Sandra Rendgen-736020160329-7360web_beschn
Photo: Sandra Semburg

Hello! I am interested in how data visualisation and enlightening visuals can be used to communicate complex knowledge. “Complex,” as in fuzzy, overwhelming, abstract, multidimensional or just plain complicated. I work as an author, editor and content developer for interactive installations as well as data and information-based communication. 

I have published four books on information visualisation. The History of Information Graphics (2019, with Taschen Publishing) is a massive overview of 1200 years of work in the field. 2018 I released a book about the work of Charles-Joseph Minard (with Princeton Architectural Press). Minard is considered one of the most important forefathers of modern information visualization, and the book assembles his complete oeuvre in statistical graphics. Before that, I had published two collections of contemporary data visualisation with art and design publisher TASCHEN.

I have previously worked as Head of Design for Sapera, a Berlin-based consultancy specialising in information visualisation and strategic consulting. Other collaborators over the years include TRIAD Berlin and ART+COM Studios, as well as the data science-consultancy Idalab.

My academic background is in art history and cultural theory. I support the work of Amnesty International. For some random meddling follow me on Twitter. If you want to get in touch, please drop me a line using this form below.

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