Designing Information: Human Factors And Common Sense In Information Design

Designing Information: Human Factors And Common Sense In Information Design
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"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundredsof examples of work by those who favor the communication ofinformation over style and academic postulationand those whodon't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thoroughreading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. Isuggest you do the same." Richard Saul Wurman "This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime exampleof the effective presentation of complex visual information." eg magazine "It is a dream book, we were waiting foron the field ofinformation. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledgethis is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy tofollow" Krzysztof Lenk, author of Mapping Websites:Digital Media Design "Making complicated information understandable is becoming thecrucial task facing designers in the 21st century. WithDesigning Information, Joel Katz has created what willsurely be an indispensable textbook on the subject." Michael Bierut "Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say thatthis is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligenttext, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulationsto Joel." Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened: A Storyof Rediscovery Designing Information shows designers in all fields -from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how todesign complex data and information for meaning, relevance, andclarity. Written by a worldwide authority on the visualization ofcomplex information, this full-color, heavily illustrated guideprovides real-life problems and examples as well as hypotheticaland historical examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmaticaspects of human factors-driven information design. Both successfuland failed design examples are included to help readers understandthe principles under discussion.

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