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.

InformForm workshop with Year 2 BA (Hons) Graphic Design students from Ravensbourne, London

inform #12 wayfinding, signage and instruction

By InformForm

The terms signage and wayfinding are sometimes used synonymously, but it is important to distinguish the two. 2 minutes 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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inform #1 data and information

by InformForm

Information design exists at the core of graphic design. It can simplify complexity, relate the seemingly unrelated and create insight. There should be a reason or purpose to give form and graphically represent information. 2 minutes 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 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 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 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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inform #6 the design process

By InformForm

Process allows for a design project to progress but also for the building of knowledge, skills and experience in order to become visually literate. 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 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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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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InformForm #11 pictographic design considerations for the screen

By InformForm

When designing symbols for use in navigation systems, we must be conscious of existing conventions. 1 minute to read.