Research methodology map. Shows the range of subjects, the amount of information studied in each area, the type of information and the importance of each information type  

My experience in information design extends from an associate degree in Communication and Design at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto(1987).
It encompasses two distict areas of information design: visual representations of information, including quantitive information, information architectures, information graphics and document design; and in information technology the design of information systems.

Population densities, shown graphically.
Client: Nortel Networks Corp.

Research subjects map.

Project: workPlay


A conceptual model shows the changes that occur when an enterprise, in this case a hospital, adopts a centralized information system.
Client: MDS Nordion, Oncentra

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Product model shows a high-level view of the system architecture.

Client: AceComm


Above and right: modelular systems that use common components are designed to provide consistency in product views. They are used in both internal and customer-facing communications.

Clients, above: Carp Systems International. Rights: Crosskeys.


The design of information is important in concept presentation. Helping people understand the value of end designs sometimes requires a rationale to explain how information is going to be conveyed.

Color-coded sketches show a client that all the required elements have been incorporated into a design. Separating the information makes it easier to appreciate.
Client: Cement Assoc. of Canada
preside rationale
VISUAL RATIONALE: An arrangement of information in a document creates a visual and textual rationale. Using brainstorming, phrases are developed from a keyword, then visual associations are found to fit the phrases, and finally a palette of visual elements is proposed.
Client: Nortel Networks Corp.
  Information arranged for comparison. This matrix shows levels of representational complexity.  
Information graphics
Information graphics, or infoGraphics are a cousin of information design. Their purpose is to achieve the same goal – to clearly convey information. They only differ in the means they use to communicate, infoGraphics relying heavily on imagery and the use of abstract space, as seen in plans, maps and diagrams.
  interactive components  

Interactive components of a software program shown as a diagram.

creeping barrage  

Maintaining a sketch quality, this cutaway shows the design of a ported loudspeaker inside a telephone.

Client: Nortel Networks.


complexity matrix

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