Environmental Information

Environmental Information

Interactive data tools for exploration,
analysis and story-telling

Client Work
Interaction Design Lab - FH Potsdam
Federal environmental agency (UBA)

The federal environmental agency (UBA), is cultivating a growing vault of environmental data. They were looking for novel ways of providing experts and citizens with insightful access to the data. In an exploratory ideation process, we collaboratively investigated new approaches and methods for turning those data sets into interactive tools for data analysis, exploration and story-telling.

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VISLAB is transforming data and information into engaging interactive experiences: from data visualisations, to interactive exhibits, to information portals. Throughout our process: from ideation, to conception, to development, we are taking advantage of user-centered design and user research principles, trying to align innovative technological solutions with actual user needs. Beyond project conception and development, we are also consulting clients and organizing workshops on user-centered design and data visualization.

Sebastian Meier is the founder and lead of VISLAB. Sebastian has a background in Design, HCI and Data Visualisation. He teaches at HafenCity University Hamburg as a guest professsor, is one of the founders of Maptime Berlin and is heading the German Cartographic Society's commission for cartography and research.

Most of VISLAB's projects are collaborations with a network of research institutes, companies and experts across the domains of design, web-development, data science and visualisation.