Maria da Gandra
Maria da Gandra studied Graphic Design at the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff. She undertook her MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2004, where she also taught for five years. Maria currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK.
Monday 7 April: Crossing boundaries in information design
Session 4Presenting with Maaike van Neck
Informform – a platform and publication series
We will discuss the benefits and the opportunities created through the platform and publication series titled InformForm. InformForm examines how we generate, understand, organise and give shape to data and information. It has launched annual student live briefs since 2012.
InformForm is a guide for students, as well as a reference for tutors. It is to be used alongside other relevant literature, journals and online resources. It encourages reflective methods of understanding and process in a learning (academic) environment. Information design is a field of study as well as a vocation. For it to be of reference it needs to be knowledge driven, useful and accessible to a wide user range, especially in today’s overwhelming ocean of information.