Posts Tagged: Complexity

Creative Designers, A Needed Oxymoron

The final project of my undergraduate creativity and design class is a quite vague and broad assignment. Students are asked to create something (we call it “Personal Creativity Manifesto”) to show how creative they have become but also how their creative

Creative Designers, A Needed Oxymoron

The final project of my undergraduate creativity and design class is a quite vague and broad assignment. Students are asked to create something (we call it “Personal Creativity Manifesto”) to show how creative they have become but also how their creative

Complexity or poor attention?

Yes, we do live in a complex world. Yes, the constant production of information and the instant access to it also contribute to that complexity. But, are our everyday problems actually more complex than ever or is this the result of how

Complexity or poor attention?

Yes, we do live in a complex world. Yes, the constant production of information and the instant access to it also contribute to that complexity. But, are our everyday problems actually more complex than ever or is this the result of how

Six approaches to visualising complexity

As information designers, we often create visual representations of meaning to make hard-to-understand information (e.g. scientific information, highly technical, unknown) more accessible to a wider audience. When well-conceived, these visualisations translate complexity into a simpler way to communicate a key message. Visualisations also help understand patterns and

Six approaches to visualising complexity

As information designers, we often create visual representations of meaning to make hard-to-understand information (e.g. scientific information, highly technical, unknown) more accessible to a wider audience. When well-conceived, these visualisations translate complexity into a simpler way to communicate a key message. Visualisations also help understand patterns and

Visual reasoning through information design

The visual communication of complex or less known topics (e.g. science, medicine, mathematics) in simpler and clearer ways appeals to users and readers’ visual reasoning. Visual reasoning is the process of both analysing information presented in visual form (e.g. pictures, diagrams, drawings) and solving problems

Visual reasoning through information design

The visual communication of complex or less known topics (e.g. science, medicine, mathematics) in simpler and clearer ways appeals to users and readers’ visual reasoning. Visual reasoning is the process of both analysing information presented in visual form (e.g. pictures, diagrams, drawings) and solving problems

Complexity ≠ Confusion

Complexity is an intrinsic part of life; it is normal and necessary, explains Norman (2011) in his book Living with Complexity. However, complexity is frequently pointed out as challenging and a product of our current society which makes communication and understanding

Complexity ≠ Confusion

Complexity is an intrinsic part of life; it is normal and necessary, explains Norman (2011) in his book Living with Complexity. However, complexity is frequently pointed out as challenging and a product of our current society which makes communication and understanding

Understanding the role of Big Data

One of the current concerns among many domains (e.g. information design, technology, cognition, psychology) is how to make sense of extensive and complex sets of data in order to improve understanding and communication. While tools, systems and methods are designed

Understanding the role of Big Data

One of the current concerns among many domains (e.g. information design, technology, cognition, psychology) is how to make sense of extensive and complex sets of data in order to improve understanding and communication. While tools, systems and methods are designed

what does it mean?

Some terms related to diagrams (and also to design) strategies, language, layout, and so on are often misused or misunderstood: – When is a diagram simple? – When a diagram is simple is because it has few elements… and when

what does it mean?

Some terms related to diagrams (and also to design) strategies, language, layout, and so on are often misused or misunderstood: – When is a diagram simple? – When a diagram is simple is because it has few elements… and when