Category Archives: practice review

Creative Designers, A Needed Oxymoron

The final project of my undergraduate creativity and design class is a quite vague and broad assignment. Students are asked to create something (we call it “Personal Creativity Manifesto”) to show how creative they have become but also how their creative

Creative Designers, A Needed Oxymoron

The final project of my undergraduate creativity and design class is a quite vague and broad assignment. Students are asked to create something (we call it “Personal Creativity Manifesto”) to show how creative they have become but also how their creative

Designing well-conceived human interactions

The creation of artefacts has been part of designers’ daily work for many moons. Most classes and courses focused on teaching the skills for doing this kind of work, and practitioners have mastered the use of related technology and software. Lately, design has

Designing well-conceived human interactions

The creation of artefacts has been part of designers’ daily work for many moons. Most classes and courses focused on teaching the skills for doing this kind of work, and practitioners have mastered the use of related technology and software. Lately, design has

Design Thinking in Action: The Period Shop

Last month while walking down Fifth Avenue in NYC, we saw a peculiar shop called ‘The Period Shop‘. As we got closer, we learnt that it was a three-day pop-up shop designed by U by Kotex, the brand of feminine hygiene products, in response to

Design Thinking in Action: The Period Shop

Last month while walking down Fifth Avenue in NYC, we saw a peculiar shop called ‘The Period Shop‘. As we got closer, we learnt that it was a three-day pop-up shop designed by U by Kotex, the brand of feminine hygiene products, in response to

A day full of information graphics

Last week, I flew all the way to The Netherlands to speak at Infographic Conference’16, which, like every year for the last nine editions, took place in Zeist, a town very near Amsterdam. Similar to Malofiej, this conference is mostly focused on information

A day full of information graphics

Last week, I flew all the way to The Netherlands to speak at Infographic Conference’16, which, like every year for the last nine editions, took place in Zeist, a town very near Amsterdam. Similar to Malofiej, this conference is mostly focused on information

Information Design: Who, What & Why Event!

Next month, the first Information Design NYC Meetup event of 2016 will take place. Information designers have been trying to define this field, determining its boundaries and describing the different forms that it can take. However, information design still remains unclear, meaning

Information Design: Who, What & Why Event!

Next month, the first Information Design NYC Meetup event of 2016 will take place. Information designers have been trying to define this field, determining its boundaries and describing the different forms that it can take. However, information design still remains unclear, meaning

Improve your info management & conceptual design skills – Help test MapCI Cards!

I started my information design practice in the editorial world creating diagrams, information graphics, and information panels. In this context, I frequently encountered unintelligible and cluttered information design outputs: intended messages were not clearly communicated or were hard to understand. These ineffective outputs had major

Improve your info management & conceptual design skills – Help test MapCI Cards!

I started my information design practice in the editorial world creating diagrams, information graphics, and information panels. In this context, I frequently encountered unintelligible and cluttered information design outputs: intended messages were not clearly communicated or were hard to understand. These ineffective outputs had major

User Studies Matter: A True Story

Recently, I bought a 13” MacBook Pro Retina Display laptop. While the processes of buying and setting up the machine went very smoothly, I encountered an unexpected problem: find a sleeve for the laptop. Exploratory research. Initially, I searched online

User Studies Matter: A True Story

Recently, I bought a 13” MacBook Pro Retina Display laptop. While the processes of buying and setting up the machine went very smoothly, I encountered an unexpected problem: find a sleeve for the laptop. Exploratory research. Initially, I searched online