Vision Plus

The “Vision Plus” conference series always provides an inspiring forum for discussion and the exchange of experience and ideas on relevant and topical information design issues. It is an international and interdisciplinary symposium under the patronage of UNESCO.

2023: Information Design for Healthcare

25-26 May 2023, Vienna, Austria
The 19th Visionplus conference focuses on healthcare, prevention, and well-being:
Finding a way through healthcare systems, healthcare buildings, and healthcare finances is often a challenge, even when we’re healthy and wealthy. Information is crucial to enable people to act appropriately.
Call for papers ends 28 February 2023

2018: Information Design as a tool for a better city

Mexico City was World Design Capital in 2018, the Vision Plus conference focused on how information design can contribute to improving city life.
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Participant at Vision Plus 2018 in Mexico holding the programme folder

2017: Core Competencies – Information Design in Education

Information design professionals, students and teachers from around the world joined us in Riga to take a closer look at the skills, competences and talents needed for implementing good information design.
Collage of pictures. IIID Award winners on stage, workshop close-up of someone writing on a chart, the audience, conversations.
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Photos: Catharina Ballan and Gints Malderis

2015: information+design=performance

In 2015 the IIID Vision Plus conference was hosted in the UK by Birmingham City University in association with the Information Design Association. The 16th symposium explored a wide variety of fascinating ideas relating to information, design and performance.
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Previous Vision Plus Symposia

  • Vision Plus 16: information+design=performance
    2015, Birmingham, UK
  • Vision Plus 15: Transforming Information
    2014, Vienna, Austria
  • Vision Plus 14: Communities, Healthcare, Mobility
    2010, Ahmedabad, India
  • Vision Plus 13: DD4D
    Data Designed for Decisions
    2009, Paris, France
  • Vision Plus 12: Information Design
    Achieving Measurable Results
    2007, Schwarzenberg/Bregenzerwald, Austria
  • Vision Plus 11: Needs, Trends and Themes for Information Design
    Developing Information Design Subject Areas
    2005, Vienna, Austria
  • Vision Plus 10: Tourist Information de Luxe – for All
    Creating inclusive information environments / Making visitors come again
    2003, Lech/Arlberg, Austria
  • Vision Plus 09: Designs and Destinations
    Integrated Information for Urban Transport
    2003, London, Great Britain
  • Vision Plus 08: Turning Information into Corporate Knowledge
    Innovative Information Management: A Design Challenge
    2000, Vienna, Austria
  • Vision Plus 07: Diversification of Minds
    Conversation in Processes / Design for Communities
    1999, Tokyo, Japan
  • Vision Plus 06: Drawing the Process
    Visual Planning and Explaining
    1999, Vienna, Austria
  • Vision Plus 05: Learning Meets Information Design
    Information Design Meets Learning
    1998, Schwarzenberg, Austria
  • Vision Plus 04: The Republic of Information
    Design for Global Communication
    1998, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Vision Plus 03: Design on the fly
    The Structuring of Information for Instant Use
    1997, Schwarzenberg, Austria
  • Vision Plus 02: Seeing, Feeling, Understanding
    Controversial Views on Development in Communication
    1996, Schwarzenberg, Austria
  • Vision Plus 01: Design for Electronic Communication
    1995, Götzis, Austria