Posts Tagged: research

Creativity + Science: Podcast episode

Images from students’ final presentations (Fall, 2022) Domain-specific creativity research in science – such as in biology, chemistry, or ecology – is rare, despite the pressing need for a comprehensive understanding of scientific creativity for enhancing science. Most prior research

Creativity + Science: Podcast episode

Images from students’ final presentations (Fall, 2022) Domain-specific creativity research in science – such as in biology, chemistry, or ecology – is rare, despite the pressing need for a comprehensive understanding of scientific creativity for enhancing science. Most prior research

Information design research at the intersection of society, technology, and science

Last month, one of the stops during my trip to Mexico was with students from the Design, Information and Communication Masters (MADIC) program at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM). The program includes three tracks – Information Design, Interaction Systems, and Communication

Information design research at the intersection of society, technology, and science

Last month, one of the stops during my trip to Mexico was with students from the Design, Information and Communication Masters (MADIC) program at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM). The program includes three tracks – Information Design, Interaction Systems, and Communication

Workshop: Design research for educators in Mexico

As part of the many changes that design higher education is experiencing in the last decade, there are two that speak louder and are also interconnected: adding research into the curricula and engaging in more cross-disciplinary challenges. The broader the

Workshop: Design research for educators in Mexico

As part of the many changes that design higher education is experiencing in the last decade, there are two that speak louder and are also interconnected: adding research into the curricula and engaging in more cross-disciplinary challenges. The broader the

Why imagination matters

Creativity and innovation have become popular words. Just a quick search in Google shows about 663,000,000 and 3,270,000,000 results respectively. Also, many articles from domains unrelated to arts and design have described creativity as the skill to master in the

Why imagination matters

Creativity and innovation have become popular words. Just a quick search in Google shows about 663,000,000 and 3,270,000,000 results respectively. Also, many articles from domains unrelated to arts and design have described creativity as the skill to master in the

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

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