The 2024 summer school will be online. Starting on 3 September, there will be twice-weekly 3-hour sessions finishing on 26 September. Each session includes short talks and discussions, with homework between times (video lectures, and practical exercises). The cost is €460 / £400 / $510).
At the summer school you will meet with experts in information design with a depth of experience in design practice, research and education, and who cover a range of different specialisms: diagramming, typography, clear writing, content structure, design education, health information design, financial information, government information, management communications and legal information design.
Meet the tutors
Of course, there's only so much we can teach and you can take in, in a short programme. But we introduce you to the field, explain key concepts and point the way forward. You'll go away with contacts in the field, and ideas to pursue. Past summer schools have inspired people to enrol in a degree course, work on projects together, write books and start businesses.
Past summer schools have been attended by people from as far afield as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Lebanon, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and USA.
There are sessions devoted to design critiquing, visualisation, typography and layout, design patterns and genres, and user testing.
There are also practical exercises. Learning about design can’t be done just by listening to lectures – it comes through the struggle to find order in complex information, and to create new ways to communicate it to users.
We provide a Certificate of Participation to all those who attend. This is not a qualification and the course is not assessed.
The summer school costs €465 / £400 / $510. There a few student places at a discount, and we also offer lower prices for people in low income regions – see the Fees page for more information.
To apply, fill in the application form. When we accept you, we will send you an invoice which can be paid by Paypal or bank transfer.
If you have any questions about the 2024 summer school, email us:
The summer school is organised in partnership with the International Institute for Information Design (IIID).
When we travel, information designers help us find the way. When we buy things, they help us to make informed choices.
When we pay tax or claim benefits, they explain our rights and responsibilities and make the process run smoothly.
They reveal what data means, they help us find information quickly, and they explain how complex systems work.
Information designers help us understand health and healthcare systems. When the pandemic came, they helped experts to explain it and they showed us how to keep each other safe.