The Brazilian Society of Information Design – SBDI and the University of Brasilia – UnB are organizing the 7th Information Design International Conference – CIDI2015, joint with the 7th Information Design Student Conference – CONGIC 2015 which will take place in Brasília, capital of Brazil, 2 – 5 September 2015. The conferences are held biannually and aim to provide a forum for addressing and discussing information design issues in Brazil and worldwide. The conferences will embrace the following tracks within information design domain:

(1) Communication: aspects and issues regarding the effectiveness of information systems in communicating messages, with research focusing on health communication, instructional design, forms, signage, wayfinding/wayshowing systems, graphical symbols, maps and data visualization.

(2) Education: aspects and issues regarding the role of information design in education, with studies concerning information design programmes for higher education, educational artifacts, methods and approaches for teaching and learning within an information design perspective.

(3) Society: aspects and issues of information design regarding the use of artifacts by individuals and/or their effects on society, including research topics such as social design, vernacular design, health artifacts for people and semiotics related to information design.

(4) Technology: aspects and issues of information design related to the production and use of technology by individuals, including investigations on human-computer interaction, hypermedia design, game design, augmented reality, animation, wayfinding/wayshowing information, broadcasting design, information design health and the evaluation of digital interfaces.

(5) Theory and History: historical and/or theoretical approaches and contributions to information design, including research on early information design and designers, proposals of taxonomies, frameworks and models.

Every conference we invite professionals and researchers who have considered relevant contributions in the area of design, to present a lecture. In previous conferences we had the pleasure to have with us Michael Twyman, Karel van der Waarde, Bernard Darras, Patricia Wright, Phil Baines, Paul Mijksenaar, Jacob Heiner, Norberto Chaves, Karen Schriver, Yuri Engelhardt, Catherine Dixon, Peter Simlinger, Richard E. Mayer, Carla Spinillo, Aaron Marcus, and Silvio Meira sharing their opinions on issues related to information design.