Posts Tagged: PhD

Information design in Politics

During the recently UK general elections, Information Design made easier to analyse and compare numbers in daily newspapers, and to understand the complex polls results, as can be appreciated in the images below. In a different country, but also related

Information design in Politics

During the recently UK general elections, Information Design made easier to analyse and compare numbers in daily newspapers, and to understand the complex polls results, as can be appreciated in the images below. In a different country, but also related

what information designers do

I often find myself explaining what information designers do and not finding the exact words to make myself clear. Related to this, I think that the Special Report about Information Design, included in the last grafik magazine edition, gives a

what information designers do

I often find myself explaining what information designers do and not finding the exact words to make myself clear. Related to this, I think that the Special Report about Information Design, included in the last grafik magazine edition, gives a

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

word clouds

A colleague told me about wordle long time ago, but I have never used it until today. The more you research, the more information you have, and when you have to write up the final thesis document you have to

word clouds

A colleague told me about wordle long time ago, but I have never used it until today. The more you research, the more information you have, and when you have to write up the final thesis document you have to

is information beautiful?

In previous posts I have written about effective diagrams, without mention if they were beautiful of not. It is important to clarify the difference between these terms: beauty and effectiveness. There are many design books that are govern by the

is information beautiful?

In previous posts I have written about effective diagrams, without mention if they were beautiful of not. It is important to clarify the difference between these terms: beauty and effectiveness. There are many design books that are govern by the

visualising complex content

Sometimes diagrammatic language is usually associated with static print or digital projects, such as information graphics or diagrammatic maps. However, this language can be also used in 4D projects, such as animations and videos, to visualise complex information. As can

visualising complex content

Sometimes diagrammatic language is usually associated with static print or digital projects, such as information graphics or diagrammatic maps. However, this language can be also used in 4D projects, such as animations and videos, to visualise complex information. As can

going to work

One of my colleagues sent me this link about how Americans go to work. A synthetic infographic showing the different commute patterns used by workers in eight different major US cities according to the 2008 US Census Bureau American Community

going to work

One of my colleagues sent me this link about how Americans go to work. A synthetic infographic showing the different commute patterns used by workers in eight different major US cities according to the 2008 US Census Bureau American Community

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

1868-2008

Last week, while I was searching for some images and I found this video. I made it a couple of years ago in my first visit to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Even though, the London Underground network

1868-2008

Last week, while I was searching for some images and I found this video. I made it a couple of years ago in my first visit to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Even though, the London Underground network

magic napkins

Thanks to a comment, I borrowed from the library The back of the Napkin. Dan Roam, the author, emphasises the power of visual thinking through simple drawings. Beyond the book content, one thing that really got my attention was the

magic napkins

Thanks to a comment, I borrowed from the library The back of the Napkin. Dan Roam, the author, emphasises the power of visual thinking through simple drawings. Beyond the book content, one thing that really got my attention was the