I frequently present my work in conferences, discussion forums and lectures to contribute to creativity and design education, and help bridge design and science.

A human-centered research clinic for information designers. (Online) Organized by the International Institute for Information Design (IIID). May 4, 2023.

Daydream. Imagine. Play. Helping students to reconnect with their superpowers. (Online) 2023 Torrance Festival of Ideas, organized by the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia (UGA). April 18-21, 2023.

Creatividad y Ciencia. (Talk – Spanish) by Diseño y Diáspora. Podcast in social design. February, 2023.

Book Launch Event: “Comprender la investigación de campo: Una guía práctica para diseñadores de información” (Making Sense of Field Research Spanish translation) Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico – STAND F10 – Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) – Mexico. November 29, 2022

Information Design Unbound: Un enfoque emergente y estrategias pedagógicas para enseñarlo (Information Design Unbound: An emergent approach and pedagogical strategies). Keynote talk / Conferencia Magistral – MADIC, División de Ciencias de la Comunicación y Diseño – Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) – Mexico. November 28, 2022 [talk starts after minute 12]

Más allá de enfoques tradicionales: Aportes de la investigación en diseño a la sociedad (Beyond Traditional Approaches: Design Research Contributions to Society). Keynote talk. 8th Engineering Design National Conference. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca (UTM). Oaxaca, Mexico | November 24, 2022

La heroína silenciosa: Aportes de la investigación en diseño a la sociedad (The Silent Hero: Design Research Contributions to Society). Keynote talk. Jornadas de Diseño ORIGINA – X Edition. Orihuela, Spain. March 30, 2022

Book Launch Event: Communicating Knowledge Visually. Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design organized by the Information Design NYC Meetup. Keynotes: R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis, interviewed by Isabel Meirelles. December 13, 2021.

Infographics won’t save the world: How to equip the new generation of information designers to lead change. 10th Information Design International Conference (CIDI), organized by the Brazilian Society of Information Design (SBDI). Keynote speaker. October 18 to 22, 2021

Will Burtin: Information and Exhibition Design 1957-1971. Talk with Roger Remington about Burtin’s work and his scientific approach to visual communication, celebrating our upcoming publication about his work. College of Art, Media and Design. Northeastern University – February 9, 2021.

Design Education. Moving the conversation to the schools – Part 3. Panel Discussion based on my contribution to She Ji Volume 2. Organized by Lucerne School of Art and Design & She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation – November, 2020

División de Ciencias de la Comunicación y Diseño (DCCD) – Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico – June, 2020. Title: “Diseño de Información virtual: ¿Cómo realizar investigación de campo desde casa?” [Spanish]

SciViz.NYC 2019. New York City, November, 2019. Title: The need for cross-disciplinary collaboration: Teaching information design to science majors. 

Challenging Design Paths. 7th ICTVC conference. University of Patras, Greece, June 2019.
Title: Breaking Assumptions in Design Education: Reflections on teaching information design to non-designers.

Understanding and Designing For People – Inaugural Talk for The Keller Center’s The Creative Mind & Leadership Series. Princeton University, February 13th, 2019

Making Sense of Field Research: Practical Tips for Information Designers. Information Design NYC Meetup, New York City, December 13th, 2018


2016 – 2007

Infographic Conference: Beauty + Facts = Truth. Zeist, The Netherlands, March 2016. Title: Understanding How Information Designers Design [Keynote]

Visual Plus 2015 Conference: Information+Design=Performance – IIID, IDA.Birmingham, England, September 2015. Title: Start with the basics: Understanding before doing [co-author]

2CO – Communicating Complexity. Alghero, Italy, October 2013. Title: Communicating complexity and simplicity: Rediscovering the fundamentals of information design [co-author]

‘Show, Don’t Tell.’ Malofiej International Conference – 20th Edition. University of Navarra, Spain. Chair, keynote speaker and jury. March 2012

Practice-based research in Art & Design Conference. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Germany, November 2011

DESIGNA Design Conference: The Projectual Hope. Universidade Da Beira Interior. Covilhã, Portugal. Keynote Speaker, November 2011. Title: The Role of Design: Yesterday and Today

CIDAG. 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing. Lisbon, Portugal.
Keynote Speaker in Information Design, October 2010. Title: Methodological Approaches for Diagramming Information

Big Bang Data. 1st Data Visualisation Conference. Online Conference for University of Chile, August 2010.
Title: Organization as a tool to prevent chaos of visual information

University of the Arts London. LCC. MA Design Writing Criticism, November 2009. Title: Making the Complex Accessible. Diagrams for Research Design

University of Leeds. 1st International Visual Methods Conference, September 2009. Title: Design Method for Mapping Complex Information. Visual Methods

University of Barcelona, Spain. BA Graphic Design, September 2009. Title: Diagrammatic Language in Daily Life

NCCR Iconic Criticism. Basel, Switzerland, July 2009. Title: The Image in the Process of Design

IADIS. CGV. Amsterdam, Holland, June 2008. Title: Graphic Matrix for Specific Data Visualization Projects

University of the Arts London. LCC.  Congress New Views2. July 2008. Title: Model of Analysis of the Image. Interdisciplinary Project

Elisava School of Design. Barcelona, Spain. Master Class – Academic Session with Joan Costa, May 2008

Municipal School of Art. Terrassa, Spain, May 2008. Title: The Schematic in Data Visualisation

Visualizar Symposium, Media-Lab Prado. Madrid, Spain, September 2007. Title: The History of the Schematic Language in Data Visualization

University of Barcelona. Spain. MA Biodiversity, September 2007. Title: Schematic Language, Tools and Applications.

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