Sebastian Meier

Researcher for Spatial Data Visualization

Sebastian is a researcher in the interaction design lab of the university of applied sciences potsdam, working on spatial data visualization and mobile systems.

Sebastian is currently working on his PhD on the topic of “Location based visual analytics”, which is a collaborative project with the University Potsdam (Geoinformatics Department). His research focuses on spatial data- and information visualization with a specific focus on the cognitive framing conditions that influence the perception and understanding of visualizations.

He received a diploma in communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2009 and a master’s degree in interface design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Since 2002 he has been working for different clients as a consultant, designer and developer.

From 2009 to 2012 he taught courses on generative design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Düsseldorf and Potsdam. He became a research associate at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in 2012.



On the relevance of cartography — An interaction design perspective

Proceedings of the International Cartography Conference 2019 (ICC 2019) – Tokyo, JapanPDF


Anforderungsanalyse bei IT-Experten mittels Experience-Sample-Methode.

In: Endmann, A., Fischer, H. & Krökel, M. (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2015 – Usability Professionals. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. pp. 133-143.

Visualizing Large Spatial Time Series Data on Mobile Devices: Combining the HeatTile System with a Progressive Loading Approach

Proceedings of the ICC 2015, Cartography - Maps Connecting the World (Springer)

Visualising the» Un-seen «: Towards Critical Approaches and Strategies of Inclusion in Digital Cultural Heritage Interfaces

in: KuI (Kultur und Informatik) Cross Media. Busch et al. (Hrsg.) Berlin 2015


Heattile, a New Method for Heatmap Implementations for Mobile web-based Cartographic Applications.

In: T. Bandrova et al. (Eds.): Thematic Cartography for the Society, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. International Conference on Cartography and GIS 2014. Berlin: Springer, pp. 33-44.

A Comparison of Location Search UI Patterns on Mobile Devices.

In: Proceedings of the MobileHCI 2014, Sept. 23–26, 2014, Toronto, ON, CA, pp. 465-470.

Too many Markers, revisited. An empirical analysis of web-based methods for overcoming the problem of too many markers in zoomable mapping applications.

In: Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), 2014 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, pp. 121-125.

Interkulturelle Nutzeranforderungen erheben.

UP14, Stuttgart.

The Micro Smart Grid Tabletop — A real world case study for tangible multitouch technologies for communicating complex concepts

Published in the Workshop Proceedings of the workshop Tactile/Haptic User Interfaces for Tabletops and Tablets (TacTT) 2014 during the ITS conference 2014 in Dresden.


A Real-world Mobile Prototyping Framework for Location-and Context-based Services

Published at the Wireless Communication and Information (WCI) – Berlin, 2012