Symposium

Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013

This event is open to public and free. RSVP recommended. For directions to the venue and information about parking, visit the University Admissions website.

Agenda

Morning Events

Gallery 360, Ell Hall / Curry Student Center
11:00 a.m. – Gallery Talk: “Swiss Style Reboot”

West Village F (Visitor Center), Room 20
12:00 p.m. – Screening: “Teaching to See”

A film by Andrei Severny, featuring renowned graphic design educator, Inge Druckrey, introduced by Franz Werner, RISD

Afternoon Sessions

West Village F (Visitor Center), Room 20
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Introductions:

  • Xavier Costa – Dean, College of Arts, Media and Design
  • Nathan Felde – Chair, Art + Design, Northeastern University

Presentations:

  • Yanni Loukissas – Senior Researcher, metaLAB and Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • Mark Davis, Producer and Director, NOVA, Mars Rover
  • Glorianna Davenport – Senior Researcher, MIT Media Lab; Tidmarsh Farms, Living Observatory
  • Casper Harteveld – Northeastern University; Game design for environmental education
  • Bang Wong – Creative Director, Broad Institute, Open Data project; Visualization of biological data
  • Eli Kintisch, – Knight Project Fellow, MIT and RISD, “Close to Home: How new data visualization methods bring climate reality to our doorstep”
  • Brian Wee and Brian Rosborough – NEONINC.org
  • Dietmar Offenhuber – MIT Senseable City Lab
  • Jason Pearson, The Economy Maps, Washington D.C.

Food service is available on campus at the Curry Student Center.

Evening Session

West Village F (Visitor Center), Room 20
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Part One – Principles of Information Design

  • Nicholas Bourquin and Thibauld Tissot – Onlab
  • Isabel Meirelles – Professor of Information Design, Northeastern University
  • Joel Katz – Author of “Designing Information”
  • Claudia Mareis – Professor of Design Theory and Director Institute of Research in Art and Design, Academy of Art and Design Basel

Part Two – Challenges for Data Visualization

  • Frenanda Viegas, “Wind Maps” and Martin Watterberg, Google “Big Picture”
  • Ben Fry – Co-author, with Casey Reas, of “Processing” and Founder of Fathom
  • David Lazer – “Digital Fragments: Social Network Media and the Boston Marathon Bombing”, Northeastern Center for Text, Maps and Networks
  • Andreas Amsler, Opendata Switzerland

Respondents:

  • Chris Pullman – former Vice President of Design for WGBH
  • Michael McPherson – Principal, Corey McPherson and Nash
  • Chris Myers, Chair of Design, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
  • Paul David Kahn, Experience Designer, MadPow, Boston
  • Kim Ducharme, Director of Design, CAST
  • Douglass Scott, Graphic design history professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern
  • John Kane, Graphic design and typography professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern
  • Tom Starr, Graphic and information design professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern
  • Ann McDonald, Experience design professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern
  • Mark Sivak, Experience design and engineering professor, College of Engineering, and College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University
  • Jane Amidon, Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University
  • Jeff Howe, Journalism professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern; former Neiman Fellow, Harvard University

Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013 is presented by the College of Arts, Media and Design, the Swiss Consulate, swissnex Boston, SwissInfographics, and Northeastern Center for the Arts.

To see Information Design in action, check out the Swiss Style Reboot exhibition taking place at Gallery 360 from June 1 until July 17, 2013.

Jun20

June 20, 2013

11:00 am-9:00 pm

Free

West Village F | Room 20

40A Leon St.
Northeastern University Visitor Center
Boston, MA 02115