Posts Tagged: understanding

information

The Power of Information

Much has been written about the current information age, how we are information overloaded, and have access to tonnes of data and information everywhere, and how all that information is making us feel anxious and confused. At the same time,

information

The Power of Information

Much has been written about the current information age, how we are information overloaded, and have access to tonnes of data and information everywhere, and how all that information is making us feel anxious and confused. At the same time,

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

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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