Sebastian Meier is a researcher focussed on data visualization and interface design. His work interconnects technology, design and its use by society. He is interested in the way people use visualizations in regards to knowledge synthesis and the effects of new interfaces and mass data visualizations on society and culture. In the past, he has been working as a researcher as well as a design and technology lead for various companies. Since 2009 he has worked as a lecturer at universities in the field of generative design and data visualization. Since 2011 he has been an associate with the Interaction Design Lab at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. In early 2014 he joined the DFG postgraduate programme 1539 on visibility and visualization as a fellow to work on his PhD in the field of geovisualization.