Book launch: ‘Will Burtin’s Scientific approach to Information Design’.

A recording of the book launch can be seen on Youtube.

A discussion about the new book ‘Communicating knowledge visually. Will Burtin’s Scientific approach to Information Design’ can be seen on Youtube.

The discussion was hosted by Prof Isabel Meirelles (OCAD University) and introduced by Michael Babwahsingh (Sense Information Design).

R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis gave short presentations. There was a question and answer session afterwards.

Job: Head of MA Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven.

The Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) is looking for a Head of the Information Design MA course.

Information Design is one of the five Masters Departments at Design Academy Eindhoven. The future Head assembles a team of teachers and professionals who will structure the work of the department in the coming years.

Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This concerns a part-time, freelance position for the duration of 8 years.

Inquiries: Raf De Keninck, Executive Board: +31 (0)40-239 39 39

Latest application date: January 26, 2022.

Link: https://welcome.designacademy.nl/vacaturebeschrijving/head-of-information-design

Book: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design.

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.

This book presents a timely, in-depth examination of Will Burtin, a pioneer of information design. Using a methodical approach, the authors, R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis, analyze Burtin’s way of working, and nine of his seminal projects, including his exhibitions for The Upjohn Company, and diagrams for their SCOPE magazine.

Excerpts taken from Burtin’s unpublished writing offer insight into his thinking process and explain how he transformed complex scientific information into easy, accessible visual forms. Scientists, designers, educators and students will gain valuable knowledge from Burtin’s unique design approach in meeting the current challenges of communicating complexity in their respective fields.

Website: https://www.willburtin.com/

Publisher and ordering: https://www.rit.edu/press/communicating-knowledge-visually

Book launch: December 13, 2021. A recording of this launch can be seen at YouTube.

Conference: ICTVC, Thessaloniki: 5-9 July 2022

The conference theme for ICTVC 8 is ‘Beyond the obvious: Typography and Visual Communication in times of disruption’.

Conference website: https://ictvc.org/2022/en/

Call for papers: https://easychair.org/cfp/8th_ICTVC

Deadline for submissions: January 16, 2022.

‘It is obvious that the pandemic affects our daily lives and the way we operate as educators, students or practitioners in the fields of typography and visual communication. The aim of the conference is to ‘see’ beyond the obvious, discussing examples from the past, deepening into the present, and raising important issues for the future in the areas of history, theory and practice. Among the plans of the Organizing Committee of the 2022 ICTVC is to have a special section on education, the challenges and opportunities in turbulent and uncertain times like these.’

Job: Assistant professor: Information Design & Data Visualization

Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of data visualization.

Ideal candidates will be accomplished designers and researchers in graphic/information design and data visualization with interest and expertise in data driven design processes.

Location: Boston Main Campus.

Dates: Applications received before January 10, 2022 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Enrico Bertini, chair of the search committee: enrico.bertini@gmail.com.

Link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508570/assistant-professor-information-design-and-data-visualization

Fall foliage is seen on Centennial Common Sept. 17, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University