What is it?
A one day conference looking at how ideas are designed to be more understandable. It's hosted by the St Bride's Library and curated by Max Gadney.
We will not just be looking at the discipline of Information Design, but broader, to subjects such as visual and statistical literacy - as I believe that good conferences have breadth as well as depth.
Who is speaking?
We will hear from people working in media, news, museums, product design, online data visualisation and education.
Speakers will appear as they are confirmed over the summer - we've got some good ones - and they are not just interesting people - but they can give a good talk.
I believe that decent conferences follow these rules:
- Insightful speakers who talk about what works and doesn't work and why
- no 'portfolio sessions' - by all means use visual aids but use it to illustrate a point
- brief talks (roughly 25 mins) and everyone kept to time
Who is attending?
The audience will be mainly designers - although that is a broad church these days.
Anything else we need to know?
I'm looking at what a conference publication might be like - using the premise of Insights into Information Design. More about that later in the year. I'm also putting together a book list as part of the general Design of Understanding site - not live yet.
The event is now on upcoming if that is useful to you.
Where, When, How much?