Category Archives: Information Design

How to explain invisible phenomena

Have you ever wondered how information designers explain “invisible phenomena” that are “too big, too small, too slow or too abstract for normal sensory comprehension”? I borrowed the term invisible phenomena from Eric Siegel to describe experiences, concepts, things or processes

How to explain invisible phenomena

Have you ever wondered how information designers explain “invisible phenomena” that are “too big, too small, too slow or too abstract for normal sensory comprehension”? I borrowed the term invisible phenomena from Eric Siegel to describe experiences, concepts, things or processes

NEW BOOK! Communicating Knowledge Visually

After many years in the making and a few roadblocks, I’m delighted to share that the book I co-wrote with R. Roger Remington is finally in press, and it will be available for pre-order in September. Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will

NEW BOOK! Communicating Knowledge Visually

After many years in the making and a few roadblocks, I’m delighted to share that the book I co-wrote with R. Roger Remington is finally in press, and it will be available for pre-order in September. Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will

Making sense of mental models in information design

The use of users’ mental models in information design is essential to develop effective outputs. However, there is confusion surrounding the concept of mental models and how to use knowledge of users’ mental models in the design process. Some information

Making sense of mental models in information design

The use of users’ mental models in information design is essential to develop effective outputs. However, there is confusion surrounding the concept of mental models and how to use knowledge of users’ mental models in the design process. Some information

Creativity + Science Course Final Presentations

After eight weeks, this Thursday was the last class of the Creativity + Science online course I taught for science PhD students at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences (University of Mar del Plata, Argentina). The course was structured

Creativity + Science Course Final Presentations

After eight weeks, this Thursday was the last class of the Creativity + Science online course I taught for science PhD students at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences (University of Mar del Plata, Argentina). The course was structured

Essential Partnership: Content Experts & Info Designers

Collaboration is one of the 21st century skills to master. Traditionally, in information design, collaborative work involved coordination between writers, editors, and information designers to create effective messaging. But, as the scope of information design work broadens, active collaboration between

Essential Partnership: Content Experts & Info Designers

Collaboration is one of the 21st century skills to master. Traditionally, in information design, collaborative work involved coordination between writers, editors, and information designers to create effective messaging. But, as the scope of information design work broadens, active collaboration between

How to Conduct Research Workshops in Design

Workshops are fun and can act as collaborative research experiences to elicit rich insights about your audience. Through hands-on activities or active discussion, workshops help participants discover unknown and undefined needs or identify specific steps in the way they perform

How to Conduct Research Workshops in Design

Workshops are fun and can act as collaborative research experiences to elicit rich insights about your audience. Through hands-on activities or active discussion, workshops help participants discover unknown and undefined needs or identify specific steps in the way they perform

How to Conduct Diary Studies in Design

As designers, this is the method where we can be very creative. Unlike observations and interviews, diary studies give participants the ac­tive role in gathering data, while you minimize your influence on them and remain an ‘outsider’. You would conduct

How to Conduct Diary Studies in Design

As designers, this is the method where we can be very creative. Unlike observations and interviews, diary studies give participants the ac­tive role in gathering data, while you minimize your influence on them and remain an ‘outsider’. You would conduct

Series 1: Understanding how to design for real people

As design challenges grow in complexity and ambiguity, the ability to understand people—not just data about them—is essential to developing human-centered solutions that address the nuances of human behavior and their specific needs. This understanding becomes particularly paramount when we

Series 1: Understanding how to design for real people

As design challenges grow in complexity and ambiguity, the ability to understand people—not just data about them—is essential to developing human-centered solutions that address the nuances of human behavior and their specific needs. This understanding becomes particularly paramount when we

A bright start to each day: Clear instructions & human-centered products matter

Even the simplest of tasks, like making coffee in the morning, need clear instructions and taking the user into account. Last week we received a Cafelat Robot Espresso Maker as a Christmas gift. This coffee maker looks like a little,

A bright start to each day: Clear instructions & human-centered products matter

Even the simplest of tasks, like making coffee in the morning, need clear instructions and taking the user into account. Last week we received a Cafelat Robot Espresso Maker as a Christmas gift. This coffee maker looks like a little,

Conceptual information design made easy!

The need for information design is even greater than before: explain COVID-19 rules, explain how to use masks properly, explain the many ways you can vote, explain new rules for flying, visualize COVID-19 numbers, etc. The list can go on

Conceptual information design made easy!

The need for information design is even greater than before: explain COVID-19 rules, explain how to use masks properly, explain the many ways you can vote, explain new rules for flying, visualize COVID-19 numbers, etc. The list can go on