The United Nations has designated 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT), marking 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev published his groundbreaking arrangement of the elements.

In honor of IYPT, the Design Unit of UN Geneva will be hosting “Designed for Science: Complex Ideas in Clear Focus”, an event focusing on data visualization and design in science, with specific focus on the periodic table.

What constitutes effective visual design, and how can it resonate with both expert and non-expert viewers? What is the evolving role of Artificial Intelligence in mass information translation? What design principles can we learn from the periodic table? These are a few of the many fascinating questions we will consider during this event as we examine one of the oldest and best examples of data visualization.

Set on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the event will feature an all-female panel of science and design experts.

The event will be held at Palais des Nations on Monday 11th February at 3:30pm, in Room XIV, and will be open to the public. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

You can register for the event here: We look forward to welcoming you.

The United Nations Design Team