Perspective

I work as a self-employed designer, programmer and teacher in Berlin, interested in trans­forming data and infor­ma­tion into visual struc­tures while keeping a broad understanding of what a visualisation can be. I believe in a critical and theory-informed approach to data visualisation and design in general. I prefer to work with non-profit organisations, foundations, universities, journalists, and activists with open-source licenses.

Background

Before starting as a freelancer, I was part of the Urban Complexity Lab at the FH Potsdam in the Senses project on the communication of climate change scenarios.

Besides, I regularly teach data journalism and information design at the TU Dortmund and FH Potsdam. I’m also an affilitate at Metalab(at)Harvard. In non-Corona times, I co-organise the Data Visualisation Meetup in Berlin.

Selection of projects

I’m fortunate to have worked with many great clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Simons Foundation, Deutsche Welle, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Zeit Online. Listed is a sample of these works from the last years. Find more on the projects page and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.
Greening the financial system Science communication

Greening the financial system

With countries targeting net-zero, the transitions pose significant risks. The NGFS scenario portal was created together with the PIK to explain and analyse plausible scenarios to central banks and supervisors.

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Communicating climate change scenarios Science communication

Communicating climate change scenarios

In this three-year project, we created modules that aim to make climate change scenarios understandable and more accessible. The international consortium consisted of scientists from PIK, IIASA, SEI, WUR and FH;P.

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How will I experience climate change? Science communication

How will I experience climate change?

Everyone is affected by the climate crisis differently. This web tool offers simple access to scientific data to find out differences in age, region and warming scenario.

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Visualisation as interface. Interface as visualisation. Interface design

Visualisation as interface. Interface as visualisation.

The feature-rich interface allows scientists of the SCPAB to find, explore and compare scientific studies. Each research is aligned by its species lifespan to compare the observed timeframe.

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Co-creating a framework of IoT risks Visual research

Co-creating a framework of IoT risks

The workshop brought together a group of experts to create a database for the existing and potential risks of consumer IoT. The visualisation helped evaluate, discuss and display the working process.

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Notebook

Below, you find some notes that came to be in recent times. Subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.

OpenRefine Introduction

OpenRefine is a commonly used tool in data visualisation. This guide gives an overview of the main functionalities like inspecting data, clustering, merging and reformatting datasets.

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