Blog: My latest design thinking

Principles of Designing Information Experiences

Article 6   •   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

Article 5   •   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

Article 4   •   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

Article 3   •   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

Article 2   •   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

Article 1   •   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.