Perspectives on Physical Data Visualizations

Physical data visualizations or data physicalizations were and are approached in various disciplines such as art, design, and human-computer interaction. We want to gain deeper insights into how data physicalizations can be materialized for different contexts or how diverse challenges can be tackled. For this, we invite guest speakers with expertise in research and design.


Moritz Stefaner

Moritz Stefaner works as an independent designer, consultant, and researcher. He helps organizations, research, and businesses find the truth and beauty in relevant and meaningful data. His clients include the OECD, Google News Initiative, Salesforce, Deutsche Bahn, and the Max Planck Research Society.


Rosa van Koningsbruggen

Rosa van Koningsbruggen is an explorative, user-centered design researcher. She is currently working as a research assistant at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, where she investigate the user experience of inflatable data physicalizations. She is motivated by the idea to generate insights regarding our future everyday life through the creation of physical artifacts. Within her research, she focuses on aesthetics and qualitative research methods and follows an iterative and explorative process, which moves between making, testing, and reflecting.