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.