Category Archives: Information Design

Design pillars: understanding, intention, consistency

Design education provides the theoretical foundation to understand why a design solution can be effective and why another solution is most likely to be misleading. This knowledge helps designers use design principles and visual skills with intention and in a

Design pillars: understanding, intention, consistency

Design education provides the theoretical foundation to understand why a design solution can be effective and why another solution is most likely to be misleading. This knowledge helps designers use design principles and visual skills with intention and in a

Event: Understanding and Designing for People

How can you help people understand something complex if you don’t understand people first? Rather than rely on intuition or assumptions, information designers need evidence gathered from real people about how they think, feel, and behave in order to inform

Event: Understanding and Designing for People

How can you help people understand something complex if you don’t understand people first? Rather than rely on intuition or assumptions, information designers need evidence gathered from real people about how they think, feel, and behave in order to inform

Implications of dual coding for information design

As part of a project I am collaborating on, I recently learned about dual coding theory which was introduced by Allan Paivio in the 1970s. In short, dual coding is a cognitive psychology theory that argues that the use of visuals and

Implications of dual coding for information design

As part of a project I am collaborating on, I recently learned about dual coding theory which was introduced by Allan Paivio in the 1970s. In short, dual coding is a cognitive psychology theory that argues that the use of visuals and

The book is here!

Almost two years ago, I was in my train ride to work and started writing a book proposal based on an idea that had been in my mind for a long time. Today the book arrived! Making Sense of Field Research: A

The book is here!

Almost two years ago, I was in my train ride to work and started writing a book proposal based on an idea that had been in my mind for a long time. Today the book arrived! Making Sense of Field Research: A

Transforming Research into Action with Visualizations Workshop!

Next month, I will be facilitating a workshop on the intersection of field research and information design at the forthcoming Design Educators Research Conference (Decipher) conference organised by AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in

Transforming Research into Action with Visualizations Workshop!

Next month, I will be facilitating a workshop on the intersection of field research and information design at the forthcoming Design Educators Research Conference (Decipher) conference organised by AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in

Reflections on applying information design to the writing process

Each person experiences writing is a different way: while for some people writing comes naturally and words flow one after the others for others writing can take more time and be a harder journey. But, in general, when it is

Reflections on applying information design to the writing process

Each person experiences writing is a different way: while for some people writing comes naturally and words flow one after the others for others writing can take more time and be a harder journey. But, in general, when it is

Everything info designers need to know about field research, but never ask!

Since I started my journey as a design researcher, I realized that there was a big gap in the literature about using research–particularly qualitative research (i.e. not marketing research!)–in design practice, and even more in the field of information design.

Everything info designers need to know about field research, but never ask!

Since I started my journey as a design researcher, I realized that there was a big gap in the literature about using research–particularly qualitative research (i.e. not marketing research!)–in design practice, and even more in the field of information design.