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Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Rockport Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Tamara
Feb 04, 2010 Tamara rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, web, work
A great book to study if you're looking to display data in a creative way, such as for an annual report or museum exhibit. However, not nearly as useful in web world...
Christian
Mar 22, 2012 Christian rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
I found this book to be rather disappointing. It covered good principles, and the examples were useful to have, but the analysis of the examples was extremely weak. More detailed analysis that extended beyond the caption would have helped me understand why the author was using it as an example, especially on those examples that I didn't think supported the claim she was making.

Also, the book just ended. No conclusion. That was . . . odd.

This book also highlighted an issue that authors (especiall
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Angela
Jul 13, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
This book was a quick flip considering images took up the majority of each page. I really enjoyed the section on data displays (page 144) and visualization of information (page 150). Some of the written information was useful but I found the font size to be a bit small. Overall a good read, especially if you are in a visual field.
Nathalie
Jun 12, 2015 Nathalie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, design
how did I forget to update this...I finished months ago, just before it was due back at the library #panicreading
I didn't enjoy reading it as much as other books on graphic design. The copy I had was printed on huge pages, with comparatively tiny type, which made it quite difficult to read
Sarah
Feb 01, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
This look at design principles was quite clear and interesting. I liked the use of multiple examples of each principle of design. It was easy for a novice to understand!
Felicity
Nov 21, 2009 Felicity rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: graphic designers, presenters
Recommended to Felicity by: Stephen Few review
Important book for learning about how people understand graphics. Lots of varied examples, nicely designed and well-written.
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