Information design

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that I’m an Edward Tufte fanboy. I’ve always had a fascination with the visual display of ideas and information, and enjoy exercising my information design muscles whenever I get the chance. A few samples of my work are shown below.

Sometimes, it helps to visualize complex ideas with simple illustrations. By stripping away complexity, you can highlight the essential elements of the idea and ignore the details that often act to confuse.

Web2.0 is a meme that has taken the Internet by storm. But does it mean anything? After doing some research, I concluded that it’s better to think of Web2.0 as an intersection of concepts, rather than any single thing.

A schematic representing the proposed evolution of Sapient’s Web development practice, based on the knowledge spectrum already identified (see above).

‘Knowledge blocks’ as a simple visual representation of subject matter expertise. Block width and height correspond to knowledge breadth and depth, respectively.

A diagram used (within a specific client engagement) to illustrate conceptual differences between e-services, e-business, and e-commerce.

A schematic illustration of the benefits gained by using e-services to accomplish tasks (“Do-it-yourself e-services”).

Possible steps a business would take to evolve towards providing and using e-services.

An illustration of the three components of a digital media style guide, and how they are related.

A diagram to represent the basic processes and structure associated with managing a digital media style guide (see above).

A visualization of the discovery phase for a client project, showing the groups that would be involved and their degree of involvement over the course of the project phase.

An overview of a DHTML navigational system implemented for a client. This diagram shows the visual design and related HTML implementation details.

Details of DHTML menu functionality for the navigational system shown to the left.

A diagram to illustrate the various factors that affect the time required to download a Web page.

An illustration of the elements of a client-side technical benchmark for a Web site. These benchmarks are a critical part of the design and development process, since they reveal any technical constraints that might affect design.

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