Webinar: The top ten ways to enhance your information with graphics

In advance of his in-person seminar and workshop at TechCommNZ Collaborate 2017, Patrick Hofmann will present a one-hour webinar. He'll enthusiastically dispense his favourite tips and tricks on introducing images to make your information easier to scan, and visualising your information to make it easier to read and digest.

Through his years of usability research on visual information and his last decade of designing Google Maps, he'll also candidly share common traps and pitfalls in visual communication.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 1st March from 3:00-4:00pm NZ time, (1:00-2:00pm AEST)


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members (and affiliates: ASTC, NZATD, PRINZ) - free
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Non-members - $40 +GST

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About Patrick

Patrick Hofmann is full of diverse surprises: he is a triplet, grew up on a pig farm with his Swiss family near Toronto, Canada, and was the conductor of a Swiss oompah band for five years.

His design career perhaps started when he was only 15, as the editorial cartoonist and graphic layout artist for his local newspaper. Graduating from the University of Waterloo in English Rhetoric and Professional Writing (RPW) in 1994, he applied his academic and co-op experiences to challenge the field of technical communication. Even before graduating, he helped pioneer a revolution in wordless communication, transforming traditionally wordy instruction manuals and user interfaces into intuitive illustrations, pictograms and icons for a global audience.

As a decade-long designer at Quarry Integrated Communications, Patrick's visual innovations and usability insights impacted companies worldwide, including Hewlett-Packard, FedEx, Philips, Logitech, Blackberry and Nokia.

For nine years and counting, Patrick has been a leading User Experience Designer at Google, heading the Google Maps team in Sydney, Australia.

Despite his busy schedule, Patrick continues to be a willing and selfless volunteer: mentoring and speaking with students and companies around the world – helping build their design and analysis skills in user experience and beyond.

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