DD4D – Data Designed For Decisions

dd4d_01The OECD and the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), based in Vienna,  are organising the international conference DD4D in Paris, on 18-20 June 2009, about data visualization and information design.

The conference will investigate the selection, visualisation, interpretation and communication of statistical data, and how it can be effectively used to:

  • help understand complex issues,
  • make data relevant at a personal level,
  • close the gap between objective measurement and perception,
  • and take decisions based on evidence.

The conference is being run in the context of the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies hosted by the OECD (www.oecd.org/progress). This Global Project brings together thousands of people around the world working in different disciplines, who want to exchange ideas and best practices to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of understanding and measuring progress.

The visitor can excpect a wealth of content from people working in government departments, universities, the media, NGOs, design and private companies. Addressing decision making from such diverse angles as IT tools, visual processes, statistical indicators, strategic development, graphic representation, psychology and usability.
In application areas including health, social networks, sustainability, education, security, public transport, the media, business and design. The speaker list is filled with 50 people from 20 different countries from places like Google, Ars Electronica or Stanford University including two of my personal heros Ruedi Baur and Hans Rosling.

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I really look forward for this conference – I’m sure the talks will be insightful and there’s plenty of time for meetings, chatter & discussions. I would love to meet any of our dear readers.

Thanks to Lucie.

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