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


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.

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

inform #9 understanding an audience

By InformForm

The success of a symbol or diagrammatic display is partly informed by the designer's intentions, but is equally measured by a designer's understanding of the user's visual perception capabilities. 3 minutes to read.


inform #8 the role of form in information design

By InformForm

Visual decisions can create opportunities for an increase in insight and understanding. Cautiously, the role of the visual can also be of decoration, highlighting the redundant or interference. Form can clarify but can also be a barrier. 2 minutes to read.


Interview: Nattanan Naewmalee

by InformForm

Thai information designer Nattanan Naewmalee created the Thai Hand Signal Design Project. He created a pictographic symbol system to help with the learning of hand signage. 5 minutes to read.

InformForm workshop with BA (Hons) Graphic Design yr 2 students from University of Chester

inform #7 research in and on information design

By InformForm

Information gathering alone does not quantify research. It is only through analysis and evaluation that research becomes of value and can inform ideas and concepts. Analysis is the process of examination—gathering the essential details of something as well as any connections and context. Evaluation is the process of determining the significance and value of the aforementioned analysis. Finding pertinent information is the first step, analysing and understanding its value in relation to your idea is the next. 3 minutes to read.


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.


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.


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.


inform #5 brainstorming and mind mapping

by InformForm

Brainstorming and mindmapping are great techniques to trigger creative thinking, generate ideas and allow concepts to develop and play an integral part in the design process.
1 minute to read.


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.

Information design project by Ravensbourne Graphic Design student Sarah Kettle

inform #4 using and understanding information

By InformForm

Information can be interesting, uninteresting, useful, useless, important, boring, redundant or wrong. 1 minute to read.


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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