Posts Tagged: research

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,

Are Designers Creative? Project

Developing creative thinking, and reconnecting with the imagination and the capacity to envision new futures and different realities is essential to address system-level challenges. Similarly, Don Norman, Ken Friedman, and Terry Irwin, among others, have indicated creativity as the skill

Are Designers Creative? Project

Developing creative thinking, and reconnecting with the imagination and the capacity to envision new futures and different realities is essential to address system-level challenges. Similarly, Don Norman, Ken Friedman, and Terry Irwin, among others, have indicated creativity as the skill

What is effective information design?

This post is based on my Week 2 class for EGR381: Design for Understanding this semester. Cognitive-neuroscience is one of the core building blocks of information design. Understanding how we learn and process information is as essential to effectively design

What is effective information design?

This post is based on my Week 2 class for EGR381: Design for Understanding this semester. Cognitive-neuroscience is one of the core building blocks of information design. Understanding how we learn and process information is as essential to effectively design

An (Even) Deeper Dive into Conceptual Design

Many blog posts ago, I provided a closer look to conceptual design, preceded by an extensive discussion about the information architecture model (IAM) involved in this same part of the design process. Mostly, though, these two posts provided insights on

An (Even) Deeper Dive into Conceptual Design

Many blog posts ago, I provided a closer look to conceptual design, preceded by an extensive discussion about the information architecture model (IAM) involved in this same part of the design process. Mostly, though, these two posts provided insights on

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

Hybrid designers

When I was giving my first steps into my research bubble someone pretty close to me told me that by the end of that journey I would be a different person. Now, quite a few years later, I can confirm

Hybrid designers

When I was giving my first steps into my research bubble someone pretty close to me told me that by the end of that journey I would be a different person. Now, quite a few years later, I can confirm

One thing at the time

Everyone says that, but not everyone does that (including me, of course!). In daily life we tend to do as many things at the same as we can (manage more than one project at the same time, liaise with different

One thing at the time

Everyone says that, but not everyone does that (including me, of course!). In daily life we tend to do as many things at the same as we can (manage more than one project at the same time, liaise with different

what is this blog about?

My first challenge as a graphic design student was to redesign the underground map of Buenos Aires. I am not sure why, but since that exercise, I have become a big fan of underground maps’ designs. Why? Maybe, because it

what is this blog about?

My first challenge as a graphic design student was to redesign the underground map of Buenos Aires. I am not sure why, but since that exercise, I have become a big fan of underground maps’ designs. Why? Maybe, because it