Join us next Monday Dec 13th to get a glimpse into the mind of pioneering information designer Will Burtin at this special online book launch event. In our new book, Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, we reveal the life, work, and mindset of Will Burtin. Taking a deep dive into his most important projects, we show how his design strategies helped explain invisible phenomena: everything from the human cell to military equipment to the workings of the brain. In an era when science and our understanding of the world is more complex than ever, Burtin’s mindset and process is a timely framework for designers challenged with making complex concepts accessible and presenting sophisticated ideas to a broad audience without sacrificing nuance or depth.
The event will begin with a talk by Roger and me about Burtin’s life, work and process, and followed by an interview with Isabel Meirelles, ending with the audience’s questions. We will talk about the process of writing the book, Burtin’s legacy, and what young designers and students can learn of his work to enhance their practice. Bring your questions!
BONUS: We will be giving away two copies of the book!
WHEN: Monday December 13th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
The event is organized by the Information Design NYC Meetup group and sponsored by Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, RIT Press, Rochester Institute of Technology and Sense Information Design.