Matteo Moretti (IT)

Thursday 11 April / 15:30 – 16:00

Designing informative experiences for a more informed society.

Since the advent of Web 2.0, internet users turned into potential content producers, contributing the important news and information proliferation we are witnessing today. Information overload, informative bubble, information bias, misinformation, and fake news are among the consequences the phenomenon originated, serious issues which are influencing our democracy and society.

Since several years, at the Unibz, we are exploring and researching alternative methods to inform a broader audience more transparently and engagingly, trough the shaping of information-rich experiences. The talk will introduce the audience on diverse ways to make counter- and positive-narrations emerge, towards a better-informed debate and society.

Short Biography

Designer and researcher at the Faculty of Design of the Free University of Bolzano, he is one of the 100 ambassadors of Italian design in the world. Co-founder of the visual journalism research platform, in 2018 he founded, the first platform that collects design projects to narrate and support the recent European migratory phenomena. Speaker TEDx and is a jury member for the World Press Photo. His projects have been awarded the Data Journalism Award and the European Design Award.

Suggested Readings

Goldsmith, K. (2016). Wasting Time on the Internet. Harper Perennial.

Johnson, C. A. (2015). The information diet: A case for conscious consumption. ” O’Reilly Media, Inc.”.

Stocker, K. (2016). Socio-Design. FH Joanneum.