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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 communicati ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published August 25th 2000 by Mit Press
(first published June 18th 1999)
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This book serves as a wonderful introduction to information design studies. I read this book as a doctoral student in a class entitled "Information Design." Having little exposure the field beforehand, I was hooked after reading some of the articles in this book. The book's greatest strength is that it draws from scholarship within and without academia. Topics cover a wide range of information design principles and include articles on wayfinding, museum design, video games, interactive media, se ...more
Offers visions of how information design can be practiced ethically and diligently, to the mutual benefit of consumers and producers. Presents various methods that seem effective, such as sense-making and way-finding, and serves as a guide to this...