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The visual ethics required in information graphics increase the designer’s burden from faithful executor to editorial arbiter. How do design choices affect the integrity of the data being portrayed? Can information graphics and the designers who create them ever claim pure objectivity? John Maeda, newly appointed president of RISD and world-renowned designer and innovator, will engineer a conversation with three designers who specialize in infographics. Together they will examine a range of current and anticipated trends in visual journalism: judicious simplicity over seductive complexity, data and story driven visuals, and the increasing demand for dynamic versus static information design.

Official Website: http://aigany.org/events/details/08FD/

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