Category Archives: diagrams

Mind the gap!

Tomorrow the London Underground is 150 years old! On 8 January 1863, the journey completed between Paddington and Farringdon stations by the Metropolitan Railway (today Metropolitan line) was the very first one of the London Underground. Since then, the Underground

Mind the gap!

Tomorrow the London Underground is 150 years old! On 8 January 1863, the journey completed between Paddington and Farringdon stations by the Metropolitan Railway (today Metropolitan line) was the very first one of the London Underground. Since then, the Underground

Visual thinking tools

Information designers often use visual thinking tools to enhance understanding of complex projects, and manage high amounts of data. Visual thinking or visual perception is defined as thinking through visual processing and using the part of the brain that is

Visual thinking tools

Information designers often use visual thinking tools to enhance understanding of complex projects, and manage high amounts of data. Visual thinking or visual perception is defined as thinking through visual processing and using the part of the brain that is

Start with the basics

‘We need to starts with the basics’ repeats one of my good friends quite often. Although she says this quote in a complete different context (she is not related to design at all), I found that these words summarise the

Start with the basics

‘We need to starts with the basics’ repeats one of my good friends quite often. Although she says this quote in a complete different context (she is not related to design at all), I found that these words summarise the

A week full of information graphics

This year I was pleased to attend the Malofiej Infographic World Summit and conferences. It was an honour to have been invited as judge and speaker to this special 20th edition. Overall six intense days, thousand of stories, crazy weather,

A week full of information graphics

This year I was pleased to attend the Malofiej Infographic World Summit and conferences. It was an honour to have been invited as judge and speaker to this special 20th edition. Overall six intense days, thousand of stories, crazy weather,

Diagramming/Mapping (complex) information

In the current information age there is a boom for visualising data, there is no doubt about that. Almost everything which is produced, it is visualised. Infographics, information design, diagrammatic representations, diagramming, data visualisation, mapping, these terms have become commonplace

Diagramming/Mapping (complex) information

In the current information age there is a boom for visualising data, there is no doubt about that. Almost everything which is produced, it is visualised. Infographics, information design, diagrammatic representations, diagramming, data visualisation, mapping, these terms have become commonplace

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

Information Architecture Model

Often, information designers are more concerned with learning techniques/tools and visual languages for visualising information and creating trendy information graphics (or infographics) than spending time understanding and organising the given information sources, and defining a solid conceptual structure. However, for

Information Architecture Model

Often, information designers are more concerned with learning techniques/tools and visual languages for visualising information and creating trendy information graphics (or infographics) than spending time understanding and organising the given information sources, and defining a solid conceptual structure. However, for

Legibility, Functionality and Organisation

It has been a while since I have written a post relating the London Underground diagram (LUD) and information design. This week a good friend of mine send me a link about a new layout for the LUD proposed by

Legibility, Functionality and Organisation

It has been a while since I have written a post relating the London Underground diagram (LUD) and information design. This week a good friend of mine send me a link about a new layout for the LUD proposed by

Applied information design: Dog walkers

I am amazed of the little signs of/for dog walkers that can be found all around UK. In Argentina even though Dog Walking Business are growing quite fast we do not have any signs like the ones I have found

Applied information design: Dog walkers

I am amazed of the little signs of/for dog walkers that can be found all around UK. In Argentina even though Dog Walking Business are growing quite fast we do not have any signs like the ones I have found

The rose diagram

‘The beauty of diagrams’ at BBC Four is a series of 6 programmes that analyse key diagrams. Particularly, programme 3 explains the history of  ‘The rose diagram’. This diagram was created in 1858 for the nurse Florence Nightingale to show

The rose diagram

‘The beauty of diagrams’ at BBC Four is a series of 6 programmes that analyse key diagrams. Particularly, programme 3 explains the history of  ‘The rose diagram’. This diagram was created in 1858 for the nurse Florence Nightingale to show