Category Archives: research: theory & practice

understanding

The Goldilocks Understanding

Last week, I came across a chapter written by Karl Weick in 1993 about sensemaking and found a few concepts quite useful to better understand information designers’ simplification process and why, often, outputs do not work as intended. It is not

understanding

The Goldilocks Understanding

Last week, I came across a chapter written by Karl Weick in 1993 about sensemaking and found a few concepts quite useful to better understand information designers’ simplification process and why, often, outputs do not work as intended. It is not

cheese

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

What do a grilled cheese sandwich and information design have in common?  Both are activities that involve the practice of organising information (or ingredients!), simplifying complexity and, also very important, having fun! “How to make a grilled cheese sandwich” is

cheese

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

What do a grilled cheese sandwich and information design have in common?  Both are activities that involve the practice of organising information (or ingredients!), simplifying complexity and, also very important, having fun! “How to make a grilled cheese sandwich” is

edu3

Design Education 3.0: the unknown unknowns

The three short-films ‘Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding’ reflect the changes that higher education and, thus, educators have been going through in the last 30 years to better equip students to successfully deal with real-life problems. A couple of years ago in a

edu3

Design Education 3.0: the unknown unknowns

The three short-films ‘Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding’ reflect the changes that higher education and, thus, educators have been going through in the last 30 years to better equip students to successfully deal with real-life problems. A couple of years ago in a

literacy

3 Factors for Processing Visual Information

Why some visualisations are more effective than others? Why some visualisations are still not universally understood if I have tested them with a big sample? How can designers improve the effectiveness of visualisations?  Each person interprets visual information in a different way.

literacy

3 Factors for Processing Visual Information

Why some visualisations are more effective than others? Why some visualisations are still not universally understood if I have tested them with a big sample? How can designers improve the effectiveness of visualisations?  Each person interprets visual information in a different way.

ben

Making sense of information (visual) practices II

Are information design, data visualisation, and visual analytics the same fields? Do they have similar or different goals? Who practices what? What are their processes? What is the best software to visualise data?  These are very frequent questions which are

ben

Making sense of information (visual) practices II

Are information design, data visualisation, and visual analytics the same fields? Do they have similar or different goals? Who practices what? What are their processes? What is the best software to visualise data?  These are very frequent questions which are

thinkingdoing

A (more) complete picture of Design

In the last 15 years, design education has dramatically changed. Generally speaking, at the beginning of 2000s, design education was pretty much the job of art and design schools, and mostly had a learning-by-doing approach, involving hands-on studio-based assignments. It was

thinkingdoing

A (more) complete picture of Design

In the last 15 years, design education has dramatically changed. Generally speaking, at the beginning of 2000s, design education was pretty much the job of art and design schools, and mostly had a learning-by-doing approach, involving hands-on studio-based assignments. It was

event

Bridging Information Design Theory & Practice!

On Tuesday, Sense (my business partner and myself) organised the first Information Design Meet up event of 2016 at General Assembly New York City. Around 40 information designers, UX designers, visual thinkers, data visualisers and designers among other professionals participated in

event

Bridging Information Design Theory & Practice!

On Tuesday, Sense (my business partner and myself) organised the first Information Design Meet up event of 2016 at General Assembly New York City. Around 40 information designers, UX designers, visual thinkers, data visualisers and designers among other professionals participated in