Category Archives: Today

Becoming a Designer takes work

Teaching design in non-design universities and schools is certainly a very different experience from teaching in design education. For the last six years, in addition to my design courses, I have been teaching design thinking to non-designers. All this time

Becoming a Designer takes work

Teaching design in non-design universities and schools is certainly a very different experience from teaching in design education. For the last six years, in addition to my design courses, I have been teaching design thinking to non-designers. All this time

Will Burtin: neglected giant of information design

I learned about Will Burtin’s work through R. Roger Remington and Fripp’s book a few years ago, but it was love at first sight. The combination of Burtin’s thinking process, ingenuity and direct relevance to what today we referred to as

Will Burtin: neglected giant of information design

I learned about Will Burtin’s work through R. Roger Remington and Fripp’s book a few years ago, but it was love at first sight. The combination of Burtin’s thinking process, ingenuity and direct relevance to what today we referred to as

Thinking Creatively with UN Leaders

This month Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) research programme worked together with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) to organise a 3-day leadership workshop for 16 senior United Nations staff focused on developing more innovative ways to help achieve

Thinking Creatively with UN Leaders

This month Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) research programme worked together with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) to organise a 3-day leadership workshop for 16 senior United Nations staff focused on developing more innovative ways to help achieve

Is simple the new complex?

The way people communicate and process information has changed. These changes are most notably in younger generations, daily interactions (digital or face-to-face) and various ways of expressing ideas (e.g. articles, social media). Recently, I have started to see a connection

Is simple the new complex?

The way people communicate and process information has changed. These changes are most notably in younger generations, daily interactions (digital or face-to-face) and various ways of expressing ideas (e.g. articles, social media). Recently, I have started to see a connection

Field Research in Information Design

  If you are an information designer you can enhance your work by using field research. However, this type of research is still frequently overlooked in information design professional practice (the research community does conduct research studies, but that reality is very

Field Research in Information Design

  If you are an information designer you can enhance your work by using field research. However, this type of research is still frequently overlooked in information design professional practice (the research community does conduct research studies, but that reality is very

An Ethnographic Information Design Approach II

Since I have taken new challenges, my commute has changed quite a bit. However, my research+info design mind hasn’t. I can’t help paying attention to emerging patterns during my morning and afternoon commutes (among other daily situations). Last week, I was

An Ethnographic Information Design Approach II

Since I have taken new challenges, my commute has changed quite a bit. However, my research+info design mind hasn’t. I can’t help paying attention to emerging patterns during my morning and afternoon commutes (among other daily situations). Last week, I was

Being Designers is more than just Design

  Nowadays teaching design in non-design schools and to non-design students doesn’t seem as foreign as it may have been 10 or 15 years ago. However, this experience has given me a new understanding of what “being a designer” really means. Some people

Being Designers is more than just Design

  Nowadays teaching design in non-design schools and to non-design students doesn’t seem as foreign as it may have been 10 or 15 years ago. However, this experience has given me a new understanding of what “being a designer” really means. Some people