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Information Design : Information Design - Robert Jacobson

Information Design

Information Design

By: Robert Jacobson (Editor), Richard Saul Wurman (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 25th August 2000
ISBN: 9780262600354
Number Of Pages: 373
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Late 1990s 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 pervasive and persuasive field.

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"A wonderful resource compendium on the diverse landscape ofinformation design. From theory to practice, the book is truly aneffort in the 'design of understanding'" Clement Mok , Chief Creative Officer, Sapient

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Introduction: Why Information Design Mattersp. 1
Theoretical Foundations of Information Designp. 11
Information Design: The Emergence of a New Professionp. 15
Chaos, Order, and Sense-Making: A Proposed Theory for Information Designp. 35
Human-Centered Designp. 59
Sign-Posting Information Designp. 83
The Practice of Information Designp. 99
The Uniqueness of Individual Perceptionp. 103
Information Design in Informal Settings: Museums and Other Public Spacesp. 131
Graphic Tools for Thinking, Planning, and Problem Solvingp. 193
Visual Design in Three Dimensionsp. 221
Collaborative Information Design: Seattle's Modern Odysseyp. 247
Designing for the Technologies of Informationp. 263
Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Designp. 267
Interactivity and Meaningp. 293
The Role of Ambiguity in Multimedia Experiencep. 301
Sculpting in Zeroes and Onesp. 317
Personal Reflections on the Development of Cyberspacep. 327
Epiloguep. 339
Rationalizing Information Representationp. 341
Contributorsp. 349
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ISBN: 9780262600354
ISBN-10: 0262600358
Series: Information Design
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 373
Published: 25th August 2000
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 20.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.83