By Design or by Disaster

Lisa Borgenheimer

Lisa Borgenheimer is born in Augsburg 1990. She graduated the B. A. in Communication Design 2012 and M. A. in Interactive Media Systems 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences.
She did many freelance work for several agencies, newspapers, magazines, (among others for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, ZEIT ONLINE, magazine 137.5, etc.) and collaborative projects in the field of information design.
During her study she won awards for her information graphics (european student award, fresh infographics award, malofiej award, etc.). She has been a member of the research projects “e-transform” and “data visualization for Lechwerke AG (LEW)” at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, as information design professional. In summer 2015 she worked as a lecturer in information design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg.
Master in Eco-Social Design | WS15/16

Information Design

Information Design is a process-orientated design discipline, which aims to visualize data, structure complex issues and share knowledge with users. Informationdesign is published on analog and digital media and can be used in a static or interactive way. Three basic visualizations divide the huge field of informationdesign: object-graphic, data-graphic, spatialgraphic and contain different visualization aspects.
Shortlist of the teaching topics: Basics and aspects of information design, iconography and semantics, narrative structures and story telling, different visualizations, analog and digital design.


Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady: The Information Design Handbook; North Light Books, 2008
Alberto Cairo: The Functional Art (Voices that Matter); Pearson Education (US), 2012
Edward R. Tufte: Envisioning Information; Graphics Press, 1990 (first Edition)

Interesting questions / statements

The economic system in the industrialised capitalistic countries including the way of producing and consuming food is not sustainable.

Why do we buy which food – what are our action principles?

What are the impediments for a change towards a (food-)lifestyle which fits to the regenerative processes of nature – and which enables a fair price for the producers?