Posts Tagged: Sheila Pontis

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?)

Understanding-centred design process

The Outcome-centred design process has its emphasis in the development of a design outcome. Currently designers are increasing the amount of time and money invested in research and analysis to solve design problems, as can be seen in new born

Understanding-centred design process

The Outcome-centred design process has its emphasis in the development of a design outcome. Currently designers are increasing the amount of time and money invested in research and analysis to solve design problems, as can be seen in new born

Organising Flight Information

This Christmas I went to Toronto, Canada for the first time. What really got my attention was the way flight information was organised in the Toronto airport screens. Flight information refers to flight schedule times, flight status, flight company names/numbers,

Organising Flight Information

This Christmas I went to Toronto, Canada for the first time. What really got my attention was the way flight information was organised in the Toronto airport screens. Flight information refers to flight schedule times, flight status, flight company names/numbers,

The rose diagram

‘The beauty of diagrams’ at BBC Four is a series of 6 programmes that analyse key diagrams. Particularly, programme 3 explains the history of  ‘The rose diagram’. This diagram was created in 1858 for the nurse Florence Nightingale to show

The rose diagram

‘The beauty of diagrams’ at BBC Four is a series of 6 programmes that analyse key diagrams. Particularly, programme 3 explains the history of  ‘The rose diagram’. This diagram was created in 1858 for the nurse Florence Nightingale to show

Adopt a design method!

I have briefly mentioned the importance of design methods for design practice and the current lack of design methodologists in a previous post. Now, I will go further explaining why design methods are essential for the design discipline more than

Adopt a design method!

I have briefly mentioned the importance of design methods for design practice and the current lack of design methodologists in a previous post. Now, I will go further explaining why design methods are essential for the design discipline more than

Types and approaches of (Design) research

Now the term practice-led has become a common term for me, but not before I started my PhD research I realised that there were different types of art and design research. Up to that time, I thought that all investigations

Types and approaches of (Design) research

Now the term practice-led has become a common term for me, but not before I started my PhD research I realised that there were different types of art and design research. Up to that time, I thought that all investigations

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

1st CIDAG

Last week I was in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the 1st International Conference on Design and Graphic Printing (CIDAG). In addition to graphic printing other areas of design, such as corporate design and information design were discussed. I have been invited

broken graphics?

Many times the diagrammatic representation about the Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been defined as the best graphic ever made. Tufte’s books explore, analyse and develop design principles based on this diagram. I have presented this diagrammatic representation in more

broken graphics?

Many times the diagrammatic representation about the Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been defined as the best graphic ever made. Tufte’s books explore, analyse and develop design principles based on this diagram. I have presented this diagrammatic representation in more

Information Design Basics and Essentials

Although my research is mostly centered on information design projects’ content and not on their aesthetic characteristics, I think it is important to highlight that the visual characteristics and language of these projects also require deep analysis and work to

Information Design Basics and Essentials

Although my research is mostly centered on information design projects’ content and not on their aesthetic characteristics, I think it is important to highlight that the visual characteristics and language of these projects also require deep analysis and work to

Underground Maps Unravelled

Last week I visited Underground Maps Unravelled, an exhibition entirely devoted to underground diagrammatic maps, and particularly presenting an in-depth analysis of the London Underground Diagram (LUD). Dr. Maxwell Roberts explores information design alternatives of the very first LUD created

Underground Maps Unravelled

Last week I visited Underground Maps Unravelled, an exhibition entirely devoted to underground diagrammatic maps, and particularly presenting an in-depth analysis of the London Underground Diagram (LUD). Dr. Maxwell Roberts explores information design alternatives of the very first LUD created