International Design ConferEnce
INTERACTIVE DATA VISUALIZATION
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 25-26 October 2013
The Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, of the University of Sassari, Alghero, Italy is glad to announce the first edition of the international design conference: COmmunicating COmplexity
The convergence between factors such as a growing accessibility to new tools, channels, and approaches towards communication, and their encounter with the increasing levels of specialization and complexity characteristic of the society in which we live, unveils new and stimulating scenarios for design communication.
In this framework, the dissemination of technical, scientific, social and environmental content, tends to shift from the more traditional and consolidated channels to new and sophisticated communication environments. These are increasingly taking the shape of an informative ecosystem, where a variety of hybrid informative units, collaborate and complement each other.
A key role in this new information space is played by communicative elements that combine graphics, typography, illustration, animation, and that are opened to a flexible discourse with their users.
2CO_COmmunicating COmplexity is the international conference aimed at exploring languages, approaches and technologies to respond to the emerging need for making complex information accessible through design.
We wish to make our conference an opportunity for the community of designers facing the 'communicating complexity' challenge to exchange points of view and experiences. We are looking for contributions and approaches that describe on-going experiences, completed projects, case studies in design methodologies. The focus on 'practical' design-oriented approaches, however, more theory and methodology-centered contributions are also welcome.
The conference is structured around three tracks, therefore we are looking for three distinct forms of contributions:
The first track is dedicated to oral presentations (full papers), and is aimed at scholars and professionals active in the field of communicating complexity.
A second track is dedicated to Poster presentations.
A third and special 'junior track' is designed to attract 'young researchers' (post-graduate students, junior scholars and so on) willing to present their projects and experiences, in a case-studies ('junior track poster) format.
The 2CO conference contributes submission procedures for the papers, posters and 'junior special track' will soon be open on the 2CO website