Category Archives: understanding

Making synthesis visible

Although we synthesize information every day, the activity of synthesis is often thought as mysterious or described as hard to explain. In simple words, synthesis is a turning point in problem solving: when we crystallize understanding and start to see

Making synthesis visible

Although we synthesize information every day, the activity of synthesis is often thought as mysterious or described as hard to explain. In simple words, synthesis is a turning point in problem solving: when we crystallize understanding and start to see

Supervising design research at the intersection of technology, science, and society

With the growing number of cross-disciplinary programs and the active role of design in complex challenges, design theses are increasingly focusing on the intersection of multiple domains, rather than only investigating design related questions. Only in the last year, my

Supervising design research at the intersection of technology, science, and society

With the growing number of cross-disciplinary programs and the active role of design in complex challenges, design theses are increasingly focusing on the intersection of multiple domains, rather than only investigating design related questions. Only in the last year, my

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

Creativity + Science: Understanding the role of problem statements

Last week we arrived at the end of the Creativity + Science course with the final project presentations. This cohort created strong and visually engaging presentations, and did an excellent job communicating their research goals and ideas. Interestingly, some of

Creativity + Science: Understanding the role of problem statements

Last week we arrived at the end of the Creativity + Science course with the final project presentations. This cohort created strong and visually engaging presentations, and did an excellent job communicating their research goals and ideas. Interestingly, some of

Book launch event: A conversation with the authors

Join us next Monday Dec 13th to get a glimpse into the mind of pioneering information designer Will Burtin at this special online book launch event. In our new book, Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, we

Book launch event: A conversation with the authors

Join us next Monday Dec 13th to get a glimpse into the mind of pioneering information designer Will Burtin at this special online book launch event. In our new book, Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, we

Creativity + Science: Understanding students’ barriers

After a successful and very rewarding first experience, I’m teaching again the Creativity + Science course for science PhD students. This semester, due to high demand, we expanded enrollment to all universities in Argentina, rather than limiting it to students

Creativity + Science: Understanding students’ barriers

After a successful and very rewarding first experience, I’m teaching again the Creativity + Science course for science PhD students. This semester, due to high demand, we expanded enrollment to all universities in Argentina, rather than limiting it to students

Learn about a scientific approach to information design with my new book

“The book will surely appeal to both educators and practicing information designers. It addresses very contemporary issues in design practice and studies, such as a holistic view of the discipline, the notion of human-centered design, and the nature of information

Learn about a scientific approach to information design with my new book

“The book will surely appeal to both educators and practicing information designers. It addresses very contemporary issues in design practice and studies, such as a holistic view of the discipline, the notion of human-centered design, and the nature of 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

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

I’m a scientist and I’m creative

Yesterday I finished the third class of the online Creativity + Science course I’m teaching for PhD students at the School of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Mar del Plata in Argentina. We have 12 students of varied backgrounds:

I’m a scientist and I’m creative

Yesterday I finished the third class of the online Creativity + Science course I’m teaching for PhD students at the School of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Mar del Plata in Argentina. We have 12 students of varied backgrounds:

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