Posts Tagged: design methods

Improve your info management & conceptual design skills – Help test MapCI Cards!

I started my information design practice in the editorial world creating diagrams, information graphics, and information panels. In this context, I frequently encountered unintelligible and cluttered information design outputs: intended messages were not clearly communicated or were hard to understand. These ineffective outputs had major

Improve your info management & conceptual design skills – Help test MapCI Cards!

I started my information design practice in the editorial world creating diagrams, information graphics, and information panels. In this context, I frequently encountered unintelligible and cluttered information design outputs: intended messages were not clearly communicated or were hard to understand. These ineffective outputs had major

Adopt a design method!

I have briefly mentioned the importance of design methods for design practice and the current lack of design methodologists in a previous post. Now, I will go further explaining why design methods are essential for the design discipline more than

Adopt a design method!

I have briefly mentioned the importance of design methods for design practice and the current lack of design methodologists in a previous post. Now, I will go further explaining why design methods are essential for the design discipline more than

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

Using methods for designing

Generally, when I explain about my research many designers and colleagues ask me about if it is worth to propose a design method, because designers do not usually follow any kind of method when designing. However, as I am a

is information beautiful?

In previous posts I have written about effective diagrams, without mention if they were beautiful of not. It is important to clarify the difference between these terms: beauty and effectiveness. There are many design books that are govern by the

is information beautiful?

In previous posts I have written about effective diagrams, without mention if they were beautiful of not. It is important to clarify the difference between these terms: beauty and effectiveness. There are many design books that are govern by the

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

Workshops as a Design Research Method

During the last three years I have run three series of workshops to collect information, create and evaluate the outcome of my thesis. Workshops as a research method are being used mostly in Social Sciences, as a qualitative approach. However,

magic napkins

Thanks to a comment, I borrowed from the library The back of the Napkin. Dan Roam, the author, emphasises the power of visual thinking through simple drawings. Beyond the book content, one thing that really got my attention was the

magic napkins

Thanks to a comment, I borrowed from the library The back of the Napkin. Dan Roam, the author, emphasises the power of visual thinking through simple drawings. Beyond the book content, one thing that really got my attention was the

where is the toilet, Sr.?

Let’s analyse some images. 01. New bus station. Mar del Plata (Argentina). This is one of the biggest summer tourists’ cities of the country. I was there (in the new bus station!) for the first time a couple of weeks

where is the toilet, Sr.?

Let’s analyse some images. 01. New bus station. Mar del Plata (Argentina). This is one of the biggest summer tourists’ cities of the country. I was there (in the new bus station!) for the first time a couple of weeks

Design Fundamentals

–> “Hasta la publicación de esta obra, un número considerable de artistas (y diseñadores) y estudiosos ha dependido de textos en idiomas extranjeros para satisfacer su creciente necesidad de información con respecto a los fascinantes problemas de la creación plástica

Design Fundamentals

–> “Hasta la publicación de esta obra, un número considerable de artistas (y diseñadores) y estudiosos ha dependido de textos en idiomas extranjeros para satisfacer su creciente necesidad de información con respecto a los fascinantes problemas de la creación plástica