Conference 2019/2020

April 2019 – Theme: Emotions in data visualistions and information design.

Data is numbers, facts, true, bold. When we communicate data to an audience in a visual way, we need to add an emotional layer of design to convince the audience, to guide them, to attract them, to make them click. How can design choices help to add emotion to raw data? How do we bring the story across? How can we feel the numbers?


  • Steve Haroz
  • Joost Grootens
  • Anna Wiederkehr
  • Stefanie Posavec
  • Benjamin Wiederkehr
  • Marie Segger
  • Paolo Ciucarelli


November 2020 – Theme: Rules in data visualisations.

How can we help our audience to make more sense of data visualisations? How can we help to make it more understandable? One way is to work with rules. Rules about colour, axis, size, shapes, interactivity, etc. We can’t expect our audience to take the time to decode complex and beautiful visualisations, but we can design the conditions to aim for that. If we as practitioners use rules in a clear way, the reader can understand a data visualisation more intuitively. On the other hand, even with all the rules, every data visualisation is unique and different. The creativity is obviously in the rules. We can use the creativity to play around with and search for new and exiting ways of expression to connect with our audiences.


  • Manuel Lima
  • Sandra Rendgen
  • Lisa Charlotte Rost
  • Giovanni Magni
  • Andy Kirk
  • Katie Peek
  • Hannah Davis
  • Adrien Segal
  • RJ Andrews
  • Steve Haroz
  • Eventhia Dimara
  • Shadi El Hajj 
  • Boris Muller