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An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison

Label
An introduction to information design
Title
An introduction to information design
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Title variation
Information design
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Information design is the visualization of information through graphic design. This invaluable guide provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction to the general principles of information design. With chapters on understanding the audience, structure, legibility and readability, selection of media, experimentation and multi-platform delivery, An Introduction to Information Design gives a complete overview of this fundamental aspect of visual communication. Fully illustrated case studies from leading designers provide professional insight into the challenges involved in creating information design for print, interactive and environmental media. Practical exercises and tips enable the reader to put this learning into practice
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Coates, Kathryn
Dewey number
741.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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Ellison, Andy
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  • Graphic design (Typography)
  • Graphic arts
  • Commercial art
  • Visual communication
Target audience
adult
Label
An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: page 205
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
  • Contents note continued: Legibility, readability and contrast -- Weight, size and scale -- Typographic elements -- Glossary of typographical terms -- Graphic elements -- Imagery -- Hints and Tips: Visibility and contrast -- Hints and Tips: Colour-coding -- Hints and Tips: Choice of typeface, weight and scale -- Case study: Illustration in information design -- Case study: Graphics in information design -- 5.Realizing the design through appropriate media -- Explanation of media -- Choosing appropriate media -- The difference between print and digital -- Designing for different digital platforms -- Computer data visualization -- Exhibition design and design for the environment -- Hints and Tips: Knowing the possibilities of media -- Case study: Maintaining a brand's visual identity across different media -- 6.Experimentation and inspiration for the design process -- Why is experimentation and inspiration important? -- Lateral thinking -- Inspiration for design --
  • Contents note continued: Editing data for inspiration -- The importance of trying out ideas -- Hints and Tips: Taking inspiration from the world around you -- Case study: Inspiration for the design process -- Case study: Visual mapping -- 7.Information design in practice: print, interactive and environmental -- Design outcomes -- Routes for print-based information design -- Case studies: Print-based information design -- Routes for interactive information design -- Case study: Interactive information design -- Routes for environmental information design -- Case studies: Environmental information design -- 8.Information design in practice: multi-platform delivery -- Using multiple platforms -- Case study: Interactive exhibition design -- Case study: Environmental and interactive wayfinding
  • Contents note: 1.What is information design? -- Definitions of information design -- A brief history of information design -- Why is information design necessary? -- What are the different types of information design? -- 2.Information design for specific audiences -- Identifying the audience and their needs -- Defining the audience -- Activity: How to identify your audience -- Internationalism -- Inclusivity -- Visual impairment -- Hints and Tips: Designing for visual impairment -- Case study: Designing for a target audience -- children -- 3.Structuring information -- Grids -- Hierarchy of information -- Dynamic composition and gesture -- Sequence of information -- Hints and Tips: Organizing information -- Hints and Tips: Using a grid -- Hints and Tips: Setting up the grid -- Case study: Grid structure and hierarchy -- 4.Legibility and readability -- Understanding legibility and readability -- Readability: colour, tint and tone --
Control code
000052696693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781780673387
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: page 205
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
  • Contents note continued: Legibility, readability and contrast -- Weight, size and scale -- Typographic elements -- Glossary of typographical terms -- Graphic elements -- Imagery -- Hints and Tips: Visibility and contrast -- Hints and Tips: Colour-coding -- Hints and Tips: Choice of typeface, weight and scale -- Case study: Illustration in information design -- Case study: Graphics in information design -- 5.Realizing the design through appropriate media -- Explanation of media -- Choosing appropriate media -- The difference between print and digital -- Designing for different digital platforms -- Computer data visualization -- Exhibition design and design for the environment -- Hints and Tips: Knowing the possibilities of media -- Case study: Maintaining a brand's visual identity across different media -- 6.Experimentation and inspiration for the design process -- Why is experimentation and inspiration important? -- Lateral thinking -- Inspiration for design --
  • Contents note continued: Editing data for inspiration -- The importance of trying out ideas -- Hints and Tips: Taking inspiration from the world around you -- Case study: Inspiration for the design process -- Case study: Visual mapping -- 7.Information design in practice: print, interactive and environmental -- Design outcomes -- Routes for print-based information design -- Case studies: Print-based information design -- Routes for interactive information design -- Case study: Interactive information design -- Routes for environmental information design -- Case studies: Environmental information design -- 8.Information design in practice: multi-platform delivery -- Using multiple platforms -- Case study: Interactive exhibition design -- Case study: Environmental and interactive wayfinding
  • Contents note: 1.What is information design? -- Definitions of information design -- A brief history of information design -- Why is information design necessary? -- What are the different types of information design? -- 2.Information design for specific audiences -- Identifying the audience and their needs -- Defining the audience -- Activity: How to identify your audience -- Internationalism -- Inclusivity -- Visual impairment -- Hints and Tips: Designing for visual impairment -- Case study: Designing for a target audience -- children -- 3.Structuring information -- Grids -- Hierarchy of information -- Dynamic composition and gesture -- Sequence of information -- Hints and Tips: Organizing information -- Hints and Tips: Using a grid -- Hints and Tips: Setting up the grid -- Case study: Grid structure and hierarchy -- 4.Legibility and readability -- Understanding legibility and readability -- Readability: colour, tint and tone --
Control code
000052696693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781780673387
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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