Data Design – Visualization of Data

Data Design – or the visual display of quantitative information (E. Tufte) is a design dicipline with long tradition as well as  great potential in the context of “Big Data”. Timo Daum has been teaching Data design in his information management course and as part of a lecture on applied media.

In a collaboration with DESTATIS  Statistisches Bundesamt EMBA  students developped animated and interactive sketches displaying statistical data (Applied media course, 2013)


  • Historic examples
  • Design rules for the display of statistical data
  • Graphs, charts and maps
  • Big data and visualization concepts
  • Examples
  • Technologies
  • Interaction
  • Animation, time based media