Saturday, March 21, 2009

Information Designers Meet in Paris

Information design is a basic skill equivalent to reading and writing only through visualization.

DD4D, Data Designed for Decisions, is a conference for people who work in the field of information design held in Paris, 18-20 June 2009. It is a conference for intermediaries between data, knowledge and empowerment interested in enhancing social, economic and environmental progress.

There will be speakers from 20 countries who investigate selection, visualisation, interpretation and communication of data.
Topics include:
1. Bringing personal meaning and relevance to statistics.
2. Sharing tools to access and understand data.
3. Finding stories in data and communicating them.
4. Helping people understand complex issues.
5. Graphic representation and decision-making.
6. Visualising progress and development.

One of the hosts of the conference is the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) founded to develop research and practice in optimizing information and information systems for knowledge transfer in everyday life, business, education and science. The main concern of the Institute is to contribute to a better understanding within the human community with respect to cultural and economic issues by means of improved visual and non-visual communication.

IIID works to:
a. develop information design as an independent interdisciplinary field of knowledge and professional practice,
b. document and to make generally accessible specifically relevant information,
c. carry out research within its possibilities and in co-operation with its members and
d. find new ways of educating information designers.

The aims of the IIID are achieved by interdisciplinary and international co-operation so IIID has established worldwide links to renowned universities, research laboratories and design companies.
IIID is Assoociate Partner to the OECD Global Project.

Click on the heading above to go to the DD4D site.

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