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Information Design: Who, What & Why

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We’re pleased to announce our first event of 2016: an interactive talk/mixer all about the who, what & why of information design. Information design is a loaded subject that means different things to different people, and takes many different forms. How do we make sense of it all? Is it possible to define information design in today's rapidly changing environment? What does it mean to you? We’ll set the stage with a talk surveying the landscape of information design — the people, roles, activities, and motivations — from the past to the present, followed by a fun networking activity sure to generate some lively discussion.


6:30-7:00pm: Check-in and Networking Activity: “What is Information Design?”

Think while you mingle over light refreshments with a series of interactive posters that probe your knowledge of information design.

7:00-7:30pm: Presentation and Q&A

Get a bird’s-eye view of the field of information design from Michael Babwahsingh and Sheila Pontis, partners at Sense Information Design, and pick up some key discussion points for networking to follow.

7:30-8:30pm: Networking Activity: “Who, What & Why"

Quiz your fellow event-mates on information design-themed questions, share your views, and learn a bit about information design history in this rotating networking activity.


General Assembly ( is creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing. Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at fifteen campuses across four continents.

**ONCE AGAIN: Please register at the General Assembly website ( and RSVP here to secure your space.**