Symposium Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013

Morning Events

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

Afternoon

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
Bang Wong – Creative Director, Broad Institute, Open Data project
Eli Kintisch, – Knight Project Fellow, MIT and RISD
Brian Wee and Brian Rosborough – NEONINC.org
Dietmar Offenhuber – MIT Senseable City Lab
Jason Pearson, The Economy Maps, Washington D.C.

Evening

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.