Research is an invaluable part of the design process. So today I'm dedicating some time to it. Research into design is the act of gathering information, ideas and images that help to establish the context of a project. It informs, inspires and determines the quality of design output. For example, during research for Change Lives South East Asia we studied up on the work of Japanese designer Tadanori Yokoo. His influence upon the outcome was significant. Inspiration was drawn from the way he approached framing, collage, colour, typography, iconography, scale, mixing the old with the new, as well as the manner in which he employed both chaos and order. Check out his work below.