Blog: My latest design thinking

Principles of Designing Information Experiences

11 June 2018

I co-wrote this blog post with Simon Hazelwood-Smith while working at Science Practice. It’s a write-up from a talk we gave in 2018 discussing some of the design principles we used in our BioDesign team when working on client projects.

Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 3

21 January 2015

This is the last post from my series about communicating with extraterrestrial intelligence. In this post, I discuss my master’s thesis, which I presented at the Communicating Across the Cosmos workshop organised by the SETI Institute.

Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 2

7 January 2015

In this second instalment in my series about communication with extraterrestrial intelligence, I summarise the discussion that I participated in at the Communicating Across the Cosmos workshop organised by the SETI Institute in 2014.

Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 1

6 November 2014

This is the first post from a series about communication with extraterrestrial intelligence that I wrote at Science Practice. In this part, I discuss the historical context for sending messages into the cosmos and a possible way forward.

Sequence Bundles: a novel method for visualising, discovering and exploring sequence motifs

24 August 2014

Having presented Sequence Bundles at the IEEEVis 2013 conference, I co-wrote this peer-reviewed article introducing our new visualisation method to the bioinformatics community.

Rudiments of Visual Design for Data Explorers

30 January 2013

After running my first Visual Design for Data Explorers workshop, I was asked to publish a write-up in Parsons Journal for Information Mapping. I discuss selected elements and properties of the visual language that should be considered when designing data visualisations.