18 June 2009
20 June 2009
Paris, France
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), based in Vienna, are organising DD4D - Data Designed For Decisions: Enhancing social, economic and environmental progress. This international conference in Paris, from 18-20 June 2009 will look at data visualisation and information design.



This 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.
This conference is being run in the context of the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies hosted by the OECD. 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 DD4D conference incorporates:
  1. classic, 20-minute presentations for expansion on one single topic, alternating with
  2. dynamic panel sessions with five presenters speaking 8-10 minutes each,
  3. exhibitions of visual solutions with a guided tour for participants. and
  4. early morning workshops each day before the start of the full conference.

50 speakers - 20 countries - 5 continents

Speakers come from government departments, universities, the media, NGOs, design and private companies.

These speakers are "Finding the Story | Telling the Story | Living the Story" in application areas including health, social networks, sustainability, education, security, public transport, the media, business and design.

They address decision making from such diverse angles as IT tools, visual processes, statistical indicators, strategic development, graphic representation, psychology and usability.


OECD Confeence Center
2, rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France


About the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies
In 2004, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) arranged the First World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy", with the aim of discussing how systems of key indicators can support policy discussions. The OECD, in co-operation with the European Commission, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the United Nations and the World Bank, organised the second World Forum in June 2007 (Istanbul, Turkey) on "Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies".

As a follow-up to the Istanbul Forum, the OECD proposed to launch a Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies", in co-operation with other international and regional organisations. The project is open to all sectors of society, building both on good practice and innovative research work.

The Global Project is organising a series of conferences: the discussion and outcomes of which will flow through to the third World Forum on "Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life" to be held in Busan, Korea on 27-30 October 2009.

About the International Institute for Information Design
The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) was founded to develop research and practice in optimising information and information systems for knowledge transfer in everyday life, business, education and science. The main concern of the International Institute for Information Design is to contribute to a better understanding within the human community with respect to cultural and economic issues by means of improved visual and non-visual communication.

IIID endeavours to develop information design as an independent interdisciplinary field of knowledge and professional practice, document and to make generally accessible specifically relevant information, carry out research within its possibilities and in co-operation with its members and find new ways of educating information designers.

The aims of the IIID are achieved by interdisciplinary and international co-operation. Thus IIID has established worldwide links to renowned universities, research laboratories and design companies.

For more information, please contact:

Lucie Jagu
T: +43 699 15269192

Communication and Finance
Martin Foessleitner

Content for IIID
Veronika Egger

Content for OECD
Jon Hall

International Institute for Information Design (IIID)
Palffygasse 27/17
1070 Austria
T +43 1 403 66 62
F +43 1 403 66 62 15
W: www.iiid.net
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