Practical Guide to Information Design / Edition 1

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Overview

Finally, in one usable format, here's your single-volume resource for 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 highly successful print and digital information design projects.

A brilliant combination of practice and theory, this highly visual book covers the principles of design, perception, and usability, complete with step-by-step examples that feature the work of today's leading professionals. Comprehensively illustrated with hundreds of valuable graphs, maps, tables, line drawings, and photos, 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.

About the Author:
Ronnie Lipton has taught journalism in George Washington University's Publication Specialist Program and graphic design at the University of Maryland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471662952
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Audience: Identifying the Audience     13
How humans (almost) universally perceive     15
Usability and how to achieve it     37
Word design: How to Design Understandably     89
How to work with type and layout     91
How to write clearly     141
How to use color meaningfully     153
Picture design: How to Design Meaningful Graphics     169
How to make pictures that inform     171
Design, label, and caption diagrams clearly     179
Clear forms improve users' experience     207
How to help people find their way clearly     217
Bibliography/resources     243
Index     251
About the author     264
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