InformForm

Information design:
in practice, an informed theory

InformForm is an international platform for information design, which celebrates and explores both practical and theoretical experimentation within the field of design. It prides itself on showcasing relevant examples of work by students, for students. Read More

The InformForm articles archive contain a range of interviews with prominent professional practitioners, great examples of students' work as well as writing on research, process and experimentation in information design projects.

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Student work: Ratatouille

by Marianne Moor (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany)

A response to InformForms' 2012 "Made from Scratch" brief. Students were asked to design a culinary recipe that can be followed and understood without referring to text or type. Ratatouille—a vegetarian dish—was Marianne’s chosen recipe. 1 minute to read.

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Student work: Fictional Cities

by Adeline Yeo (Central Saint Martins, London)

Adeline designed an information graphic based on completely fictional information. Through a series of posters she charted the government structure of five fictional cities: The Emerald City, King’s Landing, The Capitol, Spa Town and Zion.
1 minute to read.

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Student work: Discrimi-Nation

by Chris Norris (Ravensbourne,London)

A poster series highlighting the public opinion on the severity of discrimination faced by different groups in British society by Chris Norris. 1 minute to read.

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Student work: Corals in Crisis

by Harry Stone (Ravensbourne, London)

For the second year project "Breaking the News" the Graphic Design students at Ravensbourne were asked to analyse newspapers and find a back-story with a social, environmental or political angle. 2 minutes to read.

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Student work: Bits of Recipes

by Tim Caenepeel (Sint–Lukas, Brussels)

A response to InformForms' 2012 "Made from Scratch" brief. Students were asked to design a culinary recipe that can be followed and understood without referring to text or type. 1 minute to read.

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Student work: Baked Alaska

by Laura Bennett (Manchester School of Art, Manchester)

A response to InformForms' 2012 "Made from Scratch" brief. Students were asked to design a culinary recipe that can be followed and understood without referring to text or type. Laura’s response to the brief was the recipe for a Baked Alaska, using the dessert’s complexity as an opportunity for pictographic simplification 2 minutes to read.

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Student project: The Hydrogen Bomb

By Edward Yau (Ravensbourne, London)

A temporary exhibition design proposal about the first detonation testing of the Hydrogen Bomb by Edward Yau. 2 minutes to read.

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Student project: Shopping for the visually impaired

by Milly Huynh (Ravensbourne, London, UK)

Without literal references, how do you portray the senses? Milly explored the five human senses and the techniques that are used for communication and interaction.
1 minute to read.

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Student project: One way trip to Mars

By Jessica Bird (Ravensbourne, London)

For the second year project "Breaking the News" the Graphic Design students at Ravensbourne were asked to analyse newspapers and find a back-story with a social, environmental or political angle. 1 minute to read.

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Student project: ComplexCity of Seoul

by Kichang Kim (FHNW HGK Basel, Switzerland)

Kichang Kim chose a personal topic for his response to the brief Tangled Tissues. Seoul is Kim’s home city, where many significant events and memories remain: meeting his wife, his son being born, graduating and working for many years.
1 minute to read.

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Interview: Signal Noise

By InformForm

Signal Noise is a London-based information design agency founded by Hem Patel, Matthew Falla and Christian Thümer. Signal Noise work for clients across industries helping them to understand, analyse and communicate complex data and narratives. 6 minutes to read.

Histomap Revisited – a new way of navigating the World History histomap from 1931

Interview: Santiago Ortiz

by InformForm

Santiago Ortiz is the founder of Moebio Labs. Moebio Labs is a team of data scientists, interactive data visualization developers and designers. They develop interactive visualisation projects working with large data sets. 7 minutes to read.