20.06.2013 – Symposium in Boston

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Swiss Style Reboot

• Talk in the panel “Principles of Information Design” at 6:00 pm. at the “Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013” symposium at the Northeastern University in Boston.

Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013 is a one-day symposium featuring exhibition tours, movie screenings and presentations by 20 distinguished speakers, on topics ranging from wind maps to the visualization of biological and urban data.

The event is taking place on June 20, from 11:00 am-9:00 pm, at Northeastern University in Boston. It is open to public and free. RSVP recommended.

Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013 was developed out of SwissInfographics’ exhibition project Swiss Style Reboot. This origin is embodied by the symposium’s logo: the SwissInfographics cross turned into a network diagram.

 

 

12.06.2013 – Conference in Luxembourg

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• Nicolas Bourquin is invited to give a conference at Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in the context of the designfriends event series.

Mudam Luxembourg, 3 Park Dräi Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
Wednesday June 12th, 6:30 pm. – 9:00 pm.

The aftermath of the financial crisis provoked a deep confidence crisis on a global level. The strategic, creative decisions of media corporations and companies are more and more led by doubts or anxiety. Therefore, companies and institutions seek new methods to visualize their activities or processes, and consequently advocate for more transparency. However, they struggle to provide the necessary financial resources to be able to develop high-quality, innovative solutions for the masses. So far, most of the commissioned infographic projects did not prove to be financially viable.

In spite of (and because of) this situation, we are involved in a rethinking process to understand the differences between earlier forms of collaboration and more sustainable contemporary working methods. Design is a narrative that can change how people approach the world.

Save the date and register!