Announcing the 54th 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.

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.

It continues to be the only award program for sign design in Japan. Signs today are considered as an interface that connects urban space or corporate activities with consumers, or as information that is indispensable for revitalizing the environment and establishing communication, and their examples are seen with more diverse variations.

The Japan Sign Design Association invites applications for awards from signature design works with high quality.

Information, registration and more on the SCA Award website.

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 one positive update: the special issue of the Information Design Journal with contributions by presenters of Information+ 2018 is now finally online under an open access license: https://benjamins.com/catalog/idj.25.1

Changes to IIIDaward 2020

Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Under the given circumstances we have made some changes and adaptations.

Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Under the given circumstances we have made some changes and adaptations.

The jury meeting is postponed to May 15/16, will be held face-2-face or online, depending on current developments.

  • The category “emergency” is dedicated to covid-related entries for only 30,- euro each.
  • Until April-15, there is a 2+2=2 promotion.
  • The final deadline for submissions is April-30.
  • Awarded projects will be announced on May-19.
  • The IIIDaward-book will be thicker than ever.
  • The IIIDaward exhibition tour will be expanded to as many as possible places.

Let us show the world the impact of excellent information design.  If you have any further suggestions, ideas, please contact us.

The more, the better: our ambition is to have as many cases as possible giving evidence of the importance and relevance of information design. 
So please submit two entries and get two more for free.
Promotion ends on Wed. -15th of April.

For details and submissions, please visit the IIIDaward website.

The BMJ (British Medical Journal)

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.

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.12 Techniques such as bar and line charts have helped us to see patterns in numerical data since at least the late 18th century.3 However, the digital revolution has boosted the possibilities for visualising data, and there is now a thriving field of practice and research in “data visualisation.”

https://www.bmj.com/content/367/bmj.l5976?
Contribution from WRR, Will Stahl-Timmins