Information Design

Information Design

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by Robert Jacobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 026210069X

ISBN-13: 9780262100694

Pub. Date: 06/18/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

Information design is the newest of the design disciplines. As a sign of our times, when the crafting of messages and meaning is so central to our lives, information design is not only important—it is essential. Contemporary information designers seek to edify more than to persuade, to exchange more than to foist upon. With ever more powerful technologies of…  See more details below

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Information design is the newest of the design disciplines. As a sign of our times, when the crafting of messages and meaning is so central to our lives, information design is not only important—it is essential. Contemporary information designers seek to edify more than to persuade, to exchange more than to foist upon. With ever more powerful technologies of communication, we have learned that the issuer of designed information is as likely as the intended recipient to be changed by it, for better or worse.

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. They make recommendations and serve as guides to a still young but extraordinarily pervasive—and persuasive—field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262100694
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/18/1999
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Introduction: Why Information Design Matters1
ITheoretical Foundations of Information Design11
2Information Design: The Emergence of a New Profession15
3Chaos, Order, and Sense-Making: A Proposed Theory for Information Design35
4Human-Centered Design59
5Sign-Posting Information Design83
IIThe Practice of Information Design99
6The Uniqueness of Individual Perception103
7Information Design in Informal Settings: Museums and Other Public Spaces131
8Graphic Tools for Thinking, Planning, and Problem Solving193
9Visual Design in Three Dimensions221
10Collaborative Information Design: Seattle's Modern Odyssey247
IIIDesigning for the Technologies of Information263
11Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design267
12Interactivity and Meaning293
13The Role of Ambiguity in Multimedia Experience301
14Sculpting in Zeroes and Ones317
15Personal Reflections on the Development of Cyberspace327
Epilogue339
16Rationalizing Information Representation341
Contributors349

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Information Design 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is worth having on the shelf. It contains a lot of information about the structure, design, and content of web related material. Lots of backround material and case studies are included.