Category Archives: Information Design

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

Information Design for Education: Rethinking Textbooks

Many people link technology with innovation and new ideas. This is particularly true in the context of education, and even more these days with remote learning, Zoom, Mural and other digital tools. And this is also true for information design

Information Design for Education: Rethinking Textbooks

Many people link technology with innovation and new ideas. This is particularly true in the context of education, and even more these days with remote learning, Zoom, Mural and other digital tools. And this is also true for information design

How to do field research from home

The last four months have been busy for Sense Information Design. We have been working on two big user research projects. The first project involved an evaluative research study, and the second one an exploratory research study. In both cases,

How to do field research from home

The last four months have been busy for Sense Information Design. We have been working on two big user research projects. The first project involved an evaluative research study, and the second one an exploratory research study. In both cases,

Clear Communication Matters

When people think about information design, they often think about the creation of information graphics or visual explanations, but not so much about the presentation of ideas or the creation of stories (e.g. PPT or PDF presentations). But, stories also

Clear Communication Matters

When people think about information design, they often think about the creation of information graphics or visual explanations, but not so much about the presentation of ideas or the creation of stories (e.g. PPT or PDF presentations). But, stories also

Teaching Information Design and Research Virtually: Challenges & Learnings

The last week of class before spring break was challenging. I went to sleep prepared to go teach my class the next day, and when I woke up, everything was changed: campus was close and classes had been moved online

Teaching Information Design and Research Virtually: Challenges & Learnings

The last week of class before spring break was challenging. I went to sleep prepared to go teach my class the next day, and when I woke up, everything was changed: campus was close and classes had been moved online

What is effective information design?

This post is based on my Week 2 class for EGR381: Design for Understanding this semester. Cognitive-neuroscience is one of the core building blocks of information design. Understanding how we learn and process information is as essential to effectively design

What is effective information design?

This post is based on my Week 2 class for EGR381: Design for Understanding this semester. Cognitive-neuroscience is one of the core building blocks of information design. Understanding how we learn and process information is as essential to effectively design