The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) is a global network for people who work to make information clearer – for everyday life, business, education and science.

Catch the early bird for IIIDaward entries 2023 2023-01-25white line drawing of a bird on blue background The IIIDawards are a showroom for professional information design with international exposure in many different categories of information design applications. Continue reading "Catch the early bird for IIIDaward entries 2023"
IIID Conversation with Maxwell Roberts, 2 February 2023, 15:00 UTC 2023-01-25 We’re marking the 90 year anniversary of the London Underground network diagram with a talk by Maxwell Roberts, who is the pre-eminent expert on the diagram and author of several books on it. Continue reading "IIID Conversation with Maxwell Roberts, 2 February 2023, 15:00 UTC"
IIID Visionplus conference Vienna, 25-26 May 2023 2023-01-23Visionplus 19 Logo Save the date, Visionplus is back! Even more importantly, it's back in Vienna, Austria 🙂 The 19th Visionplus conference focuses on healthcare, prevention, and well-being. Continue reading "IIID Visionplus conference Vienna, 25-26 May 2023"
The next Information Design Summer School 2023. 2023-01-12 The ninth Information Design Summer School will be held online between April 11 and May 24, 2023. Continue reading "The next Information Design Summer School 2023."
Book: ‘Information Visualisation’ 2023-01-01 New book by Maria dos Santos Lonsdale about ‘Information Visualisation’. Continue reading "Book: ‘Information Visualisation’"
IIID Conversation with Rodrigo Ramírez (Chile), 12 January 2023, 14:00 UTC 2022-12-30Rodrigo Ramirez Rodrigo Ramírez will talk about "Visual Tools: Information design as a way to manage crises and emergencies." Continue reading "IIID Conversation with Rodrigo Ramírez (Chile), 12 January 2023, 14:00 UTC"
InfoDesign special issue on Health and Wellbeing 2022-12-12 Issue 19.3 of the Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação contains 4 English articles about health and wellbeing. Continue reading "InfoDesign special issue on Health and Wellbeing"
Job: Principal Teaching Fellow 2022-11-23 Hong Kong Polytechnic University is looking for a Principal Teaching Fellow. Continue reading "Job: Principal Teaching Fellow"
Conversation with Rupesh Vyas, 1 December 2022 at 1500 UTC 2022-11-17 Public participation is crucial in the present-day context of increasing complex scenario of data-driven approaches in various domains. I will discuss the challenges and exploration of information design approaches ... Continue reading "Conversation with Rupesh Vyas, 1 December 2022 at 1500 UTC"
New Zealand: Plain Language Bill 2022-10-23 The New Zealand Parliament approved a ‘Plain Language Bill’. Continue reading "New Zealand: Plain Language Bill"
IIID Conversations 2022-10-20Logo: speech bubble with the text "IIID conversations" As the name suggests, they are conversations as much as talks. The speakers make short presentations of their work or ideas, then the conversation will open out to include everyone. Continue reading "IIID Conversations"
Conversation with Carlos Rosa, 3 November 2022 at 1500 UTC 2022-10-19 The introduction of motion is an important contribution to facilitate the interpretation of pictograms and to enable them to develop in other ways, Continue reading "Conversation with Carlos Rosa, 3 November 2022 at 1500 UTC"
Job: Assistant Professor of Design 2022-10-12 Chapman University is looking for an Assistant Professor Continue reading "Job: Assistant Professor of Design"
Conversation with Will Stahl-Timmins, 6 October 2022 at 1500 UTC 2022-09-02 At the BMJ we use infographics and data visualisations to convey the information we publish to busy health professionals in an efficient and engaging way. Continue reading "Conversation with Will Stahl-Timmins, 6 October 2022 at 1500 UTC"
Updated book series by Rune Pettersson 2022-08-26 Prof. Dr. Rune Pettersson updates his series of 12 books on Information Design. Download these for free. Continue reading "Updated book series by Rune Pettersson"
Infographics Conference 2022-08-26 A one-day conference on Infographics on Friday September 2 in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Continue reading "Infographics Conference"
Call for papers: SYMBOL’22: SYMBOL SOURCEBOOK@50 2022-07-02 Call for papers for a symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Henri Dreyfuss’ Symbol Sourcebook. Continue reading "Call for papers: SYMBOL’22: SYMBOL SOURCEBOOK@50"
Job: Assistant Professor, Design and Social Justice 2022-06-06 Mount Royal University in Calgary (Canada) is looking for an Assistant Professor. Continue reading "Job: Assistant Professor, Design and Social Justice"
Job: Information designer, Montreal. 2022-05-29 Voilà, a Montreal based information design agency, is looking for an information designer. Continue reading "Job: Information designer, Montreal."
New book: Visualizing Complexity 2022-05-29 A guide to transform complex or unstructured numbers and texts into creative and playful designs. Continue reading "New book: Visualizing Complexity"
Conversation with Alex Tyers, 3 May 2022 at 1300 UTC 2022-04-29 Information design for financial communications The next in our series of IIID Conversations is with Alex Tyers of Transmission Design, one of Australia’s leading information designers. With over 20 years experience of every variety of information design, he is an expert in… Continue reading "Conversation with Alex Tyers, 3 May 2022 at 1300 UTC"
Conversation with Oliver Tomlinson, 26 April 2022 at 1300 UTC 2022-04-11 The hidden graphics Oliver will reflect on his experience of creating diagrams for large corporate bids and tenders. He will discuss how business 'authors' work with his team of information designers, creating diagrams to work alongside text in a hidden… Continue reading "Conversation with Oliver Tomlinson, 26 April 2022 at 1300 UTC"
Summer School conversation – video trailer 2022-04-05 Dates: 19 April – 26 May 2022 Running since 2013, the Information Design Summer School has gained a reputation as the best place to get a fast introduction to the concepts, principles and challenges of information design. It’s back online for 2022.… Continue reading "Summer School conversation – video trailer"
Conversation with Rob Waller, 7 April 2022 at 1400 UTC 2022-03-23 Rob Waller is the speaker at the first of our new series of IIID Conversations. He will talk about the Information Design Summer School - its history, how it works, how it integrates (only useful) theory with practice, and what… Continue reading "Conversation with Rob Waller, 7 April 2022 at 1400 UTC"
Information Design Summer School 2022 2022-02-04 The 2022 Simplification Centre/IIID Information Design Summer school will be held online between April 19 and May 26, 2022. Continue reading "Information Design Summer School 2022"
Revised edition: ‘Information design workbook’. 2022-02-04 A revised edition of the ‘Information design workbook’ by Kim Baer has been published. Continue reading "Revised edition: ‘Information design workbook’."
International accessibility symbol design competition 2022-01-19Logo UIA, Pictograms with wheelchair user mit Rollstuhlfahrer*in The International Union of Architects (UIA) and Rehabilitation International (RI) are jointly inviting submissions for a twenty-first century symbol of accessibility to represent their core values of rights and inclusion, independence, physical and virtual accessibility for all, including people with… Continue reading "International accessibility symbol design competition"
Job: Head of MA Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven. 2021-12-23 The Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) is looking for a Head of the Information Design MA course. Continue reading "Job: Head of MA Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven."
Book: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design. 2021-12-04 In their new book, “Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design”, R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis, reveal the life, work, and mindset of Will Burtin. Continue reading "Book: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design."
Conference: ICTVC, Thessaloniki: 5-9 July 2022 2021-12-04 The conference theme for ICTVC 8 is ‘Beyond the obvious: Typography and Visual Communication in times of disruption’. Continue reading "Conference: ICTVC, Thessaloniki: 5-9 July 2022"
Job: Assistant professor: Information Design & Data Visualization 2021-12-04 Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of data visualization. Continue reading "Job: Assistant professor: Information Design & Data Visualization"
idj special issue Information Visualization 2020-04-07Cover of idj special issue Information Visualization A special issue of the Information Design Journal with contributions by presenters of Information+ 2018 is now online under an open access license. Continue reading "idj special issue Information Visualization"
Shi Ji: Design Education. Part 1 2020-04-07Cover page of Shi Ji 6.1 She Ji, the journal for Design, Economics and Innovation, has published its issue 6/1, dedicated to design education and guest-edited by Guillermina Noël. Continue reading "Shi Ji: Design Education. Part 1"
Comment on Corona data quality 2020-04-07 Comment by Andreas Schneider, Institute for Information Design Japan, on the quality of data provided by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University, basis for the "Corona Navigator" featured in a previous post. Continue reading "Comment on Corona data quality"
Announcing the 54th SDA Award 2020-04-07Home page SDA Award The Japan Sign Design Association Award (as known as SDA Award) was established in 1966 for the purpose of promoting and educating the public about the sign design through presentation of signature design works to the wide society. Continue reading "Announcing the 54th SDA Award"
Information+ Conference postponed to 2021 2020-04-07Header image Information+ Conference, postponed to 2021 Information+ has been postponed for one year, until fall 2021. Hopefully, in the fall of 2021, a new version of the conference at Georgia Tech will be carried out with as many of the existing components as possible. There is… Continue reading "Information+ Conference postponed to 2021"
Changes to IIIDaward 2020 2020-03-23 Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Under the given circumstances we have made some changes and adaptations. Continue reading "Changes to IIIDaward 2020"
Corona Virus Navigator – update 2020-03-23 2020-03-23 Although we are constantly updating and expanding our visualizations around the developments of the spread of the Corona virus, we are painfully aware of the underlying limitations and the risks of statistical communication. Continue reading "Corona Virus Navigator – update 2020-03-23"
IIID Mobility & Transport Forum 2020-03-22 Abstract submission deadline has been extended, we are currently working on a new timeline. Continue reading "IIID Mobility & Transport Forum"
Nightingale, the journal of the Data Visualization Society 2020-03-21Website screenshot X-Ray Visualization: A Fine Tradition of Visualizing Medical Data - Plus, introducing a new contest for healthcare visualizations. Continue reading "Nightingale, the journal of the Data Visualization Society"
The BMJ (British Medical Journal) 2020-03-21Website screenshot Visualising health inequalities—Announcing a new data visualisation competition in healthcare. Given the ubiquity of data in our lives it is perhaps unsurprising that methods to help us understand this rising tide of digits have become increasingly popular. Continue reading "The BMJ (British Medical Journal)"
COVID-19: numbers in context 2020-03-18 Andreas Schneider from IIDj, Institute for Information Design Japan sent this article. Corona virus navigator: IIDj keeps a live 3-D visualization of the virus' geographic appearance within the limitations set by insufficient data, based on the LiveTracker of the Center… Continue reading "COVID-19: numbers in context"
Clarity conference USA 2020-03-03 Clarity 2020. Access for All. September 30th – October 2nd 2020The Watergate Hotel, Washington, USA Clarity 2020 focuses on Access for All to include access for any person to justice systems, health-care choices, financial decisions, opportunities, technology, and much more. Continue reading "Clarity conference USA"
Visualizing Knowledge 2020 cancelled/postponed 2020-03-03 Diploi, Kaleva Hall, Espoo This one-day conference VK20 questions how we can make democracy more visual, and thereby, enabling more people to be informed participants in democracy. Continue reading "Visualizing Knowledge 2020 cancelled/postponed"
information+ conference 2020 2020-02-15 September 24th-27th, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Interdisciplinary practices in information design & visualizationSeptember 24th-27th, 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Submission of abstracts: 20 April 2020 Continue reading "information+ conference 2020"
IIID Award 2020 2020-02-15 Time to showcase your work! 15 categories, entries from around the world, an international jury, and a great track record for high quality competition. We don’t just give it away, folks!Entry deadline: 18 March 2020Be a winner Continue reading "IIID Award 2020"
New information design podcast 2020-02-15 Information Design Podcast „geraumt“ 2019 Christian Lunger and Markus Scheiber started a series of (mainly German) conversations about orientation, spacial design, and information. Well worth listening to! Continue reading "New information design podcast"