Exploring the Frontiers of Artiﬁcial Intelligence: An excellent opportunity for creative professionals to acquire the most up-to-date AI knowledge.
Exploring the Frontiers of Artiﬁcial Intelligence, Asian Convergence 2023
An excellent opportunity for creative professionals to acquire the most up-to-date AI knowledge. The programme will include keynote presentations, seminars and roundtables, exhibition and sharing programmes with young designers and students.
Jointly organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Design and Creative Industries (FHKDCI), The Design Alliance Asia (tDA Asia) and Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI).
Sheila Pontis will introduce and talk about her new book.
Join us for the next in our series of IIID Conversations. Sheila Pontis will discuss her new book, Information Design Unbound. It’s an important new resource about the theory and practice of information design.
As the complexity of problems facing people, organizations, and the planet grows, the role of information design is more important than ever. Infographics, data visualizations, and other well-known artifacts are part of a broader suite of information design interventions that help promote clarity and understanding.
For designers to realize the full potential of information design in the face of new and ambiguous challenges, they need to build on traditional practices as well as integrate emerging approaches.
Sheila says ‘As the complexity of problems facing people, organizations, and the planet grows, the role of information design is more important than ever. Infographics, data visualizations, and other well-known artifacts are part of a broader suite of information design interventions that help promote clarity and understanding.’
Information Design Unbound: Key Concepts and Skills for Making Sense in a Changing World’ provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. The emphasis is on developing essential strategic thinking and visual problem-solving capabilities. It is written and designed with students’ needs in mind. This book brings information design fundamentals to life. It includes exercises to allow students to put lessons directly into practice. Many case studies demonstrate how information designers think and work, and generous illustrations clarify concepts in a visually engaging way.
Sheila Pontis is an information designer, researcher, educator, and partner at Sense Information Design. With more than 20 years in higher education, her courses and research blend information design, cognitive science, and field research with creative thinking to help people reconnect with their imagination, envision new realities, and feel empowered to lead change — in their own lives and in society. .
Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple conferences. She is author of Making Sense of Field Research: A Practical Guide for Information Designers (Routledge, 2018) and coauthor of Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design with R. Roger Remington (RIT Press, 2021). Sheila has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Postgraduate and MPhil degrees from the University of Barcelona, and a PhD from the University of the Arts London.
Visualizing Complexity Science Workshop by Paul Kahn and Liuhuaying Yang (Vienna, August 28- September 1)
Paul Kahn and Liuhuaying Yang offer a 5-day workshop on Visualising Complexity Science.
The Visualizing Complexity Science Workshop brings together multiple perspectives in information design and data visualization to create complexity science visualizations. Teams will combine researchers together with data visualization designers, data journalists, and data artists engaged in advanced visualization projects.
The program is designed to be diverse, creative and inspiring, offering a mix of lectures by the hosts, invited guest speakers from the international data journalism and visualization community, group discussions, and hands-on working sessions engaging with complexity science research datasets.
Location: Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria
Dates: Monday August 28 – Friday September 1, 2023
Thinking of coming to the Information Design Summer School this May? To help you decide, join our free taster session on 14 March.
Thinking of coming to the Information Design Summer School this May? To help you decide, join our free taster session on 14 March at 1400 (UTC time zone).
The preview session will include a short introduction to the summer school programme, and a demonstration exercise – we will critique some real life examples of good and bad design, to show how we use design theory and design patterns to diagnose problems and find solutions. The tutors will all be there to introduce themselves and answer your questions. You will be able to feel the atmosphere of the summer school and understand the approach we take.
Drawing from the best minds and voices in the information design field from across the globe, Visualizing Knowledge is a one day data visualization conference held at Aalto University, Finland.
Visualizing Uncertainty: Call for speakers and student showcase now open
JOIN THE SHOWCASE! Student Projects of Information Design and Data Visualization
Visualizing Knowledge is seeking for engaging and compelling student projects to be part of the showcase exhibited online and on the conference day, 16th June 2023, at Aalto University. This year’s theme is Visualizing Uncertainty. How can we point out new perspectives and approaches that can bring a hopeful and optimistic future which hasn’t been set yet? How do we visualize the complexity of the world we’re living in?
Entries can be design and data work in a variety of formats – digital, web, interactive art, installation and print etc.
Selected entrants will have the opportunity to attend the conference for free.
After two years online, the Information Design Summer School is face-to-face again – for three intensive days of expert talks, discussion and practical work.
After two years online, the Information Design Summer School is face-to-face again – for three intensive days of expert talks, discussion and practical work in Vienna, just before Vision Plus XIX. There are sessions on design critiquing, visualisation, typography, language and design, iconography, and user testing.
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.
A picture of health: Visualising medical information for doctors
At The BMJ (British Medical Journal) we use infographics and data visualisations to convey the information we publish to busy health professionals in an efficient and engaging way. In my talk I’ll introduce the kinds of graphics we make, including full page “visual summaries”, interactive graphics, and visual abstracts.
Registration link to be updated shortly
Will Stahl-Timminsis Data Graphics Designer at The BMJ. His background is in graphic design. He holds a PhD in the use of information graphics in health technology assessment from Exeter Medical School. Outside work, he spends a lot of time playing with his daughter (currently age 2), cooking, gardening, and playing board games with anyone who he can get to the table.
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 instructional design, forms, customer communications and plain language.
During this session I will be talking about information design for financial communications. Most people I talk to express surprise that a bank statement, form or insurance letter is even designed at all, maybe because they are often so bad. However, I can confirm that – yes – financial communication design is a thing. I will be discussing how financial comms can be improved, and what can hold this back. I will be showing examples from projects I have worked on for financial organisations and highlighting some of the things I have learned. I look forward to chatting to you soon.
Alex Tyersis one of Australia’s leading information designers. With over 20 years experience of every variety of information design, he is an expert in instructional design, forms, customer communications and plain language.
Guillermina Noël University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland;
Michael Meyer and Donald Norman, University of California at San Diego, USA;
Peter Jan Stappers et al, Deft Technological University, Netherlands;
Gjoko Muratovski, Ullman School of Design, University of Cincinnati, USA;
Johan Redström, Umea Institute of Design, Sweden;
Gunnar Swanson, California State University, USA;
Jorge Frascara, Formerly University of Alberta, Canada, and now University of Applied Design and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland. He interviews Richard Buchanan, Meredith Davis, Ken Friedman, Willard McCarty, Ezio Manzini, Donald Norman, Sharon Poggenpohl, and Saskia Sassen.
It’s an intense and exciting introduction to the field, and attracts many people who are not from an information design background, but who have problems they think information design can solve. We’ve had medical people, lawyers, technical writers and government administrators, for example.
The summer school is taking a break in 2020 but get in touch to find out about our future plans.