The Summer School aims at visualizing open access in Germany focussed on the dataset of Bundesländer-Atlas Open Access developed in the project open-access.network. It will provide students with an introduction to principles and methods of information visualization combined with an opportunity to apply general principles to specific visualization designs to exemplary use cases such as Bundesländer-Atlas Open Access. Lectures with experts from the fields of human-computer interaction, information science, and interface design from the cooperating institutions cover the topics of the fundamentals of information visualization. The hands-on session tutorials complement the inputs during the lectures with practical activities and assignments directed towards a visual representation of the data and students get the opportunity to closely collaborate in small, interdisciplinary teams.
The summer school is a cooperation between Fachhochschule Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and the Open-Access-Büro Berlin acting on behalf of the BMBF funded project open-access.network. Furthermore, the Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle zu Open Access in Brandenburg will also be involved in the summer school.
Advanced students (levels: BA, MA, PhD) enrolled in design, information science or computer science at Fachhochschule Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; the number of students is limited to 25.
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021.
Furher information on the summer school and the application process here.