Graphic design & communications lab

We care about design and communication stuff. This is a place where we test things, and make notes.

Gardening and watching things grow.

Curious about design

We do this because we’re curious about various online publishing tools and techniques and we care about user experience, readability, information architecture and accessibility.

Design and communications

External link icon shortcode preference

Jul 14, 20231 min read

There are a number of WordPress plugins that will allow you to apply external link icons automatically, but that’s not really my preference. I like to use an external link…

Divorce Party, by Lisa Baird

Jun 27, 20231 min read Watch more by Lisa Baird.

Comics creator Sam Hester: How visual storytelling creates better health care

Jun 18, 20231 min read

Sam Hester is a graphic recorder and comics creator in Calgary. This TED talk is a brilliant insight into the power of visual learning. Her diagrams and signs and comics…

Bad beliefs: Misinformation is factually wrong – but is it ethically wrong, too?

Apr 11, 20237 min read

The impact of disinformation and misinformation has become impossible to ignore. Whether it is denial about climate change, conspiracy theories about elections, or misinformation about vaccines, the pervasiveness of social media has given “alternative…