This week we’re exploring information design with Bob Swinehart. Today we talked broadly about information design, and defined it as designing to help people understand information. And while that makes sense, it also has the feel of defining interaction design as “designing for interaction.” Though I do like the simplicity of both.

Our project for this week is to redesign the U.S. Post Service mail-in change of address form. This is a project that Bob has actually already undertaken. Our effort is purely educational.

We were put in groups of four or five. And tomorrow each group will find subjects on the street for user testing of the current form so that we can discover common flaws. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?