Call for Papers


We welcome contributions around the following questions and issues:

  • What can (information) design contribute towards a functioning city?
  • How does the design of products, communication, mobility and vehicles respond to mobility needs?
  • What information and communication strategies can help avoid mobility breakdown in extreme situations?
  • Are the current solutions designed for cities at breaking point?
  • How can Universal Design arrive at inclusive solutions that consider the needs of the whole population?
  • Can design be instrumental in seeking a holistic understanding of mobility problems?

Who should contribute?

Proposals are invited from professionals in the flieds of:

  • Design for mobility transformations
  • Design for public transport (vehicles, systems, provision)
  • Design for wayfinding, signage, orientation
  • Design for public spaces, design of environment
  • Design for navigation
  • Design of public information systems
  • Design for transport infrastructure – signs, regulations and management
  • Design for future – Mobility for all

Talk about your projects, research, developments and challenges, and submit a proposal as a speaker.

Please submit your abstract via the Easy Chair conference platform.

Submission Guidelines

The abstract should indicate the purpose of the presentation/paper.
It should be self-contained and understandable by the general reader and be free from specialized jargon, acronyms and abbreviations.

Important Dates

We are currently considering a new timeline, abstract submission is being extended beyond 31 March 2020.

Information for speakers:
This document is designed to help speakers prepare and deliver their contribution to the IIID Mobility & Transport Forum 2020 and to ensure the success of the event.

The conference and presentation language is English.

Your presentations:
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • 20 minute presentation:
    We have reserved 25 minutes in total for your presentation.
    Please aim for a 20 minute presentation so there is time for questions and comments from the audience.

Closer to the conference date we will ask you to send us your presentation. For either type of presentation, we expect supporting slides.

Presentation Quality

  • A good rule of thumb for most people is 1 slide for every 3 minutes of presentation.
  • Make sure your slides are readable. In general, nothing below 18pt type is going to be readable by anyone not in the first few rows.
    24pt and up is usually safe.
  • The basics for good presentations are described in “Power Notes” by Per Mollerup,
    available on the IIID website.

Documentation and Publication

  1. As a speaker, you agree that your submitted biographical notes, photograph and abstract can be published
    within the context of promoting the IIID Mobility & Transport Forum.
  2. After the conference, presentation slides will be made available to all participants of the Forum,
    to IITB-Associates as well as to IIID members in the IIID Knowledge Base.
  3. Proceedings will be compiled and self-published by IIID as a digital document similar to
    previous events:
  4. A small number of copies will be printed depending on demand.
  5. The IIID has a long-standing association with the Information Design Journal (idj). If you are interested in the academic publication of your research, please let us know. Selected papers may be recommended for publication in the Information Design Journal.
  6. Please note that neither IIID nor IITB commit themselves to publish a presentation nor will they be able to pay a fee for publication.