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    Correct at 23 March 2012. Please note the programme may change. 

    Thursday 12 April

    Keynote: Per Mollerup, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

    Per Mollerup ran the Copenhagen information design agency Designlab for twenty-five years, before moving to Melbourne where he is Professor of Communication Design at Swinburne University of Technology. He holds a doctorate from Lund University, Sweden, and is President Elect of the IIID. His books include Wayshowing, Marks of Excellence, Collapsibles and Brandbook


    Smart wayfinding on street and on app – a case study in Derby city centre
    Sue Manley1, Guy Warren1, Jo Mckiernan2, 1Placemarque, London, UK; 2Arup, London, UK

    Map design: a wayshowing experiment in Sweden and China using maps in different orientations
    Thomas Porathe1, Zhengjie Liu2, 1Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden;2Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China

    Network Rail: wayfinding guidelines and specifications for managed stations
    Fred Gangemi, Juan Rioseco, Steer Davies Gleave, London, UK

    Information design for interaction

    Labels and buttons on forms: a review of the evidence
    Caroline Jarrett, Effortmark Ltd, Leighton Buzzard, UK

    Inclusive and accessible information design for self service terminals

    Jenny Darzentas, John Darzentas, University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece

    Document design

    Tune in or tune out: readers and document typography
    Jeanne-Louise Moys, University of Reading, UK

    Designing on-screen literacy materials for children with dyslexia: exploring the issues
    Myra Thiessen, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

    Data visualisation

    Interactive information graphics and comics – the future of a dynamic relationship
    Hans-Martin Rall1, Wibke Weber21Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 2Stuttgart Media University, Germany

    Information design interventions for data dissemination of Census India, 2011
    Rupesh Vyas, Sangeeta Balasubramani, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

    Data visualisation to develop social and political awareness
    Maria Gonzalez de Cossio1,2, Lourdes Fuentes1, 1CEAD, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico,; 2Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico

    (Animated) graphics with a cause: Neurath, Rosling, and data visualisation in contemporary documentaries
    Yuri Engelhardt, Ekaterina Yudin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Seeing is believing: the comparative effects of textual vs visual presentation of the health impacts of climate change on attitudes and behavioural intentions of the UK general public
    Will Stahl-Timmins1,3, Sabine Pahl2, Michael Depledge3,1, Anthony Lilley41European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Truro, UK; 2University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK; 3Peninsula Medical School, Devon & Cornwall, UK; 4Magic Lantern, London, UK

    Beauty and the beast: a critique of data visualisations
    Sally Bigwood, Plain Figures, Wakefield, UK

    Poster session

    The first IIIDaward
    Martin Foessleitner, International Institute for Information Design

    Why statistical graphs use dots instead of lines and lines instead of areas?
    Ana Alexandrino da Silva, Cohesion Policy (NRSF) Observatory, Lisbon, Portugal

    The promise and the pitfalls of a personal project
    Robert Hempsall1, Caroline Jarrett2, 1Independent designer; 2Effortmark Ltd, Leighton Buzzard, UK

    MeeTTable: a multi-user, multi-touch meeting room table and design planning application to support collaborative design planning meetings
    Kevin O’Mahony, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

    Visual explanations for the Hong Kong community
    Brian Kwok, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    A signage system proposal for Anadolu University’s main campus
    Mehtap Uygungöz1, Bengisu Kelesoglu1, Gökhan Numanoglu2, 1Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey; 2Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

    New integrated urban systems of visual communication: contributions to greater legibility of the historic centre of V.N.Gaia
    Alexandra Cabral, University of Porto, Portugal

    Visual dialogues: ‘Pakistani Truck Art’ a metaphoric literacy
    Hena Ali, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

    Bilingual wayfinding systems in the Arab Gulf economic cities
    Sara Eid, Dar Alhekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    The role of information design in improving health literacy and relationships between users and healthcare system in Portuguese context
    Mónica Santos, University of Porto, Portugal

    Unlocking the small print
    Rob Waller, The Simplification Centre, London, UK

    A new tourist map for European cities: design contributions that increase reading speed
    Luisa do Valle, University of Porto, Portugal

    The Data Journalism Handbook: Version 0.1
    Liliana Bounegru1,3, Jonathan Gray2,3, 40+ international contributors4,3, 1European Journalism Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2Open Knowledge Foundation, Cambridge, UK, 3Mozilla Festival 2011, London, UK, 440+ organisations worldwide


    Friday 13 April

    IIID update: Clive Richards (President, IIID), Brighton University, UK

    Language and content

    We need to talk about... content strategy
    David Farbey, Medidata Solutions Worldwide Inc., New York, USA; Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

    Turning conscripts into revolutionaries: Introducing clear English and basic information design to a deeply resistant audience
    Abi Searle-Jones, and/or/if, Northants, UK

    A (necessarily) linguistic approach to a communication problem: marketing-prompted conversations in bank branches 
    Judy Delin, Roe Delin Ltd, London, UK

    Collaboration in design

    Visualising the process of transformation
    Pia Pedersen, Kolding School of Design, Kolding, Denmark

    Two heads are better than one: a first-hand report on a collaborative approach to information design and sciences
    Marek Kultys, Independent Designer and Researcher, London, UK

    Just enough content management: a case study in managing user-contributed information on a public website
    Mark Barratt, Text Matters, Reading, UK

    The role of the transformer in the Natural History Museum in the 1970s
    Sue Perks, University of Reading, UK

    Case study: teaching information design: why? what? where? to whom?
    John Darzentas, Jenny Darzentas, University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece

    Information design for health

    Effects of deliberately puzzling HIV and AIDS billboards in South Africa
    Carel Jansen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    Reducing violence and aggression in A&E through a better experience
    Sally Halls1, Francesca Ulivari1, Tom Lloyd1, Gianpaolo Fusari2, 1PearsonLloyd, London, UK; 2Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London, UK

    Case study: designing a pain assessment scale for people with dementia and their carers
    Alison Black1, Annette Gibb2, Sarah Barker1, Clare Leake1, Mari Longworth2,
     Luke Solomons2,1University of Reading, UK; 2Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK

    Pictograms and visual representations on drug bags: a communicative approach
    Tingyi S. Lin, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

    Designing effective medicine labels for senior citizens in Hong Kong
    Brian Kwok, Keith Tam, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Addressing the ‘daunt factor’: the effect of user-centred design in medicine leaflets
    David Dickinson, Suzy Gallina, Consumation Ltd, London, UK


    Concluding remarks: Rob Waller (Chair, Information Design Association), The Simplification Centre, London, UK

    Information Design Association Annual General Meeting

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