Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Information Graphics Workshop in Spain

I am spending a few days in Spain as an instructor in the 'Show Don't Tell!' information graphics workshop, and as a speaker at the Malofiej 20 International Infographics Summit (see the impressive program). Both take place this week in the School of Communication of the University of Navarra, Spain.

I am currently working with my colleagues and friends John Grimwade (graphics director at Condé Nast Traveler magazine), Juan Velasco (graphics director at National Geographic magazine) and Geoff McGhee (Stanford University), and a group of 20 students/professionals from all around the world. You can see the details of the projects they're developing here.

Here you have some pictures I shot a few minutes ago. Notice the beautiful sketches, and the tons of pens and paper on the tables. This is what the 'Show Don't Tell' workshop is about: planning, drawing, thinking, and sharing ideas before you even touch a computer keyboard.

Participants in the workshops use computers but, first of all, they use pencils and crayons to sketch ideas out

Three pictures of groups doing some brainstorming

These are nice drawings, aren't they?