Prof. Daniel Weiskopf, University of Stuttgart
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Prof. Oliver Deussen, University of Konstanz
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Daniel Weiskopf
Oliver Deussen

Christina Warren, University of Stuttgart – Email | Website

Claudia Widmann, University of Konstanz – Email | Website

Communicating scientific projects to the public has been gaining more and more importance in recent years. For large collaborative projects, in particular, there is an increasing demand for justifying why a certain research area is supported by significant resources and which kind of results were achieved. The SFB-TRR 161 - with its tight connection to visual representation - is ideally suited to communicate the activities to the public because results can be shown in form of images, videos, or interactive computer applications. 


The main goal of our public relations activities is to inform about recent research developments in visual computing and its impact on society and every-day life. We plan to address different groups of audiences: general public, professionals, university-affine audience, school students, and the scientific community. To this end, a variety of public relations activities will be carried out. Electronic communication platforms in the form of web and social media will be one component of our public relations presence, complemented by addressing traditional press media and contributing to popular science publications. Furthermore, several short films will be produced for public relations. This project will also coordinate the participation of the SFB-TRR 161 in various university-organized events, such as open houses. Another goal is to reach out to school students, which will be supported by contributing several kinds of workshops, presentations at "Kinder-Uni", providing opportunities for internships, and related activities. Finally, we see popular science and artistic exhibitions as intriguing ways for public relations to visual computing research.

Classic Public Relations Activities

  • Professional and coherent corporate design for the SFB-TRR 161 (logo, templates, colors, web and print design, etc.)
  • Wide range of print material, press work and general public relations
  • Project website, social media activities, news on websites of Transregio Partners

Visual Computing Blog (www.visual-computing.org)

  • 132 posts, 296,923 visits (Nov 2015--July 2021) 

Compiled a collection of professional photos

  • a selection of photos is available here

Films

  • 3 films about our eyetracking research activities
  • 5 films about research in the field of quantification in visual computing with a special focus on the topic "Work in the Future" (#mswiss)

Visit our Youtube Channel to watch the films. 

Social Media

  • Twitter: 231 followers, 599 tweets, 575 likes (July 2021)
  • Youtube: 52 followers, 15 videos, 12,197 views (July 2021)

Exhibitions

  • Touch table for "MS Wissenschaft" Tour 2018
  • (~62,000 visitors, over 580 school classes) and foyer exhibition at the BMBF

Participation in university events

  • Girls' Day
  • Informatiktag
  • Studientage
  • Tag der Wissenschaft
  • Kinder-Uni
  • 5. Konstanzer Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

Bogy Internships

Programming courses

Talks