University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is the first German university to offer a BA and MA program in Interface and Interaction Design. The program complements the already existing courses for Communication Design and Product Design within the Design Department. There are no strict boundaries between the three different design programs. This creates an open flow of knowledge and experience that provides the students with a broad design education as well as the possibility for individual specialization. At our design program, Visualization has become one of the most relevant themes for both research and industry projects.
A major task in the area of interaction design is the visual representation of complex data structures and dynamic information. Our approach to visualization blends scientific information visualization with a unique understanding of form, interaction and usage. We believe that design principles and design thinking should be applied to the development of information and data visualizations. A creative understanding of typography, color, space, movement and interaction is crucial to an innovative and successful design of a visualization.