Freelance Portfolio

Computational Social Science | HCI/UX | Data & Information Visualisation | GIS/Mapping | Open Science | Research Data Management

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My Mission

Meghna

fubits / Ilja Sperling

My passion is to help non-profits build human-centered design solutions for evidence-based impact.

My Philosophy

Data

Impact needs Action. Action needs Decisions. Decisions need Evidence and Insights.

Science

Before transitioning to Computer Science I studied Political Science and Communication Studies in Berlin and Leeds. I worked in research, PR, and policy (Think Tanks).

Design

UX / Data Viz / Info Viz / Web Development / Reserach Data Management / User-centric Workflows

My Portfolio

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Double-paged, styleguide compliant vector illustration for a research report, mapping the spatial distribution of 336 chemical attacks in Syria. Three inset maps zoom in on the main theaters.

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Three case study maps, highlighting changes in territorial control during selected campaigns of chemical attacks. Two styleguide-compliant bicolor schemes represent gains/losses by rebels and state/regime actors. A full-page illustration outlines the deadly path of a helicopter regiment.

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Krieg vor der Haustür

A full-paged colored regional map for the front matter, picking up the hue from the book's cover theme. Three tile-sized maps for the back matter, focusing on single states and subregions.

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China's Silk Road

A full-paged b/w regional map of Asia, including the challenge of emphasizing four subregions.

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Urban Spaces Project

Conception, technical project coordination, and content implementation of an online-first research paper design, complemented by a regular print product. This pilot involved a team of 55, and took one year from the first workshop to launch.

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During the last years I have designed products as diverse as data visualizations, responsive single-page and subpage web layouts, a DTP corporate news template, migrated content during a website relaunch of an academic society, or turned a corporate styleguide into a subdomain website. Let's talk about how I might help you.

My Stack

UX / HCI Methods

Data Processing

GIS & Mapping

Network Analysis

Web Development

Data Visualisation

Custom Solutions for Non-Profit Research

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