Dominikus BaurData Visualization

I develop and design
data visualization projects.
And speak and write.

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High-performance, bespoke, web-based visualizations.
Online, as installations or apps.

And offbeat experiments.

Working with me

You can hire me on short-term or project basis. Here’s what I’m good at:

Data Visualization

You have data (good!). But what now?
Maybe you want a beautiful, dynamic & interactive website? Turn the data into a dashboard or an app for internal use? An installation for the lobby? Or you just need someone to point your team in the right direction? I can help with all things data, from processing to design to implementation.

Web Development

You need a capable and experienced web developer? Having spent the last couple of years building for the web, I think I’ve got it now. Let me know when you need someone for high performance graphics or creating unconventional web experiments.

Training

Your team lacks visualization experience? You want to get in on the latest super-hot data thing? I offer intro- and in-depth workshops on data visualizations, how to design and how to build those things (hint: d3.js).
Let’s talk about what you need!

Speaking

I like to discuss my practice and speak about all flavors of data (science, visualization, big). Only rule: it can’t be boring! Want me to speak at your event?

Upcoming Talks

2017/09/28

New York, USA

 

Latest Talks

2017/05/13

New York, USA

2017/03/11

Munich, Germany

2017/02/08

New York, USA

And: OpenVisConf, JSConf EU, Information+, ...

Writing

I write about the theory and practice of visualizing data here and on Medium.

The Death of Interactive Infographics?

Interactives are expensive to make — they have to work across devices, using trackpads and fingers. They’re error-prone and can tarnish the publication’s reception within their audience. So why even bother?

Visits

Visits is an on-going research project about visualizing personal location histories that I've been meaning to write about for a while now. Location histories from services such as Moves or Google can be loaded and explored as interactive map-timelines. Plus, ...

Subspotting

If you've ever been to New York, you most definitely have used its extensive and (somewhat) reliable Subway - the easiest way to travel through the city. And if you took a look at your fellow passengers you might have noticed that at certain points on the line...

About me

I'm Dr. Dominikus Baur, an award-winning data visualization designer and developer. I create usable, aesthetic and responsive visualizations for computers & phones, as websites, installations and apps. My scientific background lets me squeeze the optimum out of theory and practice.

Part of my training was doing a PhD in Media Informatics at the University of Munich (LMU). Back then (2007-2011), my research focused on making our growing personal databases of media, status updates and messages manageable by everyone.
Such personal visualizations have to work across devices and be as appealing and easy-to-use as possible. UX, usability and interaction design were therefore already an integral part of my work.

After continuing my research as a visiting researcher at Columbia University and later as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, I decided to leave academia.

As a freelancer, I was very fortunate to work with highly gifted practitioners. Together, we've created beautiful visualizations for clients such as the OECD, Google or Microsoft Research.

The focus of my work is on web-based design and development.
When I create data visualizations, I approach it with the reader in mind - first and foremost. What guides my designs is their tasks, their goals and their contexts. Every step of the way from raw data to interactive graphics requires care and patience. But it's absolutely worth it, when the results are usable, appealing and informative.

Questions? Comments? Let me know!