Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations
  • Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations
  • Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

by Isabel Meirelles
     
 


Design for Information provides a series of visualizations that are analyzed for their design principles and methods. This book provides critical and analytical tools that benefit the design process.See more details below

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Design for Information provides a series of visualizations that are analyzed for their design principles and methods. This book provides critical and analytical tools that benefit the design process.

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"Meirelles (Northeaster Univ.) has made an important contribution to the field of information design. In the 1980s and 1990s Edward Tufte wrote Visual Display of Quantitative Information (CH, Nov'83), Envisioning Information (CH, Nov'90, 28-1398), and Visual Explanations (CH, Jul'97, 34-6236). Not since Tufte's work has a book on information design promised such an advance. The key here is the careful classification of information into six kinds of "structures." These are reflected by the six chapter titles: "Hierarchical Structures: Trees"; "Relational Structures: Networks"; "Temporal Structures: Timelines and Flows"; "Spatial Structures: Maps"; "Spatio-Temporal Structures"; and "Textual Structures." Very well illustrated and well written, this book will probably become the benchmark for teaching information design. With an appendix, detailed bibliography, and comprehensive index, this is a key resource in the field. It also makes a contribution to general graphic design theory, as its structural classification can be extended to all kinds of visual communication. Summing Up: Essential." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592538065
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
289,936
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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