NEW SHORT COURSE!
Information Design Summer School 2015. 7–11 September, Bath, UK.
We're delighted to announce that Professor Michael Twyman has been awarded the 2014 Sir Misha Black Medal for his contribution to design education.
The IDA education group uses Google Plus hangouts to discuss the latest information design research. They're open to all IDA members – all you need to take part is an interest in informatiion design research or its application, and a Google Plus account. See Events
We haven't included design programmes that may have a module with information design relevance, as modules may be changed or dropped from year to year.
We'll be adding more specific course information where we have it. Well done, University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece for getting us started.
Birmingham City University, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Coventry University, Graphic Design
Falmouth University, Department of Design
University of Lincoln, Graphic Design, BA (Hons)
Plymouth University, Graphic Communication with Typography, BA (Hons)
University of Reading, Typography & Graphic Communication
Sheffield Hallam University, Art & Design
University of the Arts, London, Graphic Design Communication, BA (Hons)
University of Westminster, London, Art & Design, BA (Hons)
University of Applied Sciences, Austria, Product Design and Technical Communication
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Communication Design, BSc
Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Interaction Design, BSc
University of the Arts Bremen, Germany, Digital Media, BA
University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece
This 13-week practical and theoretical course draws on work from human literacy, cognitive science and communication theory to inform practical work. Areas of application include visual communication, wayfinding, online education, instructions, forms and infographics. Students are encouraged to cross modalities, such as designing for audio (uses of verbal information and sounds, such as earcons), even though the overwhelming amount of information surrounding us (as much as 93%) is delivered in visual form.
Student projects are real-life projects for the local community and visitors to the island, such as a campaign for keeping local beaches clear of cigarette debris, promoting recycling and responsible water use on the island, and navigating Syros in space and time. Leaflets and infographics designed by the students have ranged from physical documents to TV and radio spots, from interactive digital signage to 3D virtual environments; they have been used to promote academic work at trade fairs, and taken up by manufacturers and national authorities.
In late summer 2013, Syros was the co-organiser and host for the Information Design Summer School in partnership with the Simplification Centre, London, UK and the International Institute for Information Design (IIID).
University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, London, Communication Design, MA
University College London, Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, MRes
Middlesex University, London, Visual Analytics, MSc by Research
Royal College of Art, London, Information Experience Design, MA
University of Reading, Information Design, MA
University of Applied Sciences, Austria, Communication and Knowledge Media
Aalto University, School of Arts, Finland, Design and Architecture
University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany, Digital Media, MA
University of Bologna, Italy, Language, Society and Communication
Gjovik University College, Norway
University of Oslo, Norway, Informatics
IED, Barcelona, Spain, Masters in Graphic Design
Short courses might run from a few days to a few weeks. Course provision and content are likely to vary from year to year, particularly for summer courses.
Information Design Summer School 2015
Organised by The Simplification Centre and former IDA chair Rob Waller.
The next summer school will be held on 7–11 September in Bath, UK.
Cental Saint Martins College of Art and Design
The college occasionally hosts short courses in information design and visualising data.