Information Design

Information Design

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Information Design

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.

ContributorsElizabeth Andersen, Judy Anderson, Simon Birrell, Mike Cooley, Brenda Dervin, Jim Gasperini, Yvonne M. Hansen, Steve Holtzman, Robert E. Horn, Robert Jacobson, John Krygier, Sheryl Macy, Romedi Passini, Jef Raskin, Chandler Screven, Nathan Shedroff, Hal Thwaites, Roger Whitehouse

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262600354
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/25/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 373
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Richard Saul Wurman
1 Introduction: Why Information Design Matters
Robert Jacobson
I Theoretical Foundations of Information Design
2 Information Design: The Emergence of a New
Robert E. Horn
3 Chaos, Order, and SenseMaking: A Proposed Theory for
Information Design
Brenda Dervin
4 HumanCentered Design
Mike Cooley
5 SignPosting Information Design
Romedi Passini
II The Practice of Information Design
6 The Uniqueness of Individual Perception
Roger Whitehouse
7 Information Design in Informal Settings: Museums and
Other Public Spaces
C. G. Screven
8 Graphic Tools for Thinking, Planning, and Problem
Yvonne M. Hansen
9 Visual Design in Three Dimensions
Hal Thwaites
10 Collaborative Informaiton Design: Seattle's Modern
Judy Anderson
III Designing for the Technologies of Information
11 Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field
Theory of Design
Nathan Shedroff
12 Interactivity and Meaning
Sheryl Macy, Elizabeth Anderson, and John Krygier
13 The Role of Ambiguity in Multimedia EXperience
Jim Gasperini
14 Sculpting in Zeros and Ones
Steve Holtzman
15 Personal Reflections on the Development of
Simon Birrell
16 Rationalizing Information Representation
Jef Raskin

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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.