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What is Information Design

 

In a complex world, clear and accessible communication, across a broad range of media, has become essential. Information Design addresses this need by blending typography, illustration, communication studues, ergonomics, psychology, sociology, linguistics, computer science and a variety of other fields to create concise and unambiguous messages. While virtually all forms of design are human-centered, information design focuses on the accurate representation of specific knowledge sets and the unique needs of the end user receiving the content

– excerpt from The Information Design Handbook by Jenn + Ken Visocky O’Grady

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The projects on this site include icons that express the principles, processes and practices used.



DataViz

data visualization

Communicating information clearly and efficiently to users via the information graphics


Usability

usability testing

Evaluating a product or service by testing it with representative users.


InfoArch

information architecture

The structural design of shared information environments through the organization and labelling of information to support usability and findability


InterfaceDesign interface & web design

The process of developing a method for two (or more) modules in a system to connect and communicate


GraphicDesign

 graphic design

The methodology of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image


TechnicalWriting

technical writing

To document or convey scientific, engineering, or other technical information


Typography

typography

The art and technique of arranging type to make written language readable and beautiful


Wayfinding

wayfinding

The user experience of orientation and choosing a path within the built environment


Research

research

The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new


HCD

human centered design

A methodology that promotes interacting with people in such a manner as to facilitate the detection of meanings, desires and needs.

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