Wikiprogress Data Visualization Contest 2015 – The Judges

The Judges

Stefanie Posavec
Freelance Data Designer

Stefanie Posavec moved from Colorado to London in 2004 and never went home. With a background in book design and text visualisation, she mainly works as a designer with a focus on data-related design, with work ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art for a variety of clients.

Her personal work focuses on the visual or physical representation of data from language, literature, or scientific topics, often using a hand-crafted approach. This work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), the Victoria & Albert Museum, Southbank Centre, and Somerset House (London).

Kim Rees
Co-founder and Head of Visualization at Periscopic

Periscopic is a socially-conscious data visualization firm that converts raw data into visual and interactive experiences that allow people to empathize and understand. They have helped clients such as Google, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNICEF deliver insights and compel action through data.

Moritz Stefaner
Truth & Beauty Operator

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, the World Economic Forum, Skype, dpa, FIFA, and 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 a multiple 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 has co-authored books for publishers like O’Reilly and Springer and has spoken and lectured on numerous occasions on the topic of information visualization.