Boris Müller

Interface & Interaction Design



Teaching & Research

Since 2004, I am a Professor for Interaction Design at the Interface Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (fhp). Here you can find a selection of my activities at the university.



The Urban Complexity Lab hosts research projects related to visualization and interaction design | 2015 – ongoing

The aim of the eu project senses is to make climate change scenarios more accessible by using advanced interactive visualisations | 2017 – ongoing


The vind project investigated the relationship of user-centered and data-driven design | 2016 – 2017

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions is an animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions | 2017


Shifted Maps reveals networks in personal movement data | 2014 – ongoing


Incom is a communication platform for creative communities | 2004 – ongoing

eu project mace – Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe | 
2006 – 2009


mæve – a tangible exploration of social and intellectual networks | 2008

Innovationsforum Interaktionsdesign – a two-day conference on interaction design | 2007

Thesis Supervision

Our Symbiotic Life – MA thesis of Katja Budinger | 2017

The Organ Generator – MA thesis of Roman Grasy | 2017


Passim – MA thesis of Paul Heinicker | 2015

Culturegraphy – MA thesis of Kim Albrecht | 2014


The Iranian Internet – MA thesis of Maral Pourkazemi | 2012

Understanding Data – MA thesis of Dorothée Stietz | 2011


Visual tools for the socio-semantic web – MA thesis of Moritz Stefaner | 2007

Understanding Games – Diploma thesis of Andreas Zecher | 2007

Thesis Supervision

Urban Data Flaneur – BA thesis of Heike Otten | 2017

Towards Inferred Personal Data – BA thesis of Lio Benz | 2017


Probing Projections – BA thesis of Julian Stahnke | 2015

They Know – BA thesis of Christian Laesser | 2014


Sousveillance – BA thesis of Florian Schulz | 2014

Typografie in Web – BA thesis of Chris Magiera | 2013


Digitaler Postmaterialismus – BA thesis of Lino Teutenberg | 2013

Liquid Democracy – BA thesis of Pierre LaBaume | 2012


I am teaching interface and interaction design in Potsdam | since 2003


Computer | 2017


Data Objects2016


Second Lie2007


Culturegraphy; Kim Albrecht, Marian Dörk, Boris Müller – Leonardo, MIT Press, 2016

Probing Projections: Interaction Techniques For Interpreting Arrangements And Errors Of Dimensionality Reductions; Julian Stahnke, Marian Dörk, Boris Müller, Andreas Thom – InfoVis, 2015

Are There Networks In Maps? An Experimental Visualization Of Personal Movement Data; Heike Otten, Lennart Hildebrandt, Till Nagel, Marian Dörk, Boris Müller – Poster at VIS, 2015

Culturegraphy – Visualizing Cultural Network Dynamics; Albrecht, K., Müller, B., Dörk, M.; 4th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014, June 2014.

mæve – Eine interaktive Tabletop-Installation; Nagel, T., Pschetz, L., Stefaner, M., Müller, B. In: Sieck, J. (Hrsg.), Kultur und Informatik: Interaktive Systeme, 2010

mæve – An Interactive Tabletop Installation for Exploring Background Information in Exhibitions; Nagel, T., Pschetz, L., Stefaner, M., Halkia, M., Müller, B. (2009) In: Jacko, J. A. (Ed.): Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Part III: Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction (pp. 483- 401). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

User Activity Display: Competition or Conversation? Deiml-Seibt, T., Pschetz L. & Müller, B. 2009. In proceedings of Mensch & Computer Conference (Berlin, Germany, September 6—7). German Chapter of the ACM.

A Conversational Model to Display User Activity; Deiml-Seibt, T., Pschetz L. & Müller, B. 2009. In proceedings of the BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction – HCI2009 (Cambridge, UK, September 1-6 ).

Recording emotions with MyInnerLife; Elisabeth Eichhorn, Reto Wettach, Boris Müller. Conference Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 10—12 September 2009 in Amsterdam (Nl)

Elastic lists for facet browsers; Moritz Stefaner, Boris Müller; Proceedings of DEXA ’07 18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2007.

The Enigmatics of Affect; P. Sengers, R. Liesendahl, W. Magar, C. Seibert, B. Müller, T. Joachims, W. Geng; DIS – Designing Interactive Systems Proceedings, Juli 2002, ACM Press, London, UK

Forest of Thoughts;B. Müller, S. Voelker; DIS – Designing Interactive Systems Proceedings, Juli 2002, ACM Press, London, UK