posts tagged ‘Readability

Design For Care

By James Caldwell | Published: July 2nd, 2014

Last year I had an opportunity to work with Peter Jones on a ground breaking book about approaching health care with a human-centered design approach. Many of the methodologies introduced new tools and techniques that would easily improve the lives of patients, allowing them more participation and better interactions with their caregivers and doctors. The book I am referring to is called Design For Care – Innovating Healthcare Experience by Peter H. Jones.

Design For Care

Design For Care


A layout and design critique

By James Caldwell | Published: April 27th, 2012

I have never included anyone else’s thoughts on 418QE before but after reading my very good friend and mentor Keith Branscombe’s rant, I could hardly resist. I asked him if I could publish it. His ‘rant’ makes some obviously valid points and it is certainly food for thought – enjoy!

Charter Clip Art

Charter Clip Art

It has to be Readable

By James Caldwell | Published: February 11th, 2011

There are so many key phrases in the design industry and for the last decade the technology industry has supplied the design industry with even more jargon. We now talk about sustainability, ROI, stakeholders, experiential design and usability as we have evolved from paper, to screen, to multitouch to gestural… and the list keeps growing. But every time I sit down with clients I try and take them back to the core purpose of having empathy with their audience and making sure that their message is eminently readable.

Readability

An exercise in readability.

BookCamp Toronto 2010

By James Caldwell | Published: May 17th, 2010

My initial thoughts about the day were: “Okay so it is supposed to be the first nice day this week and I am going to BookCamp Toronto 2010 to sit inside Robarts Library all day and listen to and participate in various discussions.” I was conflicted, I really needed a sunny day and I wanted to be outside but thankfully the weather wasn’t nice this day as it turned out to be overcast and even threatened to rain.

Welcome to BoockCamp 2010

Welcome to BoockCamp Toronto 2010

Bookcamp Toronto 2009

By James Caldwell | Published: June 9th, 2009

On Saturday June 6th of this year Bookcamp Toronto was held at the University of Toronto. It was the first time it was held and I believe the event surpassed the organizer’s expectations. They put on a wonderful event, brought in great speakers and were even able to provide everyone with a great free lunch, which was donated by Booknet Canada.

The Future of Newspapers

By James Caldwell | Published: February 23rd, 2009

I recently sat down with Gary who was writing his graduating thesis on the topic of newspapers. Because of my background in traditional and online news media he wanted to pick my brain about what I thought were the real issues concerning the future of the medium. This topic is of great interest to me considering I am also participating in a research group that is trying to define the future of the book.

For the love of news on paper

For the love of news on paper

Reading the Future

By James Caldwell | Published: February 3rd, 2009

Last week I participated in a sLab Exploration session identified as ‘The Smartbook Project: Rethinking the Book’ at the Ontario College of Art and Design. In attendance were a diverse crowd of people, from students, librarians (information sciences) and user interface specialists to a physics professor from the University of Toronto. And within the hours that followed, this group partook in an intriguing exploration into what might end up being the future of the book.

Paperless reading

Paperless reading