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

Design Expertise for a world in constant change

Problems have grown in size and complexity, and with that the role of designers has broadened becoming more active in a wider range of problem situations. In this context, it is important to clarify what design expertise involves today when

Design Expertise for a world in constant change

Problems have grown in size and complexity, and with that the role of designers has broadened becoming more active in a wider range of problem situations. In this context, it is important to clarify what design expertise involves today when

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

Nurturing creativity with dots and lines

Last week at the Creativity and Science course, students completed The Dot and the Line exercise, included in the Guide to Creative Action by Parnes, Noller and Biondi, to me, the bible of creativity education. The initial goal of the

Nurturing creativity with dots and lines

Last week at the Creativity and Science course, students completed The Dot and the Line exercise, included in the Guide to Creative Action by Parnes, Noller and Biondi, to me, the bible of creativity education. The initial goal of the

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

Creativity + Science: Online Course for PhD Students

Researchers aim to create new applications to their work, and to develop novel discoveries. However, many scientists start their research projects with pre-conceived ideas and assumptions, making it harder for them to make extraordinary contributions or explore the unknown. Similarly,

Creativity + Science: Online Course for PhD Students

Researchers aim to create new applications to their work, and to develop novel discoveries. However, many scientists start their research projects with pre-conceived ideas and assumptions, making it harder for them to make extraordinary contributions or explore the unknown. Similarly,

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