How law and design differ – and how they are alike

Design vs. law? Design takes a user-centred (or human-centred) approach that is different from law. Human-centred design is about investigating human problems and coming up with human solutions. So how is this different from law? That’s what we’ll explore in this post. Reimagining law Legal design aims to reimagine how legal services and the legal […]

Transforming legal literature with Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

Sharing our design decisions Have you wondered where a legal design project starts, how design decisions are made, and when a project is finished? Let me walk you through one of my recent projects for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory The Netherlands.    About Wolters Kluwer and the Groene Serie Wolters Kluwer is a major […]

How sensitivity makes you a better lawyer

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It can be easy to forget that every dispute, every legal issue, even the most professional, is about people. I’ve seen experienced directors, managers, and in-house counsel suffer enormously because of the stress and responsibility that came with dealing with a dispute or other legal problem. That’s why I believe being sensitive to people’s needs is one of the most important qualities you can have as a lawyer. One of my strong qualities as a lawyer was my sensitivity, although I would never have described it as such. Being sensitive doesn’t sound cool, professional, or hardcore, does it? So why would you claim you’re a sensitive lawyer?

My legal information design process step-by-step

The who, what, when and how Each type of design project requires different methods. And different designers have differenct methods. I will take you through each step of my information design process. For most of my clients, the project we’re about to start is their first legal design project. So I make an effort to […]