Cover von Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich

Learning German can be very hard, especially if it isn't your native language. In order to make German grammar more accessible, Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich uses a new visual system as learning support.

grammatikalisches Geschlecht




Perceive and understand

The appearance of text and signs make important aspects of the German language visible, so it becomes easier for you to notice, understand and remember them.

Compare and recognize

This visual system is used throughout the book in order to present grammar features in a consistent way. This allows for a continuous learning process and makes it easier for you to recognize the content you have learned.

Verb Konjugation




Learn and review

The grammar topics are organized into four chapters: parts of speech, declension, comparison and conjugation. Each topic is then introduced with a concise explanation and several examples, enabling the book to be used as a learning aid or reference guide.

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Designpreis Brandenburg

Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich won the Designpreis Brandenburg 2021   in the category Young Professionals.


German Design Award

Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich received the Winner distinction of the German Design Award 2022   in the category Excellent Communications Design.


First edition

The first edition of Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich with 500 copies was produced in cooperation with the International Office from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Funded by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office, this first edition will be distributed to the international students from the University.


Book publication

Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich was published in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is available for download free of charge. The work is under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license and thus represents a contribution to the free and accessible communication of knowledge.




Talk at the ECLL2020

Barbara Avila Vissirini presented A Visual System for Grammar Instruction in Foreign Language Learning   at the European Conference on Language Learning 2020.



Visualization of German grammar

In collaboration with the UCLAB research group, Barbara developed a visual system for the German language that makes morphological and grammatical features, which are important for non native speakers, visible.

German Design Award 2022

Winner in the category Excellent Communications Design

Designpreis Brandenburg 2021

Winner in the category Young Professionals


About the author

During her Master studies Barbara Avila Vissirini dedicated her research to the visual representations of grammar in foreign language learning and asked herself how a consistent design of visual support could help the learning process. As part of her research, she examined in more detail how visual variables are used as input enhancement by current textbooks for German as a Foreign Language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache, DaF).

Based on an analysis of the available visual variables and the most important grammatical features of the German language for non native speakers, Barbara developed a visual support system for grammar instruction. She completed her master's thesis in 2019 and her work Visuals for Language received the design department award for the best master's thesis. Franziska Morlok, Professor for Editorial Design, and Marian Dörk, Professor for Information visualization, supervised the work.

After graduating Barbara became Research Associate in the UCLAB research group at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and has further developed the visual system. In cooperation with the International Office of the University she wrote Dieses kleine Buch ist für dich.


Prof. Dr. Marian Dörk
Professor for Information Visualization

Prof. Franziska Morlok
Professor for Editorial Design

Karin Schmidt
Head of the International Office and DaF Expert


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