Call for papers


InfoDesign is an open access, peer reviewed, double blind journal that has been published since 2004.

InfoDesign plans an August 2021 issue on data visualization from the point of view of information design. Data visualization is now a mature field that showcases research in several multidisciplinary topics, mostly published in conferences and journals focusing on areas like HCI and computer science. The point of view of information design can offer singular insights on issues related to representation, rhetorics, cognition, emotion, visual design, aesthetics, data-driven design processes, and methodologies while, at the same time, cross-fertilizing these other fields.

Topics of interest to this issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges and research agenda in data visualization design education

  • Research through Design (RtD) applied to data visualization 

  • Innovative data visualization design types

  • Qualitative research in data visualization design

  • Data visualization design in practice 

  • Reflections on data visualization design

  • Data visualization on the frontiers between information design and art

  • Methodological approaches to data visualization design

  • Evaluation methodologies and results in data visualization design

  • Design solutions in data visualization

  • Algorithmic rationale in the design of data visualization 

  • Data provenance design

  • Role of visual design on dashboards development

  • Animation design in data visualization


Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum 5000 words including all text parts). For this special issue, we will accept manuscripts written in English only. Relevant Reviews of recent publications or exhibitions on this topic are also invited.The manuscripts must follow the APA style. 

Before submitting, authors should consult the referencing guidelines in the Information for Authors at

Deadline for submission

Papers, Study Reports and Book/Exhibition Reviews should be submitted electronically at by Mon 12th April 2021 


For questions about this call for papers, please contact the Editor coordinating this issue at doriskos at