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Join us for the first information design group meetup in NYC!

  • Jun 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Hey, great news everyone.... Pivotal Labs is sponsoring the first Information Design Meetup! They have been kind enough to not only let us use their awesome office space in Union Sq. to host the event, but they're also providing snacks and drinks.

We're going to have two amazing information designers presenting along with Q&A, and we'll also be diving into a bit of the @visualized conference that we're planning for November in NYC.


Presenting on Tuesday, June 19:

  • Deroy Perza, Principal & Creative Director of Hyperakt.

Hyperakt is an independent design company based in Carroll Gardens, where they focus on creating meaningful design for the common good.  I've personally been a fan of Hyperakt's work after walking past their studio and admiring their design.  It is great to have Deroy walk through the creative process they use for designing information from start to finish.

You can follow them @hyperakt


Sarah Williams is currently Co-Director of Columbia University's Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL). The Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) which Williams directs uses innovative mapping and data visualization techniques to highlight urban issues. The Lab’s work has been widely exhibited and written about and is currently part of MoMA’s permanent collection. Before becoming Director of SIDL, Williams was at MIT where she started the Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory and then helped to establish MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory.


We look forward to seeing you there!




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  • Karl S.

    Really fantastic experience --- beyond the free beer and pizza, which are always nice, I had a few pleasant conversations and really enjoyed the presenters, especially the surprise guest from Columbia. I look forward seeing what this group has in store next --- I'm definitely on board for the Visualized conference this fall.

    Future suggestion: would love even more opportunities to meet and interact.

    June 20, 2012

  • Naftali

    Speakers were very prepared and professional, which is greatly appreciated.

    June 20, 2012

  • Erika L.

    It was very informative and engaging. Despite not being in the tech field, I found the information very accessible and particularly liked Sarah Williams' presentation from SIDL as it is closely aligned with the work that I do.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. I liked level of contents, variety of speakers, and length of each presentation.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you and looking forward to more!

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi - well planned, well organized, great content. Really appreciate the work that Eric, Jonathan and others put into organizing this. Looking forward to more!

    June 20, 2012

  • Peter

    Wonderful Experience!

    June 20, 2012

  • Eric K.

    good question. actually hadn't thought about that yet, but I guess we should. Let me look into it and i'll ping you back.

    May 31, 2012

  • Noah P.

    sadly can't make it (Games for Change Fest) any chance you'll be capturing video?

    May 31, 2012

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