Inter­disciplinary practices in
information design & visualization
in Potsdam, Germany
19–21 Oct 18


conference 2018

Following the success of the Information+ 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, the biennial conference brings together researchers and practitioners in information design and visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Unlike discipline-specific gatherings, Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices, and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.

Information+ 2018 will again include three events: a one-day hands-on workshop [19 Oct], a two-day conference [20–21 Oct], and an exhibition of historic information design [19 Oct – 14 Dec]. The events will take place at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH Potsdam), Germany, which was the first university to offer a study program in interface design in Germany. It has since gained international reputation for their design-oriented information visualization research.

Information+ 2018 is co-located with IEEE VIS 2018, [21–27 Oct] in Berlin. The conferences are separate events, requiring separate registration. By co-locating these events, we encourage cross-disciplinary discourse, especially with regards to exchanges between the science and design ‘camps’ of the visualization community.


Call for participation

As an interdisciplinary event, we invite proposals from all fields of professional practice, research, and education in information design and visualization. We welcome submissions on such topics as (but not limited to): the environment, advocacy and law, health and medical applications, social and political issues, cultural analysis and collections, digital humanities, and projects in data journalism. Authors accepted for presentation at the conference will have an opportunity to submit articles for publication in a special issue of an academic journal (to be announced soon). The special issue will contain articles selected by a peer review process.

We invite you to submit proposals using Easy Chair. We encourage both academic and practice-based presentations for the following opportunities:

paper presentations – 15 minutes
an abstract [500 Words] with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.
lightning talks – 5 minutes
short abstract [250 Words] with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.


Important Dates
15 May Submission deadline
02 Jul Registration open
02 Jul Notification of acceptance
19–21 Oct Workshop & Conference
19 Oct – 14 Dec Exhibition
21–26 Oct IEEE VIS (separate registration)



Information+ 2018 is being made possible through the help and support of many people and partnering organizations.


Marian Dörk Research Professor, Institute for Urban Futures, FH Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Isabel Meirelles Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada


Boris Müller Dialog dinner
Fabian Dinklage & Florian Zia Website

Program Committee

Gregor Aisch Datawrapper
Dominikus Baur
Rahul Bhargava MIT Center for Civic Media
Jeremy Boy United Nations
Matthew Brehmer Microsoft
Nadieh Bremer Visual Cinnamon
Petra Cerne Oven University of Ljubljana
Karen Cheng University of Washington
Lynn Cherny EM-Lyon
Jen Christiansen Scientific American
Paolo Ciuccarelli Politecnico di Milano
Nicole Coleman Stanford University
Christopher Collins UOIT
Catherine D’ignazio Emerson College
Patricio Davila OCAD University
Jason Dykes City, University of London
Veronika Egger IIID – Intl. Inst. for Information Design
Priscila Farias FAU-USP
Angus Forbes University of California, Santa Cruz
Jorge Frascara University of Alberta
Manuela Garreton Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Katherine Gillieson ECUAD
Maria Gonzalez de Cossio Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Peter Hall University of the Arts London
Uta Hinrichs University of St Andrews
Jessica Hullman University of Washington
Eric Kindel The University of Reading
Andy Kirk Visualising Data
Robert Kosara Tableau
Yu-Ru Lin University of Pittsburgh
Yanni A Loukissas Georgia Institute of Technology
Elijah Meeks Netflix
Miriah Meyer University of Utah
Boris Müller Fachhochschule Potsdam
Scott Murray O'Reilly
Till Nagel Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
Guillermina Noel University of Alberta
Angela Norwood York University
Dietmar Offenhuber Northeastern University
Charles Perin City, University of London
Nathalie Riche Microsoft
Stacie Rohrbach Carnegie Mellon, School of Design
Irene Ros Google
Arvind Satyanarayan MIT EECS/CSAIL
Chad Skelton Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sarah Slobin Reuters
Carla Spinillo Universidade Federal do Paraná
Moritz Stefaner Truth & Beauty
Michael Stoll Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Danielle Szafir University of Colorado Boulder
Karel van der Waarde Swinburne University of Technology
Sue Walker The University of Reading
Shirley Wu

Past years


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