Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

lilaDot – translate complex knowledge into illustrations

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Research Service Centre - SZF
Subject Area
Knowledge Communication, Knowledge Visualization
Summer Term Internship 2023:
08 May – 28 July
 22 May – 11 August
 05 June – 25 August
Individual Timeframe Internship:
The dates are arranged individually according to the project's and the student's availability.
Internship Modality:
On-site internship in Berlin
Project Supervisor(s)
Wen-Min Ji
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
Further Information
Project Type
Project Content
lilaDot is developing a systematic visual language that is capable of expressing abstract and complex academic knowledge.

Because of the topic's novelty, our approach is to, firstly, create an environment where a large number of users can interact with a broad collection of visual vocabulary and, secondly, observe and extract patterns from these interactions.

The project takes the format of a tech startup. The research environment is very different from typical academic research regarding the high agility and the focus on products and customers.
Tasks for Interns
  • Create knowledge visualization for academic literature
  • Collect and manage user feedback
  • Assist visual element design
  • Assist internal and external communication
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
  • Studying humanities and/or communication-related subjects
  • Have experience working in a team (internship, research, or student project)
  • Proactive and excellent communicator
Expected Preparation
  • Read: Robert Mayer (2009) “Knowledge Visualization” 

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