IIIDaward — Open for Entries!


  • 10th November 2014: submission deadline
  • 10th December 2014: shortlist and winners will be announced (5 from each category + winner)

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Why the IIIDaward 2014 and why shall I submit?

It is the only international competition dedicated to information design with

  • 1 Grand Prix Winner
  • 15 Category Awards
  • 75 Shortlisted projects (5 from each category)
  • 1 Editors Choice
  • All of them will be published in the IIIDaward 2014 book.


  • The announcement at the IIID Vision Plus conference 2014.
  • A beautiful, very small but useful trophy.
  • The winners profile on the web.
  • The IIIDaward exhibition on tour with a stop at the EXPO 2015 in Milan.
  • Being mentioned in the ID Journal.
  • A IIID membership 2015.
  • You are entitled to use the IIIDaward label for the next 3 years.

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

Erstellt am 21. August 2014 um 18:32 Uhr | Kategorie: informationsdesign

Information Design Journal (IDJ 20.1) erschienen

Das Information Design Journal 20.1 ist erschienen.

In der Hot Topics Section, die ich seit einer Weile redaktionell betreue, ein hervorragender Artikel von André Sheydin und Gustav Vella »Bridging the Semantic Gap – An Approach based on Observations on Medical Research and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice«.

Idj 20 1

Erstellt am 27. Oktober 2013 um 18:09 Uhr | Kategorie: informationsdesign

Journalism in the Age of Data

»Journalism in the Age of Data« ist eine Reportage von Geoff McGhee über die Rolle der Datenvisualisierung als journalistische Medium oder als Mittel zur Narration.


Die Site begleitet das Video mit zeitgesteuerten Fußnoten über die Interview-Partner und Projekte von denen jeweils gesprochen wird.


Erstellt am 27. September 2010 um 16:20 Uhr | Kategorie: informationsdesign

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

Über den Redner: „David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.“

Hier ist auch ein interessantes Interview mit ihm im UK Fernsehen, bei der Neville Brody als Kritiker des „beauty“-Ansatzes im Bezug auf Datenvisualisierung auftritt:

Mehr zum Thema im Dynamic Informationdesign Weblog.

Erstellt am 1. September 2010 um 13:02 Uhr | Kategorie: informationsdesign