Author: Robert Jacobson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600354

Category: Art

Page: 357

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This study of the newest of the design disciplines, contributors to this book offer visions of how information design can be practiced diligently and ethically. Illustrations.
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Author: Nadine Mattes

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638439178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 1988

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften, Informationsmanagement, Note: 2,3, Universität des Saarlandes (Fachbereich Informationswissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Methoden der Informationsarbeit, 19 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In den letzten Jahren tauchten Informationsdesign und Informationsarchitektur als neue Begriffe und Tätigkeitsfelder vor allem in Verbindung mit dem WWW auf. Über die Bedeutung der Begriffe und ihr Verhältnis zueinander herrscht jedoch oft Unklarheit. Manche Autoren verwenden beide Begriffe synonym. Definitionen sind je nach Hintergrund der Verfasser unterschiedlich. In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll nun zunächst ein Überblick über beide Disziplinen gegeben werden: Worum handelt es sich bei Informationsdesign/ bzw. Informationsarchitektur? Wozu sind sie überhaupt notwendig? Welches sind ihre Aufgaben? Schließlich soll in einer Gegenüberstellung geklärt werden ob und wie Informationsdesign und Informationsarchitektur zusammenhängen. Außerdem werden Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede aufgezeigt.
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An Introduction

Author: Rune Pettersson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027232038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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The goal of communication-oriented design of messages should always be clarity of communication. In information design the task of the sender is actually not completed until the receivers have received and understood the intended messages. Information Design – An introduction includes chapters explaining verbo-visual communication, information and message design principles, design processes, and design tools. These chapters can be seen as a general framework for production of information and learning materials. Based on theories for verbo-visual communication this book presents several practial guidelines for the use of text, symbols, visuals, typography, and layout in information and learning materials. Rune Pettersson is Professor of Information Design at the Department of Innovation, Design and Product Development (IDP) at Mälardalen University in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
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Recent Projects

Author: Institute for Information Design (Japan)

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 3764371218

Category: Architecture

Page: 307

View: 4939

Informationsdesign ist ein zentrales Instrument zur Lösung von Kommunikationsaufgaben und Anwendungsbereich zahlreicher verfügbarer Medien: Druck- und elektronische Medien, architektonische Elemente und Multimedia. Das Buch stellt rund 70 erfolgreiche Konzepte zur strategischen Aufbereitung, Präsentation und Strukturierung von Informationen dar, gegliedert nach Kategorien der zu vermittelnden Inhalte: Corporate Communication, Produkte/Dienstleistungen, Leitsysteme/ Wegführungen, Methoden/Instrumente und Bildung/Wissenschaft/Forschung.
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Author: Wibke Weber

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540698183

Category: Computers

Page: 556

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Dieses Kompendium bietet die umfassende Einführung in Theorie, Geschichte und Praxis des Informationsdesigns. Verständlich und anschaulich beschreiben die Autoren dessen Grundpfeiler - von Textdesign und Signaletik bis hin zu Informationsvisualisierung und -didaktik. Begriffsdefinitionen, Tipps sowie Fallbeispiele aus der Praxis empfehlen dieses Buch für Praktiker, Studierende und Dozenten. Die digitale Informationsverarbeitung vervielfachte die Möglichkeiten der Informationsdarstellung. Die Autoren beschreiben welche Design-Disziplinen dabei eine Rolle spielen und erläutern die Schnittstellen, z.B. zu Usability oder Informationsarchitektur.
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Graphic Approaches, Solutions, and Inspiration + 30 Case Studies

Author: Kim Baer,Jill Vacarra

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1592534104


Page: 239

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Currently there is nothing as comprehensive about this topic available. This new volume takes a methodical yet comprehensive approach to conveying the fundamentals of avant-garde, innovative, information design by examining history, theory, criticism, technology and media, process, method, and practice. Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, readers will get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information design to effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. The back half of the book contains a wide range of case studies from design firms around the world so designers can see the techniques previously outlined in the first half of the book. The author critiques and explains why the design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?).
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Author: Ronnie Lipton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118034236

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 9144

The definitive, behind-the-scenes guide to mastering informationdesign Finally, in one usable format, here's your single-volume resourcefor designing clear projects that really work for your audience.The Practical Guide to Information Design provides all the tools,resources, and best practices that designers need to create highlysuccessful print and digital information design projects. A brilliant combination of practice and theory, this highly visualbook covers the principles of design, perception, and usability,complete with step-by-step examples that feature the work oftoday's leading professionals. Comprehensively illustrated withhundreds of valuable graphs, maps, tables, line drawings, andphotos, The Practical Guide to Information Design features: * Complete descriptions and comparisons of various formats * A range of helpful exercises to reinforce covered material * Handy summary boxes, bulleted lists, captions, and examples * A wealth of useful resources for professionals and students
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Information Design in Technical Communication

Author: Michael J. Albers,Mary Beth Mazur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135637512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Information design is an emerging area in technical communication, garnering increased attention in recent times as more information is presented through both old and new media. In this volume, editors Michael J. Albers and Beth Mazur bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the issues facing those in this exciting new field. Treating information as it applies to technical communication, with a special emphasis on computer-centric industries, this volume delves into the role of information design in assisting with concepts, such as usability, documenting procedures, and designing for users. Influential members in the technical communication field examine such issues as the application of information design in structuring technical material; innovative ways of integrating information design within development methodologies and social aspects of the workplace; and theoretical approaches that include a practical application of information design, emphasizing the intersection of information design theories and workplace reality. This collection approaches information design from the language-based technical communication side, emphasizing the role of content as it relates to complexity in information design. As such, it treats as paramount the rhetorical and contextual strategies required for the effective design and transmission of information. Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Communication explores both theoretical perspectives, as well as the practicalities of information design in areas relevant to technical communicators. This integration of theoretical and applied components make it a practical resource for students, educators, academic researchers, and practitioners in the technical communication and information design fields.
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the design and evaluation of signs and printed material

Author: R. S. Easterby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 588

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Theory and method in design evaluation; Design parameters; Applications: sign systems; Applications: road traffic signs; Applications: consumer/safety signs; Applications: printed material.
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Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design

Author: Joel Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420098

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 9818

"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundredsof examples of work by those who favor the communication ofinformation over style and academic postulation—and those whodon't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thoroughreading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. Isuggest you do the same." —Richard Saul Wurman "This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime exampleof the effective presentation of complex visual information." —eg magazine "It is a dream book, we were waiting for…on the field ofinformation. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledgethis is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy tofollow…" —Krzysztof Lenk, author of Mapping Websites:Digital Media Design "Making complicated information understandable is becoming thecrucial task facing designers in the 21st century. WithDesigning Information, Joel Katz has created what willsurely be an indispensable textbook on the subject." —Michael Bierut "Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say thatthis is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligenttext, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulationsto Joel." —Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened: A Storyof Rediscovery Designing Information shows designers in all fields -from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how todesign complex data and information for meaning, relevance, andclarity. Written by a worldwide authority on the visualization ofcomplex information, this full-color, heavily illustrated guideprovides real-life problems and examples as well as hypotheticaland historical examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmaticaspects of human factors-driven information design. Both successfuland failed design examples are included to help readers understandthe principles under discussion.
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On Information Design

Author: Steven Heller,Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Jorge Pinto Books Inc.

ISBN: 097747240X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 121

View: 2650

In the mid-1970s Holmes introduced an array of inventive new pictograms and ways to use them as key graphic elements in what he dubbed "explanation graphics" which triggered what became "information design" in magazines, newspapers, and other media.
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Research and Practice

Author: Alison Black,Paul Luna,Ole Lund,Sue Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317125282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 766

View: 7760

Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding.
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An Introduction to Information Design

Author: Paul Mijksenaar

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064503030

Category: Cartography

Page: 56

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the knowledge architect's toolkit

Author: Graziella Tonfoni

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 8701

Through the progressive building and exploration of consistently designed and complex metaphors, the reader is led to understand the building principles upon which the construction of multimedia forms is based.
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Varieties on Recent Research

Author: Saul Carliner,Jan Piet Verkens,Cathy de Waele

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 9191

Outcomes of the Information Design Conference, held in Jan. 2004 at the University of Tilburg.
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Visuals, Text and Ethics

Author: Nicole Amare,Alan Manning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351868934

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 1306

Communicative visuals, including written text, have a diverse range of forms and purposes. In this volume, the authors show that it is possible to both describe and explain the major properties of diverse visual-communication forms and purposes within a common theoretical framework of information design and ethics. For those unaccustomed to thinking of written text as a visual form belonging to the same general class as other visual forms (colour, texture, shape, imagery, etc.), consider how a text's readability suffers if we remove all white space and punctuation, which can be identified as visual signals of the same subtype as grid lines and bullet points, dividing and calling attention to adjacent information. The authors identify deep connections between foundational visual design elements and the grammar of language itself. No physicist or chemist today questions the value of a single theory that describes and explains a wide variety of phenomena, but oddly enough, the authors have frequently been asked why they are interested in advancing a unified theory of visual communication. The simplest answer is: to treat visual communication as a science, and seeking unified theories is just what science does. In more practical terms, a unified approach to visual communication allows us to teach visual design students relatively few things that will enable them to do relatively many things.
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A User-Oriented Practical Guide

Author: Mary Rice-Lively,Hsin-Liang Chen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 6946

Developers of digital media require new skills in information design. Information designers developing web sites, software or online system interfaces, games and other digital media often overlook critical steps to ensure the usability of their product. Scenarios and Information Design introduces readers to both the theory and practice of the use of scenarios to create usable information spaces. Through practical applications, such as step-by-step guidelines for scenario development and case studies with analysis tools, the book outlines crucial steps to develop user and use scenarios to achieve competencies for and tools to implement prescribed tasks for user-oriented information design. Provides practical applications for theoretical concepts Illustrates concepts with case studies Reinforces content with end of chapter exercises
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in acht Lektionen zum Erfolg

Author: David Dabner,Sheena Calvert,Anoki Casey

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830713851


Page: 192

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Author: Rod Shaw

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 090605592X

Category: Distance education

Page: 190

View: 8362

This book presents an investigation by research into the ways in which distance learning is affected by the physical design of printed study materials. In particular, it examines the use of engineering drawing systems for illustrated, instructional texts concerned with technical aspects of infrastructure development. Part I comprises a review of literature on learning and adult education; international development and distance learning; information design for self-instruction; and research into illustration, with particular reference to the visual perception of engineering drawings and the implications for their cross-cultural use. Part II presents questions and hypotheses which emerged from the literature review. It also presents the research methodology designed to test comprehension of engineering drawing systems, along with the results of tests undertaken by five adult learning groups selected from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate populations. Part II concludes with an analysis and discussion of the results of these tests. Part III presents the conclusions drawn from both the literature review and from the analysis of the research results.It concludes with proposals for further study.
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