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Information design

Author: Robert E Jacobson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The contributors to this book are both cautionary and hopeful as they offer visions of how information design can be practiced diligently and ethically, for the benefit of information consumers as well as producers. They present various methods that seem to work, such as sense-making and way-finding."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Jacobson
ISBN: 026210069X 9780262100694 0262600358 9780262600354
OCLC Number: 463307455
Description: xvi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard Saul Wurman --
Preface --
Introduction: why information design matters / Robert Jacobson --
pt. 1. Theoretical foundations of information design. Information design: the emergence of a new profession / Robert E. Horn. Chaos, order, and sense-making: a proposed theory for information design / Brenda Dervin. Human-centered design / Mike Cooley. Sign-posting information design / Romedi Passini --
pt. 2. The practice of information design. The uniqueness of individual perception / Roger Whitehouse. Information design in informal settings: museums and other public spaces / C.G. Screven. Graphic tools for thinking, planning, and problem solving / Yvonne M. Hansen. Visual design in three dimensions / Hal Thwaites. Collaborative information design: Seattle's modern odyssey / Judy Anderson --
pt. 3. Designing for the technologies of information. Information interaction design: a unified fiel theory of design / Nathan Shedroff. Interactivity and meaning / Sheryl Macy, Elizabeth Andersen, and John Krygier. The role of ambiguity in multimedia experience / Jim Gasperini. Sculpting in zeroes and ones / Steve Holtzman. Personal reflections on the development of cyberspace / Simon Birrell --
Epilogue. Rationalizing information representation / Jef Raskin.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Jacobson.

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"The contributors to this book are both cautionary and hopeful as they offer visions of how information design can be practiced diligently and ethically, for the benefit of information consumers as well as producers. They present various methods that seem to work, such as sense-making and way-finding."--Jacket.

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