Posts Tagged: understanding

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

learning

Information Designers’ learning process

The aim of information designers is to get to the bottom of a problem and find the most appropriate solution. Constructing deep understanding of each situation is essential to achieve that goal, and develop high quality effective outcomes. In a

learning

Information Designers’ learning process

The aim of information designers is to get to the bottom of a problem and find the most appropriate solution. Constructing deep understanding of each situation is essential to achieve that goal, and develop high quality effective outcomes. In a

bricks

Constructing deep understanding

Information designers make sense of situations. To achieve that goal, they first need to gain an understanding of those situations. Poor understanding results in ineffective outcomes that fail in communicating a message with clarity. To ensure the creation of well-conceived

bricks

Constructing deep understanding

Information designers make sense of situations. To achieve that goal, they first need to gain an understanding of those situations. Poor understanding results in ineffective outcomes that fail in communicating a message with clarity. To ensure the creation of well-conceived

abstraction

Visualisations & the Process of Abstraction

When information is visualised it can take many forms from diagrams, maps, and information graphics to PPT presentations and wayfinding systems, to name a few. Any of those visualisations can support the processes of learning, teaching, managing information and communication,

abstraction

Visualisations & the Process of Abstraction

When information is visualised it can take many forms from diagrams, maps, and information graphics to PPT presentations and wayfinding systems, to name a few. Any of those visualisations can support the processes of learning, teaching, managing information and communication,

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

bigdata

Understanding the role of Big Data

One of the current concerns among many domains (e.g. information design, technology, cognition, psychology) is how to make sense of extensive and complex sets of data in order to improve understanding and communication. While tools, systems and methods are designed

bigdata

Understanding the role of Big Data

One of the current concerns among many domains (e.g. information design, technology, cognition, psychology) is how to make sense of extensive and complex sets of data in order to improve understanding and communication. While tools, systems and methods are designed

idmilestones

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

idmilestones

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

Understanding is everything

There are tonnes of problems caused by misunderstandings from being lost in the street, arriving to inefficient solutions, to having communication problems. Understanding seems to be the most important stage of a (design) process, but what does understanding mean? How

Understanding is everything

There are tonnes of problems caused by misunderstandings from being lost in the street, arriving to inefficient solutions, to having communication problems. Understanding seems to be the most important stage of a (design) process, but what does understanding mean? How