InfoDesign | 13 Aug 14:20 2002

InfoD: InfoDesign Ed 2002: preliminary programme

      * InfoDesign Ed 2002 *   (preliminary programme)

        A forum for discussion about information design
        in higher education.
        16-17 September, University of Reading, UK.

          (44K pdf download, 3 pages)

Monday 16 September
10:00 - 'Professional challenges and post-graduate
	information design education'
	IIID forum led by Peter Simlinger
12:30 - Lunch (participants will find their own refreshments on

The InfoDesign Ed 2002 conference begins:
14:00 - 18:00
	Universities and colleges will provide poster displays
	about their information design provision, and engage
	in discussion with each other and representatives
	from industry. The aim is to compare the concepts
	and courses offered with the requirements of the
	trade and industry they serve. There will be an
	opportunity to look at examples of early information
	design from collections within the University.
18:00 - Reception and drinks with light refreshments
18:30 - 'The significance of Isotype'
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InfoDesign | 22 Aug 15:35 2002

InfoD: IIID Expert Forum Manual Design: "Manuals for Global Use"

      * Manuals for Global Use *   (call for papers)

        IIID Expert Forum Manual Design
        5 - 6 November 2002
        Maelardalen University Eskilstuna, Sweden

The IIID Expert Forum on 'Manuals for Global Use' will focus on
the development and usage of visual instructions for technical
products. The increasing complexity and variety of such products
makes them more difficult to use effectively. Pictorial and
textual instructions, whether on paper or on screen, whether
static or dynamic, attempt to counteract this trend. To overcome
language barriers information designers focus on pictures,
drawings and pictograms. At the same time they might fall prey
to cultural differences in the perception and interpretation of
images. Focussing on manuals will provide opportunities to
discuss case studies and research with regard to the effective
use of images, their interaction with universally understood
keywords, requirements of multi-language applications and
issues of related terminology and standardization

   (100 K, pdf-download, 3 pages)

To submit a proposal please supply by e-mail:
- a short abstract (5 to 10 lines) including the title and author
   of the presentation,
- a detailed content (ideally the Planning Committee should be
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