Posts Tagged: Practice

Sh*t Stories Matter

Design has changed. And designers’ role has changed too. The Future of Design Education Group describes designers as “starting to address some of the major societal issues facing the planet.” Challenges of this complexity need creativity, original ideas and fresh

Sh*t Stories Matter

Design has changed. And designers’ role has changed too. The Future of Design Education Group describes designers as “starting to address some of the major societal issues facing the planet.” Challenges of this complexity need creativity, original ideas and fresh

The Curious Case of Information Design

Sometimes I’m puzzled. In theory, information design (at least, the visualising information aspect of the field) has exponentially grown in the last decade. Articles and examples of visualisations and infographics pop almost every day, and now, if you are work

The Curious Case of Information Design

Sometimes I’m puzzled. In theory, information design (at least, the visualising information aspect of the field) has exponentially grown in the last decade. Articles and examples of visualisations and infographics pop almost every day, and now, if you are work

New challenges of Design education

Designers who have been involved in the design community for more than 15 years should have noticed how much the role of design has changed, moving from being merely an artistic activity to being an activity that ‘makes everything possible’. Traditionally, designers’ most

New challenges of Design education

Designers who have been involved in the design community for more than 15 years should have noticed how much the role of design has changed, moving from being merely an artistic activity to being an activity that ‘makes everything possible’. Traditionally, designers’ most

Looking ahead: Design Practitioners-Researchers

“The Dancing Traffic Light” project (2014) is an example of applied research. The company Smart created an interactive crossing light to increase the number of pedestrians waiting for the light to change at intersections. The project reflects an understanding of

Looking ahead: Design Practitioners-Researchers

“The Dancing Traffic Light” project (2014) is an example of applied research. The company Smart created an interactive crossing light to increase the number of pedestrians waiting for the light to change at intersections. The project reflects an understanding of

Reconciling Beauty and Function

Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as information design practitioners, approach the problem-solving process and conceive

Reconciling Beauty and Function

Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as information design practitioners, approach the problem-solving process and conceive

38 Steps for Effective Information Design

As in any other practice and specialized field, learning and applying foundational principles and theories, and adopting a thorough problem-solving process are essential steps to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for information design practice. Therefore, there are no magic

38 Steps for Effective Information Design

As in any other practice and specialized field, learning and applying foundational principles and theories, and adopting a thorough problem-solving process are essential steps to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for information design practice. Therefore, there are no magic

A win-win situation for design theory and practice

Much has been written and discussed about the gap between design practice (industry) and theory (academia), and how to bridge that gap has become a major current preoccupation. Although professional and research designers appear to be narrowing that gap by

A win-win situation for design theory and practice

Much has been written and discussed about the gap between design practice (industry) and theory (academia), and how to bridge that gap has become a major current preoccupation. Although professional and research designers appear to be narrowing that gap by

A gap beyond design

I’m in Argentina for the Easter break, and four days ago (in the early morning of Tuesday 2nd April) we were hit by a storm which causes serious flooding in the cities of Buenos Aires and La plata. The storm

A gap beyond design

I’m in Argentina for the Easter break, and four days ago (in the early morning of Tuesday 2nd April) we were hit by a storm which causes serious flooding in the cities of Buenos Aires and La plata. The storm

Terminologies can be confusing

Sometimes, terminologies can obscure rather than shed light. Cross-disciplinary projects are the perfect scenario to illustrate this point as to achieve common understanding among all parties involved could be a challenge. Ambiguous understanding is likely to happen when we see

Terminologies can be confusing

Sometimes, terminologies can obscure rather than shed light. Cross-disciplinary projects are the perfect scenario to illustrate this point as to achieve common understanding among all parties involved could be a challenge. Ambiguous understanding is likely to happen when we see

A bigger picture of information design

Following up recent discussions about what information design is and how it can be defined, I decided to write a little contribution trying to tackle information design from: its definition (history, objective, boundaries?), its theory (education = foundation levels, research?)

A bigger picture of information design

Following up recent discussions about what information design is and how it can be defined, I decided to write a little contribution trying to tackle information design from: its definition (history, objective, boundaries?), its theory (education = foundation levels, research?)