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Data visualisation: how can good design transform your data?

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A donut pie chart in the shape of an eye, showing answers to Design102’s survey question: what colour are your eyes? The chart is divided into four eye colours. Brown: 58.7%. Blue: 23.9%. Green: 13%. Hazel: 4.3%.

If your project involves large amounts of data, how you present that information is crucial for ensuring it’s clearly understood. Design102 explain why data visualisation is the design solution you need to make your data more vibrant, engaging and accessible.

Rebrand vs refresh: what’s right for your project?

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6 multi-coloured arrows forming circular shapes

Does your organisation’s image need updating, but you're unsure whether a simple refresh or total rebrand is required? Explore these helpful examples that explain the difference between rebranding and brand refreshes so you can figure out the best option for your project.

Want to capture your audience’s imagination? Try illustration!

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Text reading ‘The power of illustration’, surrounded by a selection of illustrations from Design102 projects, in a range of styles.

Illustrations can be really effective when you want to spark your audience’s imagination – which helps them understand and relate to your subject matter. Here we discuss this idea further and give our tips on creating powerful, imaginative and engaging illustrations.

Improve your communication. How to use insight and evaluation.

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How to use insight and evaluation to improve your communication

It’s more crucial than ever that government communications are evidence-based, effective and accurate. At Design102, our insight and evaluation analyst explains how you can use research and data to make this happen - no matter your project or budget.

With 5 category nominations, Design102 makes the shortlist

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Text reads ‘Shortlisted. Inside Out Awards 2020’ alongside a simple cartoon illustration of a hand with fingers crossed. The image uses Design102 brand colours – navy blue, a lighter blue tint and orange

The Inside Out Awards recognise outstanding in-house creative teams, so as the government’s in-house design service, we thought we’d enter some of our projects and people. Now the shortlist’s out, find out which awards we’re up for.