DFKI

Digging into Stasi data

We supported DFKI with a visual concept for exploring yet unexamined Stasi data.

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Client
DFKI – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Services
UX Design, Interface Design
Implementation
2 weeks with 2 people
Outcome
Interactive Concept Visualization
A man holds a tablet with the interactive data visualization of the Stasi data archive.

Challenge

Making the millions of documents in the archive of the State Security of the GDR (Stasi) digitally searchable and accessible to researchers and the public.

Result

We drafted a search application interface for data exploration. Its search mode divides results in different media categories and provides a network graph to discover connections between entities.

Value

We delivered a concept visualization as a basis for discussion in the German Federal Parliament.

A screen of a database visualization for the BSTU project.
A screen of a database visualization for the BSTU project.
A screen of a database visualization for the BSTU project.
A screen of a database visualization for the BSTU project.

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