To say that fashion websites are a bit out of my comfort zone is a definite understatement. For all that I’ve occasionally been accused of being stylish (rarely, I might add, and mostly in the overcoat department), understanding the fashion audience is a difficult intuitive leap for someone whose usual choices revolve around two questions: a) will it fit […]Read more "Designing a fashion website"
I had a great time this weekend at hack4good London. Ended up working on a project for International Medical Corps UK, who needed a system developing that would help those affected by disasters and conflict report problems on the ground. As people affected by disasters could have limited access to technology — even basic stuff like something to write with […]Read more "#hack4good London"
Here are two infographics I did for a report into ‘Why getting transport right matters to young people’ by the Campaign for Better Transport. The first highlights the discrepencies in the number of local authorities offering cheaper bus fares to disadvantaged groups: people who are young and unemployed, compared with people who are disabled and older people. The […]Read more "Getting transport right for young people"
I was commissioned (see what I did there?!) to do two infographics for the launch of the ‘new’ NHS, one on NHS Commissioning and one on how the NHS is monitored or safeguarded. While I’m not sure whether they were used, and regardless of my political feelings on the matter, understanding the changes is going to […]Read more "NHS England"
Ever wondered why in newspaper articles about science breakthroughs, and particularly in medical stories, scientists seem to be so… well.… cagey about their results? All those ‘may’s and ‘if’s! Can’t they even tell us what’s true and what’s not? We’re used to the idea that most of the time, truth is black and white. But when […]Read more "Tell me the (relative) truth"
One of my university projects this year was a ‘personal’ project. I wanted to work on my infographics experience, and put a call out on Twitter for charities that might be willing to have me do dubious things to their data. The lovely Unicef responded, and while this isn’t strictly official so I can’t use their logos, these were […]Read more "Infographic: how poverty affects child mortality"
You know how you can sometimes get lost in Wikipedia? Well, all I really wanted to do was satisfy my curiosity about who on earth the Whigs were, and it really just snowballed from there. I present for your delectation the no doubt Slightly Inaccurate and Inclined Toward Hyperbole history of the British Government. Witness the interchangeability of […]Read more "Infographic: the history of the British government"
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"