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)"
In what is becoming something of a trend, my entry for this month’s Information is Beautiful Awards did not make the shortlist (Matthew Lucas’ design is absolutely stunning). I will have to re-evaluate my non-use of Myriad Pro condensed. One day I might make it! But as the Oscars are swiftly approaching and this visualisation is all about the […]Read more "Oscars special: top films visualised"
As part of the part-time Masters I’m doing in Information Design, we had to design an iPhone app. I’d already done a screenshot idea for a London Bus app after Countdown the live bus tracking system was launched, so I thought — hey, why not design a bus app? There’s loads out there just for tracking buses, so I thought, what’s the […]Read more "Designing an iPhone app"
Lately, I’ve been working on helping our Heart Voices team at the British Heart Foundation develop flowcharts to explain the current state of the NHS, and the changes we’re expecting under the new legislation. We’ve also outlined the health services in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We want to encourage heart patients all over the UK […]Read more "Explaining the NHS"
The British Heart Foundation runs a yearly campaign to get children and people who look after children to think about and understand what they’re eating and how to make the conscious choice to be healthier. We ran a survey to find out more about how and what children in the UK eat and drink. One of the […]Read more "Food for thought"
Information is Beautiful is running a set of challenges and awards for visualisation. Since I wasn’t shortlisted, I can show you my entry in their first challenge, which was to visualise how the world’s resources are rapidly running out. Being an optimistic sort of person, I went with the worst case scenario, of course! See how the world’s resources might be […]Read more "Metal and oil"
Working as I do for the British Heart Foundation, every now and then I get a chance to do some infographics for them. This one is for the astonishing amount of people living with heart failure, versus our success in stopping people dying from a heart attack, and I did it as part of our Mending Broken Hearts campaign (the […]Read more "Heart failure"