Moritz Stefaner

Moritz Stefaner works as a "truth and beauty operator" on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science (B.Sc. with distinction, University of Osnabrueck) and Interface Design (M.A., University of Applied Sciences Potsdam), his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. He is especially interested in the visualization of large-scale human activity.

In 2010, he was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany; his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, ars electronica and Max Planck Science Gallery. He has co-authored books for publishers like O'Reilly and Springer and has spoken and lectured on numerous occasions on the topic of information visualization.

Session: OMG – It's All Connected

Once again, Moritz will report from his practice as a Truth and Beauty Operator. This time, he will focus on the visualization of large networks - an important, but also difficult endeavor. We will learn how to avoid the notorious hairball visualizations, which promising new layout strategies have been developed, and how interaction can help to untangle intertwined interconnectedness in complex data sets.