About IIID

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.

We work at two levels:

As the international focus for the information design profession.

  • We are recommended by UNESCO as a partner organization.
  • We run the IIID Award, the prestigious international award scheme that attracts hundreds of entries from across the world.
  • We have World Regional Representatives in over 20 countries.
  • We sit on relevant committees of the International Standards Organisation.
  • We publish the Information Design Education Directory – constantly under development.

As a community focus for information designers, students, researchers and teachers around the world.

  • Our series of IIID Conversations is an online forum for designers to meet and exchange experiences.
  • Our website and social media keep information designers in touch.
  • Vision Plus conferences, run together with partner organisations, allow members to meet and hear about new developments in practice and research.

IIID Executive Board

PresidentRob Waller
Simplification Center, UK
President electVeronika Egger
is-design, Austria

Vice presidents

Finance &
Veronika Egger
is-design, Austria
CommunicationsClaudine Jaenichen
Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA
Education &
Karel Van der Waarde
EventsMartin Fößleitner
High Performance, Austria
New board members elected 2020Michael Babwahsingh, USA
Sheila Pontis, USA
Keith Tam, Hong Kong

Immediate Past President:
Professor Clive Richards
Professor Emeritus of Information Design at Birmingham City University, UK

IIID General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) takes place once every two years. It consists of all IIID members or representatives of member organisations. Members have the right to vote at the General Assembly and all members are eligible for office as Board members of IIID.
See also IIID Statutes (German version: IIID Statuten).

Worldwide community

Dark blue regions in the map are countries with IIID World Regional Representatives (WRRs), light blue countries have IIID members but no WRR, and the small red dot in the middle of Europe is Austria, the home of IIID.

IIID World Placeholder
IIID World

World Regional Representatives (WRR)

IIID world regions may be a single country or a collection of geographically adjacent or related states. World Regional Representatives represent the IIID by providing a point of contact for the IIID within their regions. Through their local contacts, they promote IIID events and gather intelligence on matters within their regions relevant to the interests of the IIID. 

They regularly supply the IIID Vice-President (Communications) with updates on information design developments within their locale for inclusion in ID Community News and other IIID media. They also prepare reports annually on their activities for IIID Executive Board (EB) and General Assembly (GA).

WRRs are enlisted through being nominated and elected, or re-elected, by the IIID GA on a biennial basis, in the same manner as members of the EB.

WRR Showcase:

Katrin Beste, Austria
Klaus Kremer, New Zealand
Ricky Stoch, South Africa

Current WRRs:

Gordon Akwera, USA
Katrin Beste, Austria
Yosune Chamizo Alberro, Mexico
Mikhaila Aldaba, Philippines
Veronika Egger, Austria
Mario Fernando Uribe, Colombia
Martin Fössleitner, Austria
Diana Frank, Germany
Gill Harvey, Canada
Claudine Jaenichen, USA
Juuso Koponen, Finland
Klaus Kremer, New Zealand
Tingyi Lin, Taiwan
Judith Moldenhauer, USA
Rodrigo Ramirez, Chilé
Will Stahl-Timmins, UK
Ricky Stoch, South Africa
Alex Tyers, Australia
Rupesh Vyas, Finland
Karel van der Waarde, Belgium
Rob Waller, UK