Posts Tagged: Design research

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

Understanding the use of Field Research in Design

  Last month, I attended the Decipher Conference organized by AIGA Design Educators Community and hosted by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Michigan). The conference was focused on themes related

Understanding the use of Field Research in Design

  Last month, I attended the Decipher Conference organized by AIGA Design Educators Community and hosted by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Michigan). The conference was focused on themes related

Transforming Research into Action with Visualizations Workshop!

Next month, I will be facilitating a workshop on the intersection of field research and information design at the forthcoming Design Educators Research Conference (Decipher) conference organised by AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in

Transforming Research into Action with Visualizations Workshop!

Next month, I will be facilitating a workshop on the intersection of field research and information design at the forthcoming Design Educators Research Conference (Decipher) conference organised by AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in

A (more) complete picture of Design

In the last 15 years, design education has dramatically changed. Generally speaking, at the beginning of 2000s, design education was pretty much the job of art and design schools, and mostly had a learning-by-doing approach, involving hands-on studio-based assignments. It was

A (more) complete picture of Design

In the last 15 years, design education has dramatically changed. Generally speaking, at the beginning of 2000s, design education was pretty much the job of art and design schools, and mostly had a learning-by-doing approach, involving hands-on studio-based assignments. It was

An Introduction to Design Research in Valencia (Spain)

Last week I enjoyed a few days in Spain teaching design research to teachers from the Escola D’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia (EASD). Around 80 teachers and experienced professionals from Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design,

An Introduction to Design Research in Valencia (Spain)

Last week I enjoyed a few days in Spain teaching design research to teachers from the Escola D’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia (EASD). Around 80 teachers and experienced professionals from Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design,

How to add rigour to Design Practice

The traditional understanding of design as merely a practice-led artistic discipline has evolved into a more holistic view including social, ethical and cultural aspects. Arguably, design is a discipline: It has principles, methodologies and theoretical frameworks which designers use to

How to add rigour to Design Practice

The traditional understanding of design as merely a practice-led artistic discipline has evolved into a more holistic view including social, ethical and cultural aspects. Arguably, design is a discipline: It has principles, methodologies and theoretical frameworks which designers use to

Design research: Zoom out – Zoom in

The end of November was quite a busy time. First I travelled all the way to Covilhã, a small city in the North of Portugal to attend and present my research work at the DESIGNA Conference organised by the Universidade

Design research: Zoom out – Zoom in

The end of November was quite a busy time. First I travelled all the way to Covilhã, a small city in the North of Portugal to attend and present my research work at the DESIGNA Conference organised by the Universidade

(Info) Design Associations, Journals, Online Platforms

The communication of new data and information to others is what transforms information and data into knowledge and thus what makes possible the development of a discipline. (Design) researchers can build up their work on others only if previous works

(Info) Design Associations, Journals, Online Platforms

The communication of new data and information to others is what transforms information and data into knowledge and thus what makes possible the development of a discipline. (Design) researchers can build up their work on others only if previous works