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Sensemaking Activities in Information Design

Information design is not only about visualising data or information. As written elsewhere, information design is about sensemaking. Sensemaking has been defined and studied by many authors. Most well-known theories and models are the works by Russell et al. (1993),

122-onion

Sensemaking Activities in Information Design

Information design is not only about visualising data or information. As written elsewhere, information design is about sensemaking. Sensemaking has been defined and studied by many authors. Most well-known theories and models are the works by Russell et al. (1993),

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10 Information Design Topics that Need Clarity

Countless information design articles and blog posts are written every day (too many to even name a few), prizes are given to award the quality of practice (e.g. Malofiej, IIID Awards, Information is Beautiful Awards), conferences are increasingly being organised

121-puzzle

10 Information Design Topics that Need Clarity

Countless information design articles and blog posts are written every day (too many to even name a few), prizes are given to award the quality of practice (e.g. Malofiej, IIID Awards, Information is Beautiful Awards), conferences are increasingly being organised

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Understanding Disinformation Design

Much has been written about the recurrent creation of visualisations which fail to enhance communication and understanding, and prioritise the process of creation and visual languages over the presentation of accurate and informative content. A while ago, I was reading

119-disinformation

Understanding Disinformation Design

Much has been written about the recurrent creation of visualisations which fail to enhance communication and understanding, and prioritise the process of creation and visual languages over the presentation of accurate and informative content. A while ago, I was reading

knowledge

Who are the experts

Many people argue that the more skills and professional practice experience information designers have, the more effective sensemakers they are. This is often a crucial requisite that employers (clients, organisations, etc.) consider when selecting or hiring one professional (e.g. designer)

knowledge

Who are the experts

Many people argue that the more skills and professional practice experience information designers have, the more effective sensemakers they are. This is often a crucial requisite that employers (clients, organisations, etc.) consider when selecting or hiring one professional (e.g. designer)

sensemaking

Unravelling the sensemaking process

We deal with problems and make sense of different situations every day: From asking for coffee in the mornings to planning alternative routes when the tube we need to take presents severe delays or is suspended. The essence of problem-solving

sensemaking

Unravelling the sensemaking process

We deal with problems and make sense of different situations every day: From asking for coffee in the mornings to planning alternative routes when the tube we need to take presents severe delays or is suspended. The essence of problem-solving

emoticons

Emotional Information Design

Sometimes emotions can be hard to understand and define, and therefore to verbally express. Even though, when we are asked how we are doing, we tend to respond to with a simple ‘Fine’, we often are experiencing much more complex

emoticons

Emotional Information Design

Sometimes emotions can be hard to understand and define, and therefore to verbally express. Even though, when we are asked how we are doing, we tend to respond to with a simple ‘Fine’, we often are experiencing much more complex

illdefined

Towards a unified view of Information Design

Definitions of information design are varied, but they tend to be too narrow, too broad, too vague, or unclear. An agreed and integrated definition of information design which fully determines its goals, boundaries, processes, skill sets, rationale, and range of problems

illdefined

Towards a unified view of Information Design

Definitions of information design are varied, but they tend to be too narrow, too broad, too vague, or unclear. An agreed and integrated definition of information design which fully determines its goals, boundaries, processes, skill sets, rationale, and range of problems

rigour

How to add rigour to Design Practice

The traditional understanding of design as merely a practice-led artistic discipline has evolved into a more holistic view including social, ethical and cultural aspects. Arguably, design is a discipline: It has principles, methodologies and theoretical frameworks which designers use to

rigour

How to add rigour to Design Practice

The traditional understanding of design as merely a practice-led artistic discipline has evolved into a more holistic view including social, ethical and cultural aspects. Arguably, design is a discipline: It has principles, methodologies and theoretical frameworks which designers use to

affective

The affective experience behind problem-solving

Let’s start from the end: We finally have solved that problem we have been working on for a while. How did we do it? Rationally, first we made sense of the problem-situation. Then to understand that situation we learnt new

affective

The affective experience behind problem-solving

Let’s start from the end: We finally have solved that problem we have been working on for a while. How did we do it? Rationally, first we made sense of the problem-situation. Then to understand that situation we learnt new

ideas

10 factors to information design problem-solving

(Information) designers approach problems and go through the problem-solving process using diverse methods, but eventually they all arrive to (different degrees of successful) solutions. Some designers seem to go through the conceptual design process with no apparent method, others take

ideas

10 factors to information design problem-solving

(Information) designers approach problems and go through the problem-solving process using diverse methods, but eventually they all arrive to (different degrees of successful) solutions. Some designers seem to go through the conceptual design process with no apparent method, others take