MAPPING THE URBAN NOW.

In recent years more and more data about the city is digitally collected. This data from sources such as mobile phones, sensors, and location-based services can be visualized to reflect urban activity. Geovisualization stimulates the visual analysis of spatial patterns, relationships, and trends, as well as enables interactive exploration and understanding of location-based information. Usable and approachable visualizations allow casual users and experts alike to make sense of the massive streams of data, to see the city in different perspectives, and to understand their environment. I will talk about the challenges in urban data visualization in regard to user experience and interaction design, as well as showcase multiple projects that demonstrate current approaches to and new thinkings about urban data.

Till Nagel Till Nagel is a research associate at the Interaction Design Lab, and a lecturer for Advanced Media at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He also is a research affiliate with the MIT Senseable City Lab, and doing his PhD at the Computer Science department at KU Leuven. His research interests focus on geo visualization, information visualization, and tangible interfaces. Till Nagel received a diploma in media and computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel in 2002. Since 2001 he has worked for different media agencies and software companies as leading software engineer and IT consultant for international clients. Since 2006 he had taught courses on creative coding, data visualization, and multitouch interfaces at the Berlin Technical University of Arts (BTK), the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP), and the University Iuav of Venice (IUAV). In 2011 he visited the MIT Senseable City Lab, and worked at the Future Urban Mobility group in Singapore. Links http://tillnagel.com, http://twitter.com/tillnm