Category Archives: research: theory & practice

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

infogconf16

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

infogconf16

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

superd2

New challenges of Design education

Designers who have been involved in the design community for more than 15 years should have noticed how much the role of design has changed, moving from being merely an artistic activity to being an activity that ‘makes everything possible’. Traditionally, designers’ most

superd2

New challenges of Design education

Designers who have been involved in the design community for more than 15 years should have noticed how much the role of design has changed, moving from being merely an artistic activity to being an activity that ‘makes everything possible’. Traditionally, designers’ most

meetup

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

meetup

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

dataset

How can information design support sensemaking cognitive activities

Sometimes, making sense of data* can be challenging. Data is often perceived this way when a data set is too big or too complex. This indicates that size (small/big) and nature (simple/complex) are frequent issues that can influence the sensemaking process.

dataset

How can information design support sensemaking cognitive activities

Sometimes, making sense of data* can be challenging. Data is often perceived this way when a data set is too big or too complex. This indicates that size (small/big) and nature (simple/complex) are frequent issues that can influence the sensemaking process.

reasoning

Visual reasoning through information design

The visual communication of complex or less known topics (e.g. science, medicine, mathematics) in simpler and clearer ways appeals to users and readers’ visual reasoning. Visual reasoning is the process of both analysing information presented in visual form (e.g. pictures, diagrams, drawings) and solving problems

reasoning

Visual reasoning through information design

The visual communication of complex or less known topics (e.g. science, medicine, mathematics) in simpler and clearer ways appeals to users and readers’ visual reasoning. Visual reasoning is the process of both analysing information presented in visual form (e.g. pictures, diagrams, drawings) and solving problems