Responsive Visualizations

Responsive Visualizations

My name is Sebastian Meier, I am a research associate and lecturer at the Interaction Design Lab at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, working on data visualization. Currently I am writing my PhD thesis in the field of geovisualizations. I am a fellow of the DFG post graduate programme 1539 on visibility and visualization. I am interested in the way people use visualizations for knowledge construction and the effects of new interfaces and mass data visualizations on society and culture.

  • Responsive Visualizations
    • Projects

    Responsive Visualizations

    Responsive Web-Design has become more than a trend. It has become an efficient solution for customizing the visual representation of web content for various screen sizes and thereby devices. In the following post i want to point out some thoughts on making web-based visualizations responsive. In this article i will focus on visualizations which are […] Continue reading »
    May 15, 2015

  • Revisiting Bertin’s vertical sections
    • Projects

    Revisiting Bertin’s vertical sections

    This visualization experiment is looking into how to visualize two-dimensional spatial data on a map. Normal visualization are limited to one dimension in addition to the spatial information. For this additional dimension one can use one of Bertins visual variables. Combining visual variables on maps can be tricky and often confusing as for example line-shading […] Continue reading »
    February 18, 2015

  • The Micro Smart Grid Tabletop
    • Publication

    The Micro Smart Grid Tabletop

    A case study for an interactive surface, an explanatory tangible multitouch system in an exhibition context. Continue reading »
    November 20, 2014

  • A Comparison of Location Search UI Patterns on Mobile Devices
    • Publication

    A Comparison of Location Search UI Patterns on Mobile Devices

    An analysis of mobile location search applications. Continue reading »
    September 23, 2014

  • The Generative Marker Cluster — A more intuitive Solution to Marker Clusters
    • Projects

    The Generative Marker Cluster — A more intuitive Solution to Marker Clusters

    A new generative method for marker cluster icons. Continue reading »
    July 25, 2014

  • Google Maps and beyond: Karten für Desktop, Mobile und Print
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Google Maps and beyond: Karten für Desktop, Mobile und Print

    Lecture on map interfaces at the University for applied sciences Potsdam. Continue reading »
    July 12, 2014

  • Too many Markers, revisited
    • Publication

    Too many Markers, revisited

    A usability study of marker clusters. Continue reading »
    June 22, 2014

  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek <br /> — Data Explorer
    • Projects

    Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
    — Data Explorer

    Generous interfaces for cultural heritage data. Continue reading »
    June 21, 2014

  • Heattile, a New Method for Heatmap Implementations for Mobile Web-based Cartographic Applications
    • Publication

    Heattile, a New Method for Heatmap Implementations for Mobile Web-based Cartographic Applications

    A new method for implementing dynamic heatmaps on mobile devices. Continue reading »
    June 1, 2014

  • MSNI — Exploring the unknown
    • Projects

    MSNI — Exploring the unknown

    Research project on tourism and information infrastructures. Continue reading »
    January 25, 2014

  • Visual Information Exploration
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Visual Information Exploration

    Lecture on information visualization and search interfaces at the Potsdam university of applied sciences. Continue reading »
    December 5, 2013

  • KatWarn
    • Projects

    KatWarn

    In summer of 2013 Fraunhofer FOKUS commissioned the IDL to redesign the KatWarn iOS application and adapt the interfaces for Android and Windows Phone. The innovative early warning system for citizens is designed to warn the public in the case of an emergency, from natural hazzards like blizzards and flooding, to large scale operations within the city. In constrast […] Continue reading »
    November 23, 2013

  • Dataviz Challenges
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Dataviz Challenges

    Lecture on data visualization at the University for applied sciences Potsdam. Continue reading »
    March 22, 2013

  • Realworld mobile Prototyping-Framework
    • Publication

    Realworld mobile Prototyping-Framework

    A framework for prototyping location based services. Continue reading »
    October 14, 2012

  • Map Interfaces
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Map Interfaces

    Lecture on map interfaces at the University for Applied Sciences Potsdam. Continue reading »
    September 22, 2012

  • Virtual Center — IXDS / FHK
    • Projects

    Virtual Center — IXDS / FHK

    Working for IXDS, we created a global collaboration platform for researchers. Continue reading »
    August 5, 2012

  • Micro SmartGrid — IXDS / INNOZ
    • Projects

    Micro SmartGrid — IXDS / INNOZ

    Working for IXDS i was involved in creating an interactive data visualization on the future of our energy infrastructure. Continue reading »
    November 1, 2011

  • Lit — A tool for location based literary research
    • Projects

    Lit — A tool for location based literary research

    Multitouch interface for location based exploration of literature. Continue reading »
    July 14, 2011

  • News in the digital Age
    • Projects

    News in the digital Age

    My 2011 Master Thesis on the future of news on the web at the Potsdam university of applied sciences. Continue reading »
    March 14, 2011

  • Processing – Generative Design
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Processing – Generative Design

    Beginner lecture on generative design based on processing.org at the Trier university of applied scienes. Continue reading »
    November 5, 2010

  • Beyond Processing — Into Space
    • Lectures & Workshops

    Beyond Processing — Into Space

    Lecture on projection mapping and generative visuals with processing at the University for applied sciences Potsdam. Continue reading »
    October 15, 2010

  • Facebook — Leichtsinn der Nutzer ist die größte Lücke
    • Publication

    Facebook — Leichtsinn der Nutzer ist die größte Lücke

    Article for zeit.de on facebook and privacy issues. Continue reading »
    July 6, 2010

  • Universities in the digital Age
    • Projects

    Universities in the digital Age

    My 2009 diploma thesis on the digital communication strategies of design universities. Continue reading »
    July 14, 2009

  • University Finder
    • Projects

    University Finder

    As part of my diploma research i created a prototype to investigate a new browsing approach. Continue reading »
    March 8, 2009

  • Location based Applications
    • Publication

    Location based Applications

    A concept for location based app distribution. Continue reading »
    October 1, 2008