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The information design handbook

Author: Jennifer Visocky O'Grady; Kenneth Visocky O'Grady
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : How Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Crammed with essential design principles and trouble-shooting tips, it provides you with all the keys to creating effective information graphics for every application whether intended to guide the user around a document, help them plan their lives, or direct them around a physical environment. It also looks at how to integrate different types of information design into an overall scheme, be that for transport  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Visocky O'Grady; Kenneth Visocky O'Grady
ISBN: 9781600610486 160061048X
OCLC Number: 192079576
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1. Overview : A need for information design : Globalization through technology ; Spending more time at work ; More media, more messages ; The value of design --
Information design defined : The designer's perspective ; Common information design artifacts ; User-centered design ; ISO 13407: human-centered design model --
ID history: innovation & impact : Cave paintings and petroglyphs ; Pictographic writing ; Early cartography ; Charts and graphs ; ISOTYPE ; Guides for structuring information ; The interactive exhibit ; The Pioneer plague ; The visible language workshop ; The first website --
Section 2. Principles : Cognitive principles for ID : Learning styles ; Cognitive processes ; Memory ; Perception and discernment ; Wayfinding ; Information overload --
Communication principles for ID : Organization ; AIDA ; LATCH ; Inverted pyramid writing ; Familiarity ; Principle of least effort ; Uncertainty reduction theory ; Literacy --
Aesthetic principles for ID : Structure ; Grid systems ; Hierarchy ; Legibility ; Color ; Contrast ; Typography --
Section 3. Case studies : Case studies: locate : Adams + Associates Design Consultants, Inc. ; Justice Mapping Center (JMC) & Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) at Columbia University ; Kick Design, Inc. ; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) ; Pentagram Design ; Sussman/Prejza & Co. Inc. --
Case studies: perform : AdamsMorioka ; Meeker & Associates Terminal Design ; Pentagram Design ; Read Regular ; Satellite Design ; Scheme, Ltd. ; Studio Panepinto, LLC ; Ultimate Symbol --
Case studies: understand : C & G Partners ; Chopping Block ; Design Council ; Drake Exhibits ; Explanation Graphics ; Futurefarmers ; Inaria Brand Design Consultants ; Jazz at Lincoln Center in-house design ; Andreas Koller and Philipp Steinweber ; LA ink ; Nobel Web ; Number 27 ; Sooy & Co. ; TesisDG ; White Rhino --
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Responsibility: Jenn + Ken Visocky O'Grady.

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"Crammed with essential design principles and trouble-shooting tips, it provides you with all the keys to creating effective information graphics for every application whether intended to guide the user around a document, help them plan their lives, or direct them around a physical environment. It also looks at how to integrate different types of information design into an overall scheme, be that for transport networks, public-sector organizations, or retail companies."--Jacket.

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