Visualizing BUGA data - a student exhibition

The German National Garden Show (BUGA23) has been in full swing for several months and is proving very popular with visitors. Guests are enjoying relaxed walks through the stunning gardens, learning valuable facts about sustainability, marveling at the picturesque parks from the aerial cablecar, and taking part in various events and activities.

But BUGA is also an important project in the context of digitalization and Smart City. As part of this concept, various data sets Are being collected with the aim to improve urban life. Data-based solutions play a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity and high traffic congestion. This is where BUGA comes in as a real-world laboratory to answer questions like: When does the aerial cablecar enjoy particular popularity? What contribution does the photovoltaic system make? When and where is waste disposed of? How many visitors use bicycles as a means of transportation?

Students at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences have addressed these questions and developed visuaslizations to analyze the data collected at the BUGA. In this interdisciplinary course, students from computer science and design developed interactive dashboards on various topics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Till Nagel.

On Friday, July 21, the students will present their projects at the BUGA. In cooperation with Smart City Mannheim, the results will be presented to the public at MVV’s #klimapositiv exhibition. This event offers a great opportunity to get an insight into the innovative solutions of the students and to discuss the results together.

We cordially invite you to join us on Friday, July 21 at 1pm or 2:30pm at the MVV area (booth 11, U-Hall, Spinelli Park) and discover these inspiring projects at. Be part of this special event focusing on science, technology and sustainability. We look forward to your visit!

Flow map showing rented bikes to and from the BUGA garden show. (Visualization: D. Becker, D. Haas, S. Keller, N. Kloos, and I. Zeitz.)