50 speakers from 20 countries cover just about every specialization around data and information design.


Finding the Story | Telling the Story | Living the Story in application areas including health, social networks, sustainability, education, security, public transport, the media, business and design.

Addressing decision making from such diverse angles as IT tools, visual processes, statistical indicators, strategic development, graphic representation, psychology and usability.


See for yourself:

Christiaan Adams
Google.org, USA
Online Mapping Tools for Data Visualization, User Engagement and Contextual Decision-making

Christophe Aguiton
Orange Labs R&D, France
Urban Mobs, Mapping Popular Emotions

Carlo Amati
Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Italy
Operational tools for strategic decisions on public investments

Giuseppe Attoma
Attoma Design, France
750.000 travellers a day - or - How to fit lots of busy people in the same space

Ruedi Baur
Integral, Switzerland/France
Orientation - Disorientation

Phil Berczuk
Steer Davies Gleave, UK
The Urban Dynamic Model – Dynamic use of data to aid policy development and decision making

Arlene Birt
Haberman & Associates, USA
Background Stories: Visual Communication for Sustainability

Carol Briam
Zayed University, UAE
LATCH unleashed: Using Organizational Principles to Improve Data Graphics

Christopher Burke
The University of Reading, UK
Isotype: representing social relationships pictorially

Karen Cheng
University of Washington, USA
Information Design for Analysis and Advocacy

Maria De Lourdes Fuentes
Information Designer, Philosophy Student, Mexico
Achieving a Higher Socioeconomic Level – information design that helps people understand how to do it (Co-presentation with Mariá González de Cossío)

Pamela Ebert Flattau
IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, USA
Opportunities and Challenges for Measuring Changes in Public Safety and Security
in Urban Areas. Topical Field: Telling the Story of Trends in Urban Crime

Yuri Engelhardt
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Engaging Citizens with Animated Statistics:
From Neurath to Gapminder (Co-speaker: Raul Niño Zambrano)

Yvonne Eriksson
Maelardalen University, Sweden
Visualization of statistics

Seth Flaxman
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Visualizing Global Cities: A Dynamic Tool for Exploring Indices of Cities

Jorge Frascara
University of Alberta/University of Venice, Canada/Italy
Data, information, significance, decisions and traffic injuries

María Gonzáles de Cossio
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Centre of Advanced Studies in Design, Mexico
Helping people achieve a higher socioeconomic level through information design (Co-speaker: Maria De Lourdes Fuentes)

Stephanie Hankey
Tactical Technology Collective, UK
Information Design for Advocacy and Campaigning

Lara Ho
Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Côte d'Ivoire
Cleaning up the house: a large NGO tries to unify its health indicators

Nigel Holmes
explanation graphics, USA
A short film about the place for humour and wit in information graphics by Nigel Holmes

Robert E. Horn
H-STAR Institute Stanford University, USA
Can Visual Language Help Us With Some of Our Social Messes (aka “Wicked Problems”)?

Julian Jenkins
2nd Road, Australia
From Data & Measures to Meaningful Decisions – Designing Useful Information for Senior Management and Boards

Mikael Jern
NCVA - National Center for Visual Analytics, Sweden
Collaborative Web-enabled Geovisual Analytics applied to OECD Regional Data

Helen Joyce
The Economist, UK
Data-driven online journalism

Paul Kahn
Kahn+Associates, France
Creating Patterns that Connect: Drawing Overview Maps of Complex Data Networks

Tingyi S. Lin
National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
The Visual Explanation of Qualitative Information: a case study on fertility rates

Raul Niño Zambrano
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Engaging Citizens with Animated Statistics:
From Neurath to Gapminder (Co-presentation with Yuri Engelhardt)

Leslie MacNeil
University of Washington, USA
Design Ethnography: Strategy for Visual Communications

Aaron Marcus
Aaron Marcus Associates, USA
Cross-Cultural User-Experience Design and Information Visualization

Nic Marks
New Economics Foundation, UK
National Accounts of Wellbeing

Judith Moldenhauer
Wayne State University, USA
DD4me – The Students' Projects

Per Mollerup
Swinburne University of Technology, Austrlia, The Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway
Domesticating Data – Functional Simplicity in Information Design

Nicolas Naveau
Ars Electronica Futurelab, Austria
Geocity - a global observer as an interaction process

Angela Norwood
Department of Design York University, Canada
Building Visual Narrative Structures through Information Design Education

Mark Palmer
Vizmetrics Inc., USA
From Data to Results: Improving Organizational Performance through Better Visibility of Key Metrics

Elizabeth Pastor
humantific, USA
Visual SenseMaking for ChangeMaking

Martin Pitt
Senior Research Fellow, Peninsula Medical School, UK
Nice Graphics: An online, task based study of the use of information graphics to support decision-making at the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK (Co-presentation with Will Stahl-Timmins)

Jean François Porchez
Porchez Typofonderie, F
How Can Typefaces Improve Information Design Legibility and Style?

Jim Ridgway
Durham University School of Education, UK
DD4D4D – Displaying Data in 4 Dimensions – for Deconstruction, Studying students working with multivariate data to deconstruct newspaper accounts

Bruce Robertson
Diagram Visual Information, UK
How Designed Data Influences Decisions

Hans Rosling
Gapminder Foundation, Sweden
How to Increase Innovation in the Use of Statistics

Regina Rowland
Co-creating Visual Maps for Transcultural Understanding– Workshop

Stefan Schwarzer
UN Environment Programme / DEWA / GRID-Europe, Switzerland
Innovative approaches to visualising statistical data at national and regional levels

Pavle Sicherl
SICENTER and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Time distance measure offers novel perception of world disparities and of implementation of Millennium Development Goals

David Skopec
kognito Gestaltung Berlin, Germany
oVIS – Real Time Visualisation of Extended Databases of Social Indicators (EUSI/DIDI)

David Sless
Communication Research Institute, Australia
Data for Decisions – the Communication Benchmarks Project

Virginia Tiradentes Souto
University of Brasilia, Brazil
Decisions, Ideas and Context Clouds

Will Stahl-Timmins
Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
NICE Graphics: An online, task based study of the use of information graphics to support decisionmaking at the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK (Co-speaker: Martin Pitt)

Kirti K Trivedi
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Self-generated Data Patterns

Leonard Verhoef
Human Efficiency, The Netherlands
From Putting Data in Statistics to Controlling Conclusions - Decision Making With Your Eyes Only

Stéphane Villard
Electricité de France (EDF) R&D, France
"Materializing Electricity" - can information design through objects take part in behavioural change for energy efficiency?

Patricia Wright
Cardiff University, UK
What if ...? Designing tools to help the public make difficult decisons about health care.



Evaluation of proposals

The DD4D programme committee headed by IIID evaluated the proposals:


Conference proceedings will be published. A special issue of the Information Design Journal is considered which will be published in 2010 with selected papers from the conference and a report on other activities connected with DD4D.


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