Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in by Joel Katz

By Joel Katz

Designing Information exhibits designers in all fields - from user-interface layout to structure and engineering - how you can layout complicated facts and knowledge for which means, relevance, and readability. Written through a global authority at the visualization of advanced info, this full-color, seriously illustrated consultant presents real-life difficulties and examples in addition to hypothetical and ancient examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmatic points of human factors-driven info layout. either profitable and failed layout examples are integrated to assist readers comprehend the rules less than discussion.

“The ebook itself is a diagram of rationalization, containing thousands of examples of labor by way of those that want the communique of knowledge over sort and educational postulation—and those that don’t. Many blurbs equivalent to this are written and not using a thorough studying of the ebook. no longer so as a result. I learn it and like it. I recommend you do the same.“ —Richard Saul Wurman
“This good-looking, truly geared up booklet is itself a first-rate instance of the potent presentation of advanced visible information.” —eg magazine

“It is a dream e-book, we have been ready for…on the sphere of knowledge. On best of the significant quantity of provided wisdom this can be additionally a fantastically designed piece, really easy to follow…” —Krzysztof Lenk, writer of Mapping web content: electronic Media Design

"Making complex info comprehensible is turning into the an important activity dealing with designers within the twenty first century. With Designing details, Joel Katz has created what's going to absolutely be an crucial textbook at the subject."—Michael Bierut

“Having had the excitement of a sneak preview, i will be able to in simple terms say that this can be a excellent fulfillment: a mixture of clever textual content, attention-grabbing insights and - oh sure - pix. Congratulations to Joel.”—Judith Harris, writer of Pompeii woke up: a narrative of Rediscovery

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Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. indd 36 13/02/12 6:48 AM 2 introduction You are surrounded by typographic information and communication.

This advertisement is actually a broadside printed with wood type that is selling a cow milking machine. Courtesy of New York State Historical Association Library, Special Collections, Cooperstown, NY. [b] 42 Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.

Package design by Sagmeister Inc. 27] In this poster, adding layers of different textured shapes that camouflage the type forms creates a sense of dimension. The effect produces a delay in the reading of the information. Textures and shapes create unity through variety in a visually active design. Poster design by Wolfgang Weingart. 26 Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

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