Well, hello there! Long time no see. Yeah. Sorry about the year-long hiatus, I had to get some stuff sorted out. Anyway, I’m now living in Lancaster in the UK’s frozen North (winter is coming), and I have a job as an actual designer! How exciting. I’ll update you on some of the projects I’ve been working on […]Read more "We promise"
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 – I really got to […]Read more "#hack4good London"
This was the question my dissertation ended up answering. It wasn’t necessarily the question I started with, but hey, that’s science. Or something like it. The answer is (depending on the type of infographic): A man of above average numeracy with a doctoral-level degree between 45 and 54 years old. Apart from this singularly unhelpful caricature, this is what […]Read more "Who has the best chance of understanding infographics?"
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. […]Read more "Getting transport right for young people"
As the digital lead for No Smoking Day 2013, I got to commission something I have never commissioned before – an online game. No Smoking Day is a tricky prospect. It doesn’t have the freedom of other no smoking campaigns to berate and bully smokers into becoming non-smokers – quite the opposite. The mandate of No Smoking Day is to support smokers […]Read more "The No Smoking Day game"
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"
Over the year I’ve been to three so-called ‘hack days’, one of which me and my team accidentally won (Hack the Government). The last of which my team just as accidentally lost didn’t win (Girl Geek Hack Day). The one in between however was the most intriguing, perhaps because it wasn’t a competition at all. Held in Whitehall […]Read more "Event: Datakind London"
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 […]Read more "Tell me the (relative) truth"