Posts Tagged: Sheila Pontis

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

20 Information Design Milestones

Throughout the history key movements, people, schools, organisations and publications have contributed to the development, evolution and consolidation of the information design field. Here it is a non-exhaustive personal selection of 20 of them: 1. Pre-cuneiform tablets (3000 bc). First

Information design in Politics 2

In a previous post, it has already been highlighted the importance of information design in political issues related to economic advice and the visualisation of polling results. Similarly, this post discusses different aspects in which information design principles could benefit

Information design in Politics 2

In a previous post, it has already been highlighted the importance of information design in political issues related to economic advice and the visualisation of polling results. Similarly, this post discusses different aspects in which information design principles could benefit

Applied information design: Here and there

Long time ago, when I was studying at University, one of my mentors told me never to leave home without a notebook + pencil in my bag. Since the digital cameras have become affordable and portable, I have added mine

Applied information design: Here and there

Long time ago, when I was studying at University, one of my mentors told me never to leave home without a notebook + pencil in my bag. Since the digital cameras have become affordable and portable, I have added mine

(End)Users within the Design Process

The terms ‘User’ and ‘End-user’ can be easily used with the inappropriate meaning. In Design we often talk about: the users of the design outcomes, or who are the users of…?, as referring to the audience of a particular design

(End)Users within the Design Process

The terms ‘User’ and ‘End-user’ can be easily used with the inappropriate meaning. In Design we often talk about: the users of the design outcomes, or who are the users of…?, as referring to the audience of a particular design

(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

Applied information design: The City

Since ever I have been fascinated with how cities are organised, particularly the nomenclature used to referring to the location of a specific house, building, etc. (the address!) and the types of street names/numbers, house names/numbers, and landmarks. Each city

Applied information design: The City

Since ever I have been fascinated with how cities are organised, particularly the nomenclature used to referring to the location of a specific house, building, etc. (the address!) and the types of street names/numbers, house names/numbers, and landmarks. Each city

Applied information design: Dog walkers

I am amazed of the little signs of/for dog walkers that can be found all around UK. In Argentina even though Dog Walking Business are growing quite fast we do not have any signs like the ones I have found

Applied information design: Dog walkers

I am amazed of the little signs of/for dog walkers that can be found all around UK. In Argentina even though Dog Walking Business are growing quite fast we do not have any signs like the ones I have found

Design…before, now, and then?

Since Design was defined as an academic discipline different from Art around 1836 (Frayling, 1993:4), designers have been associated with the creation of different visual communication pieces. For a long time, designers have been introducing theirselves generically as: Graphic Designers,

Design…before, now, and then?

Since Design was defined as an academic discipline different from Art around 1836 (Frayling, 1993:4), designers have been associated with the creation of different visual communication pieces. For a long time, designers have been introducing theirselves generically as: Graphic Designers,

A closer view to the Isotype language

Last week I went to the V&A Museum to see the Isotype International Picture Language exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (University of Reading) and is also part of the research project

A closer view to the Isotype language

Last week I went to the V&A Museum to see the Isotype International Picture Language exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (University of Reading) and is also part of the research project

Understanding is everything

There are tonnes of problems caused by misunderstandings from being lost in the street, arriving to inefficient solutions, to having communication problems. Understanding seems to be the most important stage of a (design) process, but what does understanding mean? How

Understanding is everything

There are tonnes of problems caused by misunderstandings from being lost in the street, arriving to inefficient solutions, to having communication problems. Understanding seems to be the most important stage of a (design) process, but what does understanding mean? How