As we encounter growing datasets in our daily lives there is an increasing need to develop effective methods for making sense of them and inform our personal and professional decision-making. Utilizing our visual perception system that quickly detects patterns in our physical environment, information visualization can help the viewer to quickly see otherwise invisible aspects and gain new insights into data. The aim of this course was to familiarize students with the fundamental principles and methods of information visualization through lectures, tutorials, and a semester project. For the semester projects we collaborated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Cities are growing, but also getting hotter every year. How does this impact people's productivity?
The project covers the question of how to arrange and optimize working conditions in the future, based on the assumption that the world’s temperature increases to 2 degrees.
This project deals with the most common natural disaster and shows how much coastal cities and inhabitants can be affected.
Visualisation of the Ci:Grasp adaptation project database
An interactive visualization of the carbon emissions of several countries from 1860 to 2011.
This dataset from NASA contains the absolute and relative distribution of population for the categories "Urban" and "Rural" - on a global scale, by continent and by country.
FH Potsdam 2016