10 November 2018
FYI is a conference on information design, dealing with topics such as data visualisation, UX design, signage as well as illustrative and journalistic information graphics.
The conference will be divided into three sessions, each consisting of a lecture, a case study, a talk, and a panel discussion. The first session focuses on information design in the public sphere, how space and information influence each other, and how we transform data in public spaces. The second session highlights journalistic information design and will present methods for data development for print and online media. The third session looks at the topic of illustrative information design, and asks how we might pay more attention to the people behind the data. A total of twelve national and international speakers are expected to attend FYI. The conference places special emphasis on the exchange between established information designers and students of the discipline. Five students will therefore get the opportunity to present their own projects to the 100 participants. The aim of the conference is to make the possibilities and diversity of information design more widely accessible, and to highlight the importance of information design given the trend of using increasingly precise data. The event was initiated by the recently established association Plattform für Informationsdesign [platform for information design], whose aim is to establish a network for information designers in Vienna. There is limited availability for its 100 tickets for which you have to register online in advance.