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.

Publications

We publish our thoughts to educate and entertain.

Datavisualization.ch

Publication on Data Visualization

We provide you with the latest research findings and most topical use cases in this field – including cognitions from self initiated studies as well as a review of outstanding projects by the smart people in the community. It is also a great place to share your opinion and discuss interesting movements.

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Substratum

Interview Series on Creativity

We want to feel the pulse of the creative community working at the intersection of art, design, and science. A lot has been talked about the works of these creative makers; we want to find out what they feel and think about their worlds. We want to get to know their beliefs, motivations and limitations.

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Communities

We connect professionals to exchange ideas.

Hacks / Hackers

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

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Open Data Association

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

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Experiments

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

Galaxy of Covers

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

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The Unified Hour

Explorable Explanation

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Unwanted

Investigative Report

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Global Trade Africa

Investigative Report

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Confluence Diagram

Embedded Knowledge Visualization

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Kahn Academy

Library Overview

Visualizing Substratum

Semantics & Similarity Visualization

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Make Open Data

Submission 2014

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Make Open Data

Submission 2012

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Make Open Data

Submission 2011

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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 contribute back to the community.

Catalog

A Javascript library for interface style guides using Markdown or React.

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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.

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Articles

We write articles for journals, books, and periodicals.

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

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

Visualising Data InterviewVisualising Data, 2014

History of Datavisualization.chSwiss Analytics Magazine, 2013

Page InterviewPage Magazine, 2013

Visual News InterviewVisual News, 2010

Workshops

We organize workshops to translate theory into practice.

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.

Mobile Engineering LectureZürich, May 2016

Open Data LectureBern, March 2016

Dagstuhl SeminarDagstuhl, February 2016

Push ConferenceMunich, October 2015

Visualized ConferenceNew York, October 2015

Big DiveTurin, June 2015

Visualizing ScienceBern, May 2015

ZHAWZürich, May 2015

SUPSI MAS Interaction DesignCanobbio, March 2015

Open Data CourseBern, March 2015

UX RomandieLausanne, January 2015

Data2DataKarlsruhe, November 2014

Budapest BI ForumBudapest, November 2014

SRG HackdaysZurich, September 2014

SciencecommLucern, September 2014

Graphical WebWinchester, August 2014

Netzwerk RechercheHamburg, July 2014

IfBookThen ConferenceMilano, May 2014

IUAVVenice, May 2014

Visualized ConferenceNew York, February 2014

Hacks/Hackers NYCNew York, February 2014

FH PostdamBerlin, November 2013

IDEOMunich, October 2013

ZHdK Incubator InaugurationZürich, September 2013

Storytelling ConferenceZürich, September 2013

Haute École de GestionGeneva, September 2013

Open Knowledge ConferenceGeneva, September 2013

HGK BaselBasel, September 2013

Ars ElectronicaLinz, September 2013

Namics ConferenceInnsbruck, August 2013

Digitale WirklichkeitenZürich, June 2013

News Design ConferneceZürich, June 2013

Bright TalkNew York, May 2013

TypotagMunich, February 2013

UX SchweizZürich, January 2013

Visualized ConferenceNew York, October 2012

UX ConferenceLugano, October 2012

Internationaler MedienkongressBerlin, September 2012

UNECEGeneva, June 2012

WebtuesdayZürich, May 2012

LinkedInSan Francisco, March 2012

UC Berkeley School if InformationBerkeley, March 2012

SXSWAustin, March 2012

Lift ConferenceGeneva, February 2012

Swiss Informatics SocietyZürich, December 2011

Trend ForumBasel, September 2011

Data In SightSan Francisco, June 2011

MozillaSan Francisco, June 2011

SXSWAustin, March 2011

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