While I have professed my love for this humble Swedish former professor before, this video is a great demonstration of the kind of no nonsense, mind-blowing, world-perspective-transforming things he makes statistics do. Still think we live in a world which can be split neatly into two — the developing and developed world? Prepare to have your world-view shaken. […]Read more "I 3 Hans Rosling"
This is the second in a series of posts about the projects I“ve been doing as part of my Masters in Information Design at the University of Reading. Book design was the second project we had and perhaps the one I most dreaded. Only one term in and feeling my lack of design experience very keenly, the thought […]Read more "Book design: making food good"
While I find myself increasingly sceptical about the worth of infographics, and indeed increasingly frustrated that they’re not treated with the due care and attention they need to be to actually tell their story, they sure can be pretty on occasion. (Okay, I’m a sucker for pretty). Have a look at the shortlist for the Information is Beautiful visualisation awards: […]Read more "Noted: visualization awards shortlist"
This is the first in a series of posts about the projects I’ve been doing as part of my Masters in Information Design at the University of Reading. Information design is a diverse subject that takes in many disciplines. One of those is wayfinding — the art and psychology of leading people in the right direction, whether they […]Read more "Wayfinding: Harris Garden"
The charity Cerebra asked for a way of explaining what you might get by claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for parents and carers of children (under 16) with disabilities. This is what I produced for them:Read more "A guide to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)"
One of the impressions I get about the United States as an outside observer is that there’s an awful lot of cultural appropriation going on. People seem to like to be from somewhere else, originally, and to be very proud of that heritage. Not being American, or ever having visited America, I can’t lay any claim to […]Read more "Stereotypes"
This site has definitely expanded and moved away from what I originally set out to do, especially in the last year or so. I’d like to find out what you guys want to see! What do you think about: More on plain language? More government consultations? More on information design? Videos Podcasts Infographics Reviews Criticism Something else […]Read more "What would you like to see?"
Not the mean kind of hacking. The good kind. I’m going to go to my very first Hack Weekend in May 2012, and it’s all about hacking the NHS. The aim of a hack day is to find quick and dirty solutions to problems that technology can fully or partially solve. They don’t have to be finished, […]Read more "Hacking the NHS"