Ahoi. I am Fidel. I do interaction design and data visualization. I work at Urban Complexity Lab on climate change scenario visualisation tools.

Before that, I worked at Lucid, at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a Google News Initiative Fellow, Aargauer Kunsthaus and Statistik Stadt Zürich. I studied interaction design at Zurich University of the Arts

I also do freelance work, personal projects and occasionally give talks.

Projects

Let’s map the Gap

A visualisation of statements made at the 40th anniversary of Psyschoanalytisches Seminar Zürich. At the event participants were invited to comment on psychoanalysis, the Psyschoanalytisches Seminar Zürich and the event itself as well as to rate statements made by others. This resulted in a living and growing network, which was shown at the entrance. A static version of the visualisation preserving the discussion is available at viz.psz-jubilaeum.ch.

DNBVIS

A visualisation-based interface for bibliographic collections to allow for exploration. The prototype was created at Urban Complexity Lab in a research cooperation with the German National Library. Prototype. Details.

So gerecht ist Deutschland

An interactive story on social justice in Germany. Created with Hanna Decker, Christoph Schäfer during my Google News Initiative Fellowship at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Read the story (german)

Where 2

A node.js-based tool to quickly turn GeoJSON-files into APIs. Demo. Source Code.

Zürich Einmalig

An interactive experience made for Zürich’s Statistic Office to let Zürich’s citizens explore what statistical features make them unique from everyone else.

Das Flüchtige Archiv / Flaneur

The bachelor thesis Das Flüchtige Archiv (german) evaluates current web-archiving practices and proposes an archive which portrays the simultaneity and platform-independence of online discussions. Flaneur is a tool to create a personal archive of web content based on the concept of the information flaneur. Source Code. Project Documentation (german)

Zwinker

An interactive installation at Technische Sammlungen Dresden. The museum is situated in the Ernemannbau where cameras have been produced until 1992. With the goal of bringing their view into the museum, visitors can send pictures to screens in the museum entrance from their mobile phones. The installation thereby illustrates how our relation to photography has changed through digital cameras and smartphones. Collaboration with Giacomo Pedemonte.

Design & Technology Lab

An interactive installation presenting the Design and Technology Lab at the opening of the Toni-Areal. A projection and tracking system superimposes animations on a surface illustrated by a pen plotter. Video.

Talks

Upcoming: Bringing Design to Science

With Boris Müller at Visualizing Knowledge, Aalto University. We will talk about the uneasy relationship between design and science and present early results and insights of the ongoing SENSES Project.

Maps and Spatial Data in Node.js

An introduction to node.js tools and libraries related to mapping at Node.js Meetup Berlin. Video.