From prof. @marcilio.toscano.franca:
"I am pleased to share the publication of "SEE".
This first title in the interdisciplinary series ‘Law and the Senses’ asks how we can develop new theoretical approaches to law and seeing that go beyond a simple critique of the legal pretension to truth.
This volume aims to understand how law might see and unsee, and how in its turn is seen and unseen.
It explores devices and practices of visibility, the evolution of iconology and iconography, and the relation between the gaze of the law and the blindness of justice.
The contributions, all radically interdisciplinary, are drawn from photography, legal theory, philosophy, and poetry. Free download from
Visualizing data protection rights, Gloria González Fuster (don't miss her blog on GDPR and Privacy)
"This drawing was made at the request of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), of The American University in Cairo, and presented at their event ‘Big Data Big Questions: From Data to Knowledge in the MENA Region‘ on 7th March 2017. A concise explanation of how to read it can be found here (pdf)."
From Twitter, Comic Book Contracts @UWA_CCContracts
8 dic 2017
"We are now hearing from Jennifer Goddard in our workshop on Mindmapping Contracts - how to use our brains in the ay they were designed #comicbookcontracts"
SPOT TED Talk - Graphic Contracts by Camilla Andersen
In this SPOT TALK delivered by Professor Andersen, she comments and 'encourages' an entire profession to consider a different approach to contracting. Professor Andersen comments on the difficulties faces in today's globalised world and how creative contracting, especially comic book contracts, can help overcome many barriers which hinder our ability to draft effective and comprehensible legal contracts.
Watch ahead to learn more about why we need creative approaches to contracting.
Legal and strategic design, submitted by Stefania Passera:
"The third success story of Finnish design might as well be legal design"
It feels like a big win that finally the world is getting on board: my "partner-in-crime" Helena Haapio and I got blank stares or caused outright lawyerly indignation for almost 10 years whenever we advocated for user-centered, visual, proactive contracts! 😄
What do you think may have changed in people's minds during these years? Or did it just need enough advocacy to normalize the idea?"
The first Comic and Creative Contracts Conference in the world
Submitted by Stefania Passera Information Designer, Researcher, Lecturer
On the 7th-8th December, in the warm summer in Perth in Western Australia, the leading innovators in contract visualisation, contract design and comic contracts will get together for the first Comic and Creative Contracts Conference in the world.
The topics will center around the emerging industry need for legal simplification and better contract design, with focus on comic book contracting.
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In Milan, today 9 oct 2017: Open Lecture di Alessandro Rancati (Policy Analyst – Design for Policy presso Joint Research Centre (JRC) – European Commission’s Science Service).
Il design management e il design strategico si avvalgono di competenze preziose per supportare lo sviluppo di nuove politiche e la loro implementazione nell’era della digitalizzazione, della sharing economy e della socializzazione.
Alessandro Rancati, che da due anni lavora presso la Commissione Europea di Bruxelles per individuare le metodologie e gli strumenti più utili nei complessi processi di policy making, illustrerà i cambiamenti in atto e le opportunità per il futuro.
Si parlerà di strumenti di comunicazione e visualizzazione, stakeholder engagement, foresight e behavioural insight e della creazione di spazi protetti (3rd spaces) in cui prototipare soluzioni innovative.
La lezione aperta sarà arricchita da approfondimenti sui temi specifici riguardanti: le politiche alla partecipazione a all’open data del Comune di Milano, gli strumenti di legal design per la semplificazione e l’accesso al messaggio legale e il ruolo del designer in questi ambiti di lavoro.
— dalle 10:30 alle 11:30
Tavola rotonda con:
Lorenzo Lipparini (Assessore Partecipazione e Open Data, Comune di Milano)
Michel Miccoli (BonelliErede)
Stefano Maffei (Design Policy Lab, Politecnico di Milano)
Alessandro Rancati (Policy Analyst – Design for Policy presso Joint Research Centre (JRC) – European Commission’s Science Service)
Valentina Auricchio (PSSD, Politecnico di Milano e 6ZERO5)
— dalle 12:00 alle 14:00
Giochiamo per capire le dinamiche della Sharing Economy.
" Stanford Legal Design Lab held its first Law + Design Summit, to bring together all kinds of legal people who are interested in changing the legal system" ... "synthesized the main takeaways that emerged out of the day’s talks and work" kindly submitted by Rc Richards
Legal Design Summit 31 Oct/ 1 Nov Helsinki
Meet us at the second global Legal Design Summit in Helsinki. The main event will take place on Nov 1st, 2017. We are going to have a fringe party on Oct 30th to celebrate Xenion’s...
Submitted by Stefania Passera