Call for submissions on Visualizing information to the Journal InfoDesign – Brasilian Journal for Information Design

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Visualizing information 

In a world filled with data, the processing of those into understandable, stimulating and revealing information for users is one of the important tasks of design. For this thematic issue of InfoDesign, we hope to receive proposals for articles that address the various aspects, methods and procedures involved in the task of obtaining information from data visualization, within various formats (diagrams, maps, graphs, etc), and developed for different platforms and applications. We also welcome articles that critically analyze the impact of these artifacts for users, or the theoretical and epistemological foundations of information visualization.

The deadline for submission of articles is September 21, 2014.

If you already have an account on the web site of Infodesign simply access the system via the link User Home, top menu, and start the 5 step process to submission.

Otherwise, select Register and after completing the registration select [New submission].


Desafio Brasil – Seedstarts World Brazil – Latam

If you have a brazilian partner in your sta in , or you are a foreigner living in Brazil with your startup and brazilian professionals YOU CAN APPLY TO Desafio Brasil until 14/9 – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: 28/9


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Loguer Unveils Corn-Inspired Mexican Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo

Architecture firm Loguer Design recently unveiled designs for the Mexican pavilion that will be constructed at the upcoming 2015 Milan World Expo. (This Mexican pavilion is corn-inspired; I kinda see a giant alien beetle.



Studies in Material Thinking


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Volume 11 is a collection of research papers focussed on the relationship between design education, practice and research. The first two papers set out to describe the current state of doctoral studies in design discourse, with particular emphasis on inquiry methods informed by practice. These are followed by a number of papers which detail specific examples of projects within design education that address issues such as the ‘T-shaped’ design professional, the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, socially responsible design through cross-cultural experiences and the importance of connectivity to the natural world. Overall, the papers suggest the gradual emergence of new directions in design education, which position the designer and design itself as a more flexible and relevant response to continuing global change.


Sustainist Design Guide

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Sustainist Design Guide

How Sharing, Localism, Connectedness and Proportionality Are Creating a New Agenda for Social Design

Social innovation is experiencing a resurgence at a time when cultural boundaries are shifting. A wave of new social initiatives is coming into view worldwide, where millions of dedicated people are beginning to “design” different kinds of living environments that are more collaborative, more socially just, and more sustainable. This movement is what this Sustainist Design Guide is all about. As the authors say: “It is no longer a matter of designing for society, but within it. ”This exploratory guide travels the new landscape of social design thinking and practice, viewed through the lens of sustainism – a perspective that is seen as a new ethos for design.

The Sustainist Design Guide presents an agenda for social innovation, based on values such as sharing, connectedness, localism and proportionality, as well as sustainability. It challenges us to transform these and other sustainist qualities into design criteria and include them in our design briefs.

The Sustainist Design Guide maps out best practices and explores how designers can become more socially and ecologically responsible. It opens the debate on what it means to be “sustainist designers”.

Including 12 changemaking cases, ranging from urban farming and crowdsourced public architecture to collaborative crafts.

Tim Brown, CEO and President of design and innovation consulting firm IDEO:“Sustainism will drive the creativity of the twenty-first century”

Computer Art Congress Brazil

                                                                            September 1 – 3    Rio de Janeiro