We share knowledge and bring ideas to life.

Creativity is driven by curiosity about the unknown, the desire to improve, and the freedom to explore. Creation through experimentation plays an essential role in our studio. We believe true innovation only happens when you share your ideas and knowledge with others. By creating a dialogue around our research, we aim to benefit others and us alike.

Graduates

Explorations that grew into tools, publications, or experiences.

Catalog

Living style guides for digital products

After creating a tool to solve our own need and using it with our clients, we decided that it’s time to share it with fellow product makers. With Catalog you combine design documentation with real, live components in one single place, making collaboration between designers and developers seamless.

Publications

We publish our thoughts to educate and entertain.

Datavisualization.ch

Publication on Data Visualization

We report on the latest research findings and applied use cases of this field. We combined reviews of work done by academics and practitioners with insights from our own work. Although the publication is no longer active, the archive is full of inspirational and educational examples.

Visit Datavisualization.ch

Substratum

Interview Series on Creativity

We feel the pulse of the creative community working at the intersection of art, design, and science. In a series of interviews, we find out what they feel and think about their worlds to get to know their beliefs, motivations and limitations.

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Communities

We connect professionals to foster the exchange of ideas.

Hacks / Hackers

Zürich chapter of the global network of journalists and technologists to advance digital journalism.

Join us on Meetup.com

Open Data Association

Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation with the aim to make governmental data accessible to everyone.

Join us on Opendata.ch

Experiments

We explore new ways of interaction, visualization, and storytelling.

Looking for the Earth Next Door

How far are we to living on an exoplanet?

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Exploited Hopes and Dreams

There are 21 million victims of modern slavery on any given day. Discover the stories of two victims in Switzerland.

Read Online

Grand Slam Serve Speed

Serves speed from the top-ranking ATP players in Grand Slam tournaments.

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Multicle

A new format for online articles that adapts to the reader’s preferences.

Try Prototype

The Road to School

The Syria crisis is robbing millions of children of their right to education.

Read Online

Galaxy of Covers

Honoring the evolution of the 50 most popular cover songs of all time.

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The Unified Hour

Interactive exibition about the UCI One Hour Record.

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Unwanted

Investigative report about the missing girls of India.

Read Online

Global Trade Africa

Visualization of trade flows between African countries and the rest of the world.

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Confluence Diagram

Embedded knowledge and dependency visualization.

Try Prototype

Kahn Academy

Visualization of a library of learning resources.

Visualizing Substratum

Analysis and visualization of text semantics and similarity.

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Make Open Data

Animated visualization of the Swiss railroad activity.

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Make Open Data

Geographic visualization of contaminated sites in Switzerland.

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Active Identity

Trust and Reputation on the Internet

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Retype

Multitouch Text Entry

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Fingertip

Tactile Touch Interactions

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Candeo

Visual Risk Management

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Open Source

We release internal utilities to give back to the community.

Catalog

A Javascript library for creating living style guides using Markdown or React.

View on Github

Swiss Maps

A Makefile to generate TopoJSON from Swisstopo geodata.

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GSheets

A Javascript library for retrieving Google Sheets as plain objects.

View on Github

Articles

We write articles for journals, books, and periodicals.

Feature & InterviewData Visualization for Success, Images Publishing Group, 2017

Dynagrams: Enhancing Design Thinking Through Dynamic DiagramsDesign Thinking for Innovation, Springer-Verlag, 2016

Prototyping und StorytellingDesign Thinking Das Handbuch, Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch, 2015

From Experience to UnderstandingNew Challenges For Data Design, Springer-Verlag, 2014

The Confluence Diagram: Embedding Knowledge in Interaction ConstraintsAccepted Poster InfoVis, 2014

InterviewVisualising Data, 2014

istory of Datavisualization.chSwiss Analytics Magazine, 2013

InterviewPage Magazine, 2013

InterviewVisual News, 2010

Workshops

We organize workshops to translate theory into practice.

Visualize Thick DataZürich, September 2017

OKNF ConferenceGeneva, September 2013

Fossgis ConferenceRapperswil, June 2013

See+ WorkshopWiesbaden, April 2013

Lift ConferenceGeneva, February 2013

See+ WorkshopWiesbaden, April 2012

Opendata.chBern, June 2011

See+ WorkshopWiesbaden, April 2011

Presentations

We present our work to inform and inspire.

Creative Hub TalkZürich, September 2018

Inno TalkBern, June 2018

Data Visualization LectureBern, June 2018

Data Visualization LectureMannheim, May 2018

World IA Day TalkZürich, February 2018

Open Data LectureBern, February 2018

Interactive Visualization ModuleZürich, November 2017

Data Visualization LectureZürich, November 2017

BPM Symposium TalkWinterthur, November 2017

UN Expert Group Meeting TalkGeneva, September 2017

UN Designers LunchGeneva, May 2017

IAM Live PannelZürich, May 2017

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