Moritz Stefaner is constantly chasing the perfect shape for data — how can we create intriguing, expressive, and elegant information experiences? He shares some of his recent works centered around **citizen science and ecology** — from ambient data meditations over data sculptures to dynamic data artworks for monitoring his bee hives.
After more than 10 years of freelancing in the data visualization world, Moritz will reflect on his approach and process. This talk will unpack different types of challenges he’s been confronted with — both in commissioned as well as self-initiated projects — and the methods he came up with to meet them.
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.
In the past, he has helped clients like the OECD, Google News Lab, Salesforce, Deutsche Bahn and the Max Planck Research Society to find insights and beauty in large data sets. He was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and is the record winner of the Kantar Information is Beautiful awards. His work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and the Max Planck Science Gallery.
He also publishes the Data Stories podcast together with Enrico Bertini.