IIID Publications

Field manualField manual for problem solving: A guide for workers to facilitate a workshop around tough problems; 2nd Road, Australia

Selected IIID Publications

IIID VisionPlus 2015 ProceedingsProceedings VisionPlus 2015: information+design=performance
In September 2015, IIID partnered with Birmingham City University and the Information Design Association to organize the 16th international interdisciplinary symposium at the universities new Parkside Building in Birmingham, UK.
The Symposium explored a wide variety of relevant and topical issues ranging from information at the beginning of the digital age, healthcare, inclusion, big data visualization, to wayfinding and many other fascinating ideas relating to information, design and performance.
The event was a great success, with speakers and delegates from around the world sharing ideas across two days at the City Centre Campus, Birmingham City University.

Cover IIID AwardIIID Award 2014
The aim of IIID has always been to promote and expand information design knowledge and research. In 2011, the International Institute for Information Design celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was time for us to acknowledge the best in what information design has to offer by introducing the IIID Awards. The competition is held every three years.
Enjoy browsing the many excellent examples in the Award Book 2014!

VisionPlus 2014 - ProceedingsTransforming Information: A conference to examine the role of the Isotype Transformer 90 years on...
The graphic language of Isotype with its simple repeated symbols has largely become just one element in the designer’s toolbox – as Otto Neurath predicted in International Picture Language in 1936 ‘dependent on their times like all the old sign languages’. This conference in the Vision Plus series investigated the role of the „transformer“ and its understanding among designers practicing today. The event was named in reference to Marie Neurath.

Mobile Plus - ProceedingsInternational Conference on Inclusive Growth through Mobile Applications, Chennai, India, 2011
The Mobile Plus conference addressed technology and information design challenges for bringing relevant content via mobile phone to people who would otherwise have no access to such information.
The event was organised by IIID in cooperation with the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Industrial Design Centre of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
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DD4D - ProceedingsDD4D - Data Designed for Decisions, Paris, France, 2009
Enhancing social, economic and environmental progress. Jointly organised by IIID and the OECD Statistics Directorate.

Over 50 speakers from 20 countries investigated selection, visualisation, interpretation and communication of data.
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Information Design Books

PDF versions of the books were donated by the authors to visitors of the IIID website:

Per Mollerup - PowerNotes

PowerNotes - Slide Presentations Reconsidered
Author: Professor Dr.Tech. Per Mollerup
More info & free download

Book series about aspects of information design
Author: Rune Pettersson, Ph.D., Retired Professor of Information Design, Maelardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
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IIID Summer Academies

IIID has organized Summer Academies in Austria, Italy, Japan, the USA, and on the Cape Verde Islands. They involved students in real life projects, encouraged them to effectively work in teams and enabled them to experience multicultural challenges.

The results of two of them can be downloaded:

2002: Travelling the City 1, Vienna, Austria
2003: Travelling the City 2, Salzburg, Austria