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.

 Submissions are closed.

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

Submission deadline: 31 May 2020.

Information for speakers:

The conference and presentation language is English.

Your presentations:
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

  • 20 minute presentation:
    We have reserved 30 minutes in total for your presentation.
    Please aim for a 20 minute presentation so there is time for questions and comments from the audience.

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.

Online Presentation:

For the new format of a digital conference we will get in touch closer to the conference date about the online presentation format. In any case we expect supporting slides.

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 compiled and made available to all participants of the Forum, to IITB-Associates as well as to IIID members in the IIID Knowledge Base.
  3. 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.
  4. Please note that neither IIID nor IITB commit themselves to publish a presentation nor will they be able to pay a fee for publication.