Jessica Helfand

Recent articles by Jessica Helfand

Squaring the circle

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


Paper wheel charts suggest a new way to display complex information

First Things First Manifesto 2000

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


Thirty-three visual communicators renew the 1964 call for a change of priorities

The big reveal: theatrical typography

Issue 40, Summer 2001


Website choreography lets characters sing, dance and roll over, but you can learn several lessons…

The univernacular rules

Issue 34, Winter 1999


Contradiction and comformity

Because they’re big

Issue 36, Summer 2000


As big businesses get bigger and broader and more ubiquitous, their vision often becomes…

Television did it first

Issue 26, Autumn 1997


Ten myths and misconceptions about the so-called ‘new’ media

The myth of real time

Issue 22, Autumn 1996


In her first report, Eye’s new media columnist asks why, when it comes to time, we equate ‘real’…

Freedom in the graphic galaxy

Issue 39, Spring 2001


Minimalism. Maximalism. Chaos. Software advances plus a reconciliation of two strains of Modernism…

You are under our control

Issue 28, Summer 1998


Design, technology and psychology conspire to find new ways of teasing and fraying the passive…

Geometry is never wrong

Issue 24, Spring 1997


The ‘exact beauty’ of De Stijl could provide cyberspace with a new set of design co-ordinates.

Multiple choices

Issue 30, Winter 1998


All the news from every angle that fits your personal agenda: surfing the shlockwave of a…

We know who you are . . .

Issue 29, Autumn 1998


Media surveillance, statistics and the modern spectator

Screen manifesto special

Issue 38, Winter 2000


Me, the undersigned

White space, silent thoughts

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


Visual data is often all we need: sound can divert the mind from interpretation, from completing…