Category Archives: research: theory & practice

team

Adopting a Team Approach

Watching the FIFA World Cup made me realise the key role of each member in a team to have good performances and successful results. In a football match, most of the time, we only see eleven players running up and

team

Adopting a Team Approach

Watching the FIFA World Cup made me realise the key role of each member in a team to have good performances and successful results. In a football match, most of the time, we only see eleven players running up and

snow

Making research more accesible

NYU Wagner hosts a series of talks as part of the 2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Neighborhood Inequality and the New Social Transformation of the American City. Back in April, I attended the talk of Robert Sampson, professor

snow

Making research more accesible

NYU Wagner hosts a series of talks as part of the 2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Neighborhood Inequality and the New Social Transformation of the American City. Back in April, I attended the talk of Robert Sampson, professor

burtin

Will Burtin’s Legacy to Information Design

Many has been written about the legacy of John Snow, Charles Minard, William Playfair, Jacques Bertin, Otto Neurath, and even Ladislav Sutnar to information design, but comparatively very little has been said about the work of Will Burtin. He was

burtin

Will Burtin’s Legacy to Information Design

Many has been written about the legacy of John Snow, Charles Minard, William Playfair, Jacques Bertin, Otto Neurath, and even Ladislav Sutnar to information design, but comparatively very little has been said about the work of Will Burtin. He was

coffee

Information design content

Information designers create visualisations at various instances of their problem-solving process. Working or process visualisations are often created during conceptual stages, and represent information designers’ thoughts, ideas, tests, research, and learning phases. While making sense of content, they draw, sketch,

coffee

Information design content

Information designers create visualisations at various instances of their problem-solving process. Working or process visualisations are often created during conceptual stages, and represent information designers’ thoughts, ideas, tests, research, and learning phases. While making sense of content, they draw, sketch,

familiar

The Two Sides of Familiarity

“I don’t know how to use the twenty special features on my telephone” said R.S. Wurman back in 1989. Today, I couldn’t agree more with him: Devices frequently described as ‘easy to use’ can be highly challenging. Recently, I have

familiar

The Two Sides of Familiarity

“I don’t know how to use the twenty special features on my telephone” said R.S. Wurman back in 1989. Today, I couldn’t agree more with him: Devices frequently described as ‘easy to use’ can be highly challenging. Recently, I have

simple

Applied information design: Simple & Functional

Every time I’m traveling, going to work or just walking around, I can’t help noticing the influence or the need of information design. Airports, roads and museums are some more obvious spaces in which applied information design can be frequently

simple

Applied information design: Simple & Functional

Every time I’m traveling, going to work or just walking around, I can’t help noticing the influence or the need of information design. Airports, roads and museums are some more obvious spaces in which applied information design can be frequently

balance

Medical Information Design

A few weeks ago, I visited the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City to check Bodies in Balance. The exhibition presents an information design journey through “the origins, history and practice” of Tibetan medicine. Tibetan science principles of healing

balance

Medical Information Design

A few weeks ago, I visited the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City to check Bodies in Balance. The exhibition presents an information design journey through “the origins, history and practice” of Tibetan medicine. Tibetan science principles of healing

learners

Rethinking Education, Improving Practice

One way of improving the practice of a discipline or field is having a robust education and solid theoretical foundation. In the case of information design, these aspects are still unclear and vary across education systems and programmes. For example,

learners

Rethinking Education, Improving Practice

One way of improving the practice of a discipline or field is having a robust education and solid theoretical foundation. In the case of information design, these aspects are still unclear and vary across education systems and programmes. For example,

beauty

Reconciling Beauty and Function

Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as information design practitioners, approach the problem-solving process and conceive

beauty

Reconciling Beauty and Function

Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as information design practitioners, approach the problem-solving process and conceive

data

Turning Data Into Diagrams, An Exhibition

Today I visited the “Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight” exhibition at the British Library. The small exhibition explores how scientific information from different areas, including health, weather forecast and human evolution, has been visualised throughout the years. It also

data

Turning Data Into Diagrams, An Exhibition

Today I visited the “Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight” exhibition at the British Library. The small exhibition explores how scientific information from different areas, including health, weather forecast and human evolution, has been visualised throughout the years. It also