Joel Katz, "Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design"
2012 | ISBN-10: 111834197X | True PDF | 226 pages | 28 MB
The essential, full-color guide to understanding information design and how to make it better
Featuring hundreds of full-color problems and examples, this comprehensive guide discusses and illustrates approaches to designing complex data and information for meaning, relevance, usability, and clarity. Described and analyzed in lucid text and over 500 illustrations, examples include successful, compromised, and failed designs covering everything from parking signs and road and statistical maps to explanations of the appropriate use of line, color, and form. The book provides incisive and useful insights into the process of visualizing complex information and communicating it in a simple, honest, and accessible form. Some of the many topics covered include:
The nature of information
How we perceive, communicate, and understand
Dimensionality, proximity, numbers, and scale
Organization and typography
Movement, orientation, and situational geography

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