The visualization shows the presence of different study programs at the conference for over ten years. In the first half of this decade, the general development of participation can be observed, which, after initially high numbers, dropped significantly in the following years. Since 2015, the number of participants has been steadily increasing again. It is particularly interesting to observe the appearance of various new courses of study in the following years, which indicates an increasing mix of disciplines at the conference.




The visualization shows the relation between the project keywords and the distribution of these keywords across different universities. The visualization assumes that the keywords allow for a (superficial) insight into the topics of the project and trough that also into the interests of the students. When following this assumption, the visualization shows the congruence between student interests and university interests.

An example: The keyword «design entrepreneurship» (bottom left) was used by 18 students but they come all from the same university. This raises the question of whether this interest is actively promoted by the university or whether the university rather reacts to the demand of the students.




The visualization explores the interests of different age groups at the time of their participation at the conference. The visualization furthermore shows at which universities the students of these age groups are studying. Generally, one could derive from that, that the fields of study "Communication Design / Visual Communication" and "Product / Object Design" appeal to the largest group of students. Among the somewhat younger students, the fields of "Interaction / Game / Media Design" as well as "Art Direction" seem to attract more interest. Among the older students, on the other hand, there seems to be more interest in the fields of "Design Research / Reflection".


The visualization shows the distribution of the sexes across the different design disciplines. In general, female students are in the majority and more evenly distributed among various disciplines. Within the male gender, the strong concentration in the fields of "Product / Object Design" and "Interaction / Game / Media Design" is noticeable. Female students, on the other hand, are comparatively more represented in the fields of "Textile / Fashion Design" and "Spatial Design".


The visualization shows the distribution of different nationalities across the universities and disciplines. In addition to students from Switzerland, students from Germany and France are most frequently represented, followed by students from Italy, South Korea, Spain, and China. A noticeable number of foreign students choose ECAL and HEAD as their place of study.

It is possible to examine deeper levels of the visualization by clicking on the different sections. To navigate backward you need to click the middle of the circle.