I described myself as an information designer with a unique set of skills that I have gained during my 20-year career from working in transdisciplinary projects. I have a deep interest in design education and creative problem-solving. Throughout my career, I have been involved in: Teaching, Research and Practice.
After working at Princeton University as head design academic helping develop a cross-disciplinary design curricula, I am currently a lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Integrated Design + Management master’s program, leading the design curriculum. I’m also partner at Sense Information Design LLC with Michael Babwahsingh. At Sense Information Design, I work on a range of projects, using information design tools and approaches to lead transdisciplinary collaboration and conducting human-centered research studies to inform the development of design interventions. I’m also on the Executive Board of the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), and the co-organizer of the Information Design NYC Meet-up Group.
Originally from Argentina where I completed a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, FADU), I have taught in several institutions with diverse learning communities (Goldsmith University, Rutgers University, Parsons School of Design, Princeton University), conducted cross-disciplinary academic research in renowned centers (University College London Interaction Center), and worked for numerous organizations in four different countries (U.S., UK, Spain, Argentina).
When I finished my undergraduate studies, I moved to Barcelona to complete a postgraduate degree in Editorial Techniques and an MPhil in Information Design both at the University of Barcelona. My passion for understanding how information designers think took me to London to complete a PhD at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. In 2014, I moved to the New York area in the US.
In August 2009, I started a research blog initially as an interactive platform to share the progress of my PhD work and thoughts about information design. Since then, with more than 200 posts, my blog has increasingly encouraged the participation of many professionals, students and academics to share their points of view, theories, comments, suggestions, and proposals related to information design, design research, creativity and design education.
I was atonished with your comment about toilettes!!! What a mistery to visually represent a common human habit in different ways, that people worldwide can understand!!!
Hola soy un estudiante de ultimo año de diseño gráfico en Colombia y estoy realizando mi anteproyecto de grado y la verdad quisiera saber un poco mas acerca de investigación en diseño y quisiera que me aconsejaras alguna área en particular que pueda abordar para realizar mi investigación.
Te agradeceria mucho si me pudieras asesorar con esto ya que creo que eres una persona conocedora del tema.