Posts Tagged: design process

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

Information Design Basics and Essentials

Although my research is mostly centered on information design projects’ content and not on their aesthetic characteristics, I think it is important to highlight that the visual characteristics and language of these projects also require deep analysis and work to

Information Design Basics and Essentials

Although my research is mostly centered on information design projects’ content and not on their aesthetic characteristics, I think it is important to highlight that the visual characteristics and language of these projects also require deep analysis and work to

my bubble

Often people ask me: what does a PhD student? What have you been working on for the last years? I used to respond that doing a PhD is to read, learn and research a lot about something tiny and specific,

my bubble

Often people ask me: what does a PhD student? What have you been working on for the last years? I used to respond that doing a PhD is to read, learn and research a lot about something tiny and specific,

Backstage of my thesis writing-up process

As one of my colleagues has said… ‘I have been silent, but BUSY.’ This July I have been writing up the second draft of my thesis, trying to cover all details, references, and making all chapters part of a complete

Backstage of my thesis writing-up process

As one of my colleagues has said… ‘I have been silent, but BUSY.’ This July I have been writing up the second draft of my thesis, trying to cover all details, references, and making all chapters part of a complete

Content is all

Last week, I attended to Edward Tufte’s lecture at the Royal Geographical Society. As he has mentioned in one of his books, there was a set of visual material related to the presentation for everyone in the audience, the lecture

Content is all

Last week, I attended to Edward Tufte’s lecture at the Royal Geographical Society. As he has mentioned in one of his books, there was a set of visual material related to the presentation for everyone in the audience, the lecture

Information design in Politics

During the recently UK general elections, Information Design made easier to analyse and compare numbers in daily newspapers, and to understand the complex polls results, as can be appreciated in the images below. In a different country, but also related

Information design in Politics

During the recently UK general elections, Information Design made easier to analyse and compare numbers in daily newspapers, and to understand the complex polls results, as can be appreciated in the images below. In a different country, but also related

what information designers do

I often find myself explaining what information designers do and not finding the exact words to make myself clear. Related to this, I think that the Special Report about Information Design, included in the last grafik magazine edition, gives a

what information designers do

I often find myself explaining what information designers do and not finding the exact words to make myself clear. Related to this, I think that the Special Report about Information Design, included in the last grafik magazine edition, gives a

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

where is the toilet, Sr.?

Let’s analyse some images. 01. New bus station. Mar del Plata (Argentina). This is one of the biggest summer tourists’ cities of the country. I was there (in the new bus station!) for the first time a couple of weeks

where is the toilet, Sr.?

Let’s analyse some images. 01. New bus station. Mar del Plata (Argentina). This is one of the biggest summer tourists’ cities of the country. I was there (in the new bus station!) for the first time a couple of weeks