Sunday, November 26, 2006

Information Design

One of the hallmarks of the information age is the volume, rate and means by which we are confronted with data. And so, the need to present data in a way that it can be easily digested has also increased in importance. The adage a picture is worth a thousand words fits comfortably here. The aim is making information visible to support the communication goal.

Structuring information, sometimes called information architecture, is now a discipline under the big tent of Communication Design.

Edward Tufte in his book,"Envisioning Information" (1990), put forth a compelling case for efficient, coherent and effective ways of presenting information.

Envisioning Information

Review of Envisioning Information

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