Working with the Financial Times and Nikkei

We are currently working on a project with the Financial Times and Nikkei.   We cannot say much about the nature of the work at the moment, but it is great to build on our expertise in finance to work … Read More

New project in healthcare: Future Pharmacy

We’ve started working with the team at Future Pharmacy to define their next generation of products. One of our aims this year was to start doing more work in healthcare and this is a great addition to work for Nature … Read More

Data and AI: How healthcare should use it (or, Florence and the machine)

After the flood director Max Gadney wrote the below article for The Huffington Post on November 18. You can read the article here. // Health services around the world are stretched. Austerity economies have squeezed public health services while private … Read More

Digital Arts: How to design using data better

After the flood founder, Max Gadney wrote the below article for Digital Arts on October 4. You can read the article here. // Infographics are failing us—as we need to add meaning to data rather than just order or simplicity, … Read More

After the Flood speaking at GIANT Health

We’ll be talking at the GIANT health event on November 16th-18th  in London. UK. We’ll be looking at how healthcare can use design and data for a better patient experience. The talk is called “Florence Nightingale and Artificial Intelligence: What … Read More

The Design of Good Talks

As you may be aware, we have recently relaunched our Design of Understanding event as a new quarterly series. This has got us thinking about the structure and system of a good talk. It is the conference organiser’s job to … Read More

What is the Design of Understanding?

We’re reinventing our Design of Understanding conference as a quarterly event. The Design of Understanding conference initially ran from 2011 to 2014 as a one-day event celebrating design and related areas. We discussed subjects broaching statistical literacy, linguistic ethnography, cyber security, … Read More

After the Flood speaking at UCD 2016

Max Gadney, Director, After the Flood will be speaking at UCD 2016 this October. Max will be speaking on Making Sense of Systems – how system illiteracy is a massive threat to our age and how designers can help. Max will draw … Read More

What Alan Moore and the red thread can teach us about information design

In addition to running After the flood, I am writing a comic. To make a successful comic, the very first stage – before any thinking on form-thinking – needs to be a careful process of planning the  purpose and motivation … Read More

One for the books: information design in the real world

We want to talk about book spine design. Why? You may consider this an ultimately ignorable element of the book creation process, but at After the flood we’re focused on the details. Behind every design choice there should be a … Read More