Jeremias Gotthelf Online Edition

The goal of this project is to make the works of Jeremias Gotthelf accessible to a broader public through a digital edition.


  • Lead school Bern Academy of the Arts
  • Institute Institute of Design Research
  • Research unit Environmental Communication Design
    Knowledge Visualization
  • Funding organisation SNSF
  • Duration (planned) 01.01.2019 - 28.02.2021
  • Project management Arne Scheuermann
  • Head of project Prof. Jimmy Schmid
  • Project staff Christian Achter
    Barbara Berger
    Nicolo Bernasconi
    Sebastian Flick
    Dr. Harald Klingemann
    Roland Reichen
    Ramona Larissa Tschuppert
    Dr. Christian von Zimmermann
    Piera Wolf
    Patricia Zihlmann
  • Partner Burgerbibliothek
    Schweizerischer Nationalfonds SNF
    SAGW Schweizerische Akadamie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
    Jeremias Gotthelf-Stiftung
    Staatsarchiv des Kantons Bern


The Institute of Design Research at the HKB is developing the necessary interface and the data visualisation for this. After drawing up a catalogue of requirements, the user-needs of potential target groups will be ascertained and worked into scripts. Afterwards, the research team will develop a design concept and prototypes based on these scripts, which will then be validated by means of interviews. To close, the team will formulate design guidelines for the programming and quality control.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 4: Quality education