IIID was founded in 1986 by Peter Simlinger as a non-profit membership organisation.
Over the years IIID has helped to develop information design as an independent field of knowledge and professional practice.
We have done this through conferences, publications and research projects, and by encouraging information design education.
We have strong links with universities, research laboratories and design companies (see Members Network).
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The IIID Yearbook 2016 gives an overview of our activities, and it is a chance to see what our Word Regional Representatives (WRRs) have to say about what’s happening in their part of the world.
The IIID brochure outlines IIID’s aims and activities.
IIID is recommended by UNESCO as a partner organization for world wide co-operation on matters of information design (Resolution 4.9 of the 28th General Conference of UNESCO, 1995, Paris).
IIID is an Associate of the OECD Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies".
IIID is affiliated to the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) and co-operates with an number of other national and international organizations, interested in information design.
IIID Policy (Policy paper of IIID director Peter Simlinger, 2014)