Dear speakers,
Dear attendees.
Many thanks for your participation
at QVED and/or QVIG 2016.

The blog articles
get continously supplemented!

The next QVED conference 2017 is going
to take place in the context of MCBW again, 
that means from March 9th to 11th,
please save the date!
We’re looking forward to see you again!

QVIG 2016 – information graphics in Editorial Design

This year, which is first time in the history of QVED, a singular format is offered, especially about information graphics in Editorial Design.

Ein Bild sagt mehr als 1000 Worte. Aber erklärt es auch? Informationsgrafik und Datenvisualisierung sind Darstellungsformen im Editorial Design, die unübersichtliche, komplexe und abstrakte Sachverhalte erst zugänglich und verständlich machen.

Zwischen Informationsbedürfnis, -vermittlung und -angebot erlebt der Beruf des Informationsdesigners einen ungeahnten Aufschwung. »Quo vadis Information Graphics« beleuchtet die ungeahnte Bandbreite dieser Profession und ordnet Infografik in das Editorial Design ein, wirft aber auch einen Blick in Geschichte und angrenzende Disziplinen.

Stand-alone or combined with QVED

Konferenz QVIG

QVIG ist eine Halbtageskonferenz, auf Infografik im Editorial Design spezialisiert. Samstagvormittag, einzeln oder in Kombination mit der QVED buchbar. Die QVIG wird kuratiert von Michael Stoll und Boris Kochan.

QVIG und QVED finden im Rahmen der Münchner Designwoche MCBW statt und sind Teil des MCBW Forums in der Alten Kongresshalle. Unterstützt von bayern design und dem Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie.

QVED und QVIG werden sowohl Deutsch-Englisch als auch Englisch-Deutsch simultan übersetzt.


Westport, USA

Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years in London before going to New York in 1978 to work for Time Magazine. He became graphics director and stayed there for 16 years.

At Time, his pictorial explanations of complex subjects gained him many imitators and a few academic enemies...

Berlin, D

Paul Blickle is infographics editor and data visualizer at ZEIT ONLINE, as part of a team that is deeply embedded into the online newsroom. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany. Paul moved to Berlin in 2009, where he first was infographics editor at Golden Section Graphics and art director of the IN GRAPHICS Magazine.

Scientific American
New York, USA

Jen Christiansen is senior graphics editor at Scientific American, where she art directs and produces illustrated graphics and data visualizations. She completed undergraduate studies in geology and art at Smith College, then happily merged the two disciplines in a scientific illustration graduate program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She began her publishing career in New York...

The Society for News Design
Orlando, USA

Stephen Komives has served the Society in various capacities since 2002: he’s judged the annual print competition, served as president of the Malofiej infographics competition jury, co-chaired SND’s diversity committee and directed and taught the design quick courses. He also helped organize two annual SND workshops — 2006 in Orlando and 2002 in Savannah, Georgia. He spent 20 years in...


Conference dates:

Saturday, February 27th 2016
as of 9 am registration
10 am – 2 pm QVIG conference


Alte Kongresshalle

The Alte Kongresshalle (Old Congress Hall) has been a centre for public and private events since it was built in 1952/53. Set in grounds near Theresienwiese at the heart of Munich, the imposing building underwent extensive restoration and technical modernization by the Edith-Haberland-Wagner Stiftung in 2007 and is now an ideal setting where various kinds of individual events can be staged.

The main hall of the Alte Kongresshalle offers a space for concerts, conferences and congresses. The mezzanine gallery and hall gallery create the perfect atmosphere for smaller private or business events, while the stunning entrance foyer is a prestigious setting for gala evenings, premieres or receptions.

The outstanding feature of this heritage-protected and highly versatile event venue is its retro-futuristic architecture. Its severely simple and clean lines are continued throughout the interior and define the unique character of this landmark of Munich culture.

Alte Kongresshalle, Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 München


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