Stefanie Posavec is a designer, artist, and author focused on creating playful, accessible, human-scaled approaches to communicating data.
Her data-driven work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including the V&A, the Design Museum, Somerset House, and the Wellcome Collection (London), Bletchley Park, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA (New York). She was Facebook's first data-artist-in-residence at their Menlo Park campus, and recent art residencies include the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Her work is also in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York, and was nominated for the London Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year’ competition in 2016.
Her latest illustrated book (I am a book. I am a portal to the universe., co-authored with Miriam Quick) was named one of the Financial Times’s ‘Best Books of the Year 2020’ and the winner of the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2021. She has also co-authored two books that emphasise a handmade, personal approach to data: Dear Data and the journal Observe, Collect, Draw!
About a decade ago, data visualisation and infographics exploded across our media landscape, and are now a ubiquitous presence across all its forms. Now this design space has matured, where can we go next, and how will we get there?
Stefanie will use examples from her practice to explore what a ‘post-infographic’ design approach might look like, where data is not merely visualised but instead – through experimentation with the dataviz design process – becomes a community conversation starter, a souvenir, an artistic material, and more.