Boris Müller

Interface & Interaction Design





Knowledge Maps

Medium: Shockwave
Year: 2001
Client: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
Project Leaders: Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss
Team: Gabriele Blome, Boris Müller, Jasminko Novak, Stefan Paal, Martin Schneider

The Knowledge Maps have been my first attempt for creating a design-driven data visualisation!

During my time at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Institut für Medienkommunikation), I participated in the development of the Knowledge Maps. The basic idea behind these visualisations is to graphically present and communicate the content of the database as well as visualising metadata about the content. The graphical visualisation presents the data in a intuitive way, so the constellations of the data form a statement about their contextual sourroundings..


The Knowledge Maps are part of the project that was lead by Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft - Institute for Media Communication. The project was funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).