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What does IIID mean by "information design"?

Information design aims at transforming data into high-quality information. The idX project made us aware that high-quality information must serve a purpose. We condensed our insights to IIID's tag line: Data transformed into high-quality information empower people to attain goals. Thus IIID should welcome submissions ranging from visualizations that help people understand undisputed facts, situations and processes for whatever imaginable purposes to information and information systems facilitating understanding as well as enabling goal oriented action.

Referring to the last of the listed evaluation criteria "Attractiveness and elegance of the designed information" shouldn't information designers restrict themselves to design well understandable and easily applicable information irrespective of its appeal and aesthetic value? Would the latter be really needed to empower people to attain goals?
I may quote David Hume from his undisputed A Treatise of Human Nature, first published 1739/40: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions". Thus, let's not forget about passions, which perhaps manifest themselves best through attractiveness and elegance.

DI Peter Simlinger, Director, IIID

The IIIDaward at a glance

This mini-poster contains all details about the IIIDaward and competition

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This was the IIIDaward 2014 Exhibition Tour And Book

The IIIDaward exhibition goes on tour with a first stop at dan-d in Zagreb Croatia,
next at VisionPlus in Birmingham September 2015 and many more until 2016 in Taipei.

So far the following venues have confirmed:

Zagreb/Croatia
D-Day / July 3-5, 2015

Birmingham/UK
VisionPlus / September 3-4, 2015

Vienna/Austria
EC-informationdesign / September 17, 2015

Riga/Latvia
RaPaPro / October 1, 2015

Split/Croatia
City Museum / October 5-15, 2015

Marktoberdorf/Bavaria
stadt-land-schluss / Oct 7-9, 2015

Dornbirn/Austria
designforum / November 4-18, 2015

Innsbruck/Austria
Weissraum / November 24 - December 18, 2015

Krems/Austria
Danube University / December 2, 2015

Vaduz/Liechtenstein
Kunstschule / Juni 3, 2016

Taipeh/Taiwan
Design Capital 2016 events / VisionPlus October-26 to Nov-03 2016
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)



some very few still available: The IIIDawards-Book 2014

As a compilation of all gold, silver and bronze awarded submissions
it serves as a reference book on contemporary applications
of information design in various fields.
170x240mm, 68 projects, 154 pages; 25,- Euro + shipping