One of our senior designers, Iffat Jokhio, recently presented a webinar to RGD members — a crash course on information design. Want to learn the basics or refresh your skills? Watch below! Info Design 101: A Primer + Practical Tips – Iffat’s RGD Webinar from Pivot Design Group on Vimeo.
The design thinking cycle is a process of continuous improvement. After it is launched, a design can be observed in situ, as it is being used by audiences and users. The design itself becomes the subject of the process, generating ongoing feedback that can be applied to continue to sharpen the saw—to refine the fit … Read More
There’s an old adage that says: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, all you’ll see is nails.” In previous articles, we’ve shown how expansive design thinking makes it possible for a group of stakeholders or team members to see beyond what is already known or believed. As we saw in the last … Read More
In addition to improving business collaboration, a design process can help a business to become more innovative.
In our previous article, we showed how design thinking enhances logic, leading to a broader scope of understanding and therefore better business decisions.
Since about 2004, the concept of “design thinking” as a problem-solving tool has been embraced—and in some cases rejected—by the business world. Both Stanford and the Rotman School of Management offer Design Thinking courses in their business programs. In 2009, Business Week published a list of “promising programs from design and business schools from around … Read More
Our creative director, Ian Chalmers was quoted in today’s SpacingToronto.ca article on “Building a better budget at city hall“. Check out the article written by John Lorinc and also find some great references to data visualization inspiration. Read the article here.
If the internet were a nation, its population would exceed the Americas, Europe and the Middle East combined. We know the Internet and social media are huge. But check out this neat infographic we found on Open-Site.org.
Edward Tufte’s 10 Rules of information design is something that should be in every designer’s (giant) back pocket, but it can never hurt to brush up on some basic rules, especially when they’re as informative as these.
As we worked to find out more about the origins of meetings in our History of Meetings research poster, we realized that though the reasons, and settings may have changed, the underlying way people met was pretty well consistent across the board. They come, they meet/discuss/brainstorm/share, they assign next steps, they leave (and repeat). Within … Read More
Always on the look out for visualizing interesting data, this time we turned our research-eye on meetings. How have they changed and progressed over the years? Was there a first ever meeting? When was it? What was it for? So many questions! As we researched further and further back in time, our list of meetings … Read More
We’re often so caught up in our day-to-day activities that we hardly have the time to stop and consider how we are communicating and where our methods and devices come from. Here is a timeline of a few communication firsts, how they were used and, in some cases, the length of time it took to … Read More