A webliography of information-design sites and blogs

These sites and blogs were selected by students of TECW 1110: Information design and human factors at Vancouver Community College. The students wrote a one-paragraph description for each website or blog they selected.

This listing is in alphabetical order. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement.

99% invisible

Roman Mars hosts a podcast/radio show all about design, in a broad sense, of both tangible items and information. He spoke at TED about flag design—what makes a good flag, and what value flags provide.

art of the menu

One of the most common forms of information presentation is the restaurant menu. These Texans are dedicated to posting unique menus from around the world and then curating their collection by cuisine, region, and by date. It’s a fun browse—not too deep but certainly interesting.

ask Tog—interaction design for the real world

This blog by Bruce Tognazzini, one of the principals of the Nielson Norman Group, skilfully weaves research, history, and How-Tos together. Tog is a go-to guy for all things dealing with human-computer interaction design. Check out the thought-provoking column on Inclusive Design, Part 1: With Some Shocking Revelations About Your Future.

association for computing machinery

ACM is an organisation that publishes online and print journals on information design such as Applied Perception, Computer-Human Interaction, and Web Technologies. The information is extensive, state-of-the-art, and often highly technical or academic.

awwwards—website awards

This website  showcases the best on the web for innovation and design. For web designers and developers, and for tech-comm inspiration, this site’s objective is to discover and celebrate the useful and beautiful. The site includes elegant examples of effective form and content, as well as the integration of burgeoning web trends and technologies.

backchannel

Styling itself as “Mining the tech world for lively, meaningful tales”, Backchannel is part of the WIRED Media Group. On readability for the web, it recently pointed out that “there’s a widespread movement in design circles to reduce the contrast between text and background, making type harder to read.”

beautiful content-heavy websites for inspiration

This website provides tips to create an engaging breadcrumb trail that tugs the user along the road to enlightenment. Many content-rich websites are examined for UX.

blog herald

This blog talks about why infographics are necessary to a successful blog/website. The post also talks about how to use infographics effectively. The resource material (such as the example of an effective infographic) and links are very useful. The benefits and essential elements of a good infographic are listed in a format fit for scanning and skimming the article.

boost labs

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This website focuses on data visualisation. It explains how to take complex data and represent it in way that is creative and easy to interpret by the general public. The blog has helpful tips for businesses that display data to improve customer relations and communication.

While there are differences between an information designer and a graphic designer, having skills of both is important in building an visualisation team in the world where information is growing exponentially.

See also this blog post on data visualisation.

boxes and arrows

Selected by three students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This peer-written journal was established back in 2001, and is devoted to the discussion of information architecture. It has a fun, narrative format, featuring stories from numerous contributors, and the great thing is you can contribute too. They even link to their house style guide.

Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal devoted to information design practice and innovation. This is primarily a blog that has a unique format for linking related articles and posts, many of which contain addition links. There is also a search function to assist you in finding what you need.

This website is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, and information architecture. Here’s a post about understanding the discipline.

catalogtree

These Dutch/German designers focus on information that is highly graphic and quickly understood. They marry clean visuals and dense data to give their clients very effective infographics. They do a lot of magazine work, dating back to 2001. Even their splash page is an amazing display of cross referencing.

center for information design research

The blog provides posts and comments related to the ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ project at the University of Reading. The project aims to embed inclusive design in the University’s teaching and learning.

convince and convert

This blog is almost entirely an infographic. There is a quick blurb to introduce the topic, but the topic itself is an infographic. What makes this so unique is that it shows how infographics can tell a comprehensive story and get points across in ways that words alone sometimes cannot.

cool infographics

Selected by three students, each of whom each wrote a summary paragraph.

This blog highlights some impressive tools that can be used to make your presentations come to life. These tools offer exclusive educational prices for students, teachers and educators to give them the means to more easily visualise information at a great price.

The blog introduces popular visualisation and infographic online tools for educational purposes. They help to improve data literacy for students and educators. The tools are being used in classroom from elementary school up through colleges and universities. They present ideas visually in the
form of infographics, presentation and report. See Nine great data-visualisation tools.

This is a good blog to follow if you are interested in using infographics to convey information. The blog gives you ideas about how you can present information visually. There is also a lot of recommendations for tools you can use to create your infographics.

copy blogger

In this blog titled: Clueless about Technical Writing? Get Started with These Essential Tips, technical writer, Nick Chowdrey, gives four vital tips of how to approach technical writing. The topics include examples of how to make a point quickly, simplify language, strengthen structure, and how to manipulate the layout of the content.

creative bloq art-and-design inspiration

Selected by two students, each of whom each wrote a summary paragraph.

An all-in-one web site for web professionals and interested amateurs, based in Bath, England. From tech, games, film, photography, music, to creative design, find excellent How-Tos, inspiration, and advice, among others.
For example, here’s a fun infographic on sleep.

It includes “10 free tools for creating infographics” and “The 100 best infographics.” Using the infographics, visitors can add a bit of style and personality to their data. They also provide some inspiration for those looking to create an infographics from scratch. The tools speed up the design process.

data-ink.com—dashboards and data visualisation

It doesn’t matter if you were preparing some images for a Tableau viz, or working on your presentation for #Data16, here are some really easy techniques to up your game. This blog drills down to tips and tools within software, such as PowerPoint and Tableau, as well as discussing the information design industry and other topics.

data visualisation principles: lessons from Tufte

This blog provides details of some of the principles of great data visualisation as per Tufte’s teachings, with examples that fit the bill.

design blog

This blog offers curated examples of high quality inspiration from designers throughout the world, particularly young designers. The blog also has some resources and links to resources for designers

design of information

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

The blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas. It includes several categories. Under information design category readers can find 18 posts.

design principles for wayfinding

This set of design principles is concerned with making information spaces effectively navigable, even if the location of the destination is imprecisely known.

design shack

Design Shack has an interesting article that compares and contrasts raster images versus vector images. What makes this article different from others is that the writer also provides information to help the reader decide whether a raster image is ideal in certain situations, or if a vector image is ideal instead.

design your way

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This blog-post’s title says it all: When infographics go bad, or How not to design data visualisation.

Creating infographics and creating them well is not an easy task, it’s actually a challenge and requires a designer to get educated first, and then to practice. These examples of poor infographics are very helpful. They show what to avoid in the design process. The site also offers good information on a variety of other topics, and many helpful illustrations and links.

design@tive

Selected by three students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

By Itamar Medeiros, an SAP user-experience design specialist based in Germany. A great example of proximity, a top navigation bar links to a blog, portfolio (outlined deliverables and user needs included), talks and workshops, as well as an information-design overview, (semiotics, wayfinding, and user experience). The site also includes video links with interviews and Ted Talks.

Visit this blog to watch videos about information design from experts and to read about information design from a cross-cultural standpoint. The blog is curated by a senior user experience designer and also has a short Techniques and Principles section.

Website created by a branding specialist focused on exploring effective information design methods and techniques. Incorporates a blog and provides links to talks and workshops that discuss further on the matter. Also gives advice on topics such as user experience, photography, and web design.

designrfix

A website with a daily blog that features advice and tips on web design and graphic design. Provides links to various resources and tutorials for businesses and web designers on how to improve interaction with their customers/users.

duct tape marketing

This article talks about how to use and create effective infographics from an industry expert’s perspective. To illustrate (literally) the points provided in the written content, an example is provided via infographic with relevant statistics and a clear layout and flow of information on how infographics benefits businesses. It is interesting to see the content and infographic in juxtaposition.

dy/dan

Dy/dan is the design blog of former high school math teacher Dan Meyer. Meyer specialises in examining good (and bad) examples of how information is presented in math textbooks. He analyses the visuals and content, and even polls his readership to see if they agree.

dynamic information design

This is an extensive resource of accessible, PDF-format portfolio samples from software industry technical illustrator, Adam Kozyniak, founder of Information Design Inc. Having previously worked for Alias and IBM, Information Design Inc. is there to advertise its services, but the portfolio also provides meaningful material for students.

elegant themes (for wordpress sites)

This website offers access to a wide assortment of WordPress Themes to aesthetically enhance an individual’s personal website. Features a blog with daily tips on how to utilise WordPress website features in order to improve navigation, embed videos, entice viewers, etc.

flowing data

This website has data-visualisation courses and tutorials for its members. Tutorials link to How-Tos (membership access needed), and the uncharted beyond pie charts, (like bubble charts and bee-swarm plots). With a detailed list of data graphic resources, as well as a Guides feature, there are plenty of current tips and tricks to choose from.

formulate information design

Based in Melbourne, Australia Formulate Information Design provides form design services to public, private and not-for-profit organisations. The website illustrates the process of how an information design company works with its clients.

Francesco Mugnai

While much of Francesco’s blog is dedicated to graphic design at large (not necessarily info design), when he focuses on infographics, it’s very useful. For example, resumes that make creative use of infographics—a great idea you wish you’d thought of last time you were applying for a job!

gamasutra

This Anthony Stonehouse site is for game designers. As video games get more complex, the question of how to present information to the player is getting a lot of attention. This blog entry at gaming site Gamasutra demonstrates some interesting trends in gaming UI, for various types of games. This is a complex but fun subject!

gapminder

Gapminder is a website driven by Hans Rosling, which doesn’t speak about information design per se, but demonstrates through various mediums effective and unique ways to present data.

global development research center

When practising information design, there are some ethical issues we need to be aware of that could arise in an information age.

government of Canada’s open-source web-experience toolkit

A surprisingly good website on content creation principles. Mentions how each design format has a specific purpose and what situation it is best used for. Good tips listed in a table under Context, Write, Do not write.

horizon peak consulting

Headlines for web are different from headlines for print. This blog presents the importance of headings and sub-headings in web content. A catchy and thought-provoking heading may work for attracting readers of print (such as newspapers or magazine articles), but in web, it is a numbers game. The blog is about focusing on creating smart meta-titles and keywords to make headlines compatible with search engine algorithms (make the content searchable) and intriguing to readers.

how chunking helps content processing

This website provides many great examples of “chunking”, which is critical for presenting content that users can comprehend and remember easily.

how design

This site has a lot of practical information and is a good place to go if you want to learn how to do certain things. There are videos, articles and podcasts. It’s affiliated with Print Magazine, but is more practical and has more information for entry-level designers.

I’d rather be writing

This is a useful source to explain chunking and its benefits in sorting and classifying information. The focus of the blog is to learn how to use chunking as a sorting tool for help content and metadata rather than for aesthetics, but it does bring up some points on why content should have a chunking structure rather than not.

infodesign

Selected by three students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This UK site’s slogan is: “Hand-picked since 1997—Sharing knowledge is better than having it.” A handy not-for-profit informational resource with links to research in information design. Archives are listed by categories from accessibility to writing.

InfoDesign is a blog that discusses the application of information design to help people and organisations communicate effectively through the creation of clear and memorable information.

InfoDesign is an active blog with many recent posts. The blog is single-threaded but posts can be shortlisted effectively by category, tag and date, or by an effective search facility. Additionally, you can subscribe to a bi-weekly newsletter that provides a list of collection other “hand-picked finds” on related topics.

infodesignlab

With its mandate to produce both the beautiful and understandable, InfoDesignLab is a well-versed team made up of Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen. Dedicated to human-centered design, their homepage will take you to their Selected Work (includes projects, talks, and workshops), as well as news links (Oslo-based).

information aesthetics

Selected by three students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This blog explores the relationship between creative design and information visualisation. It’s also a repository of projects that display data in unique ways.

This weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualisation. It is also helpful for viewers with an interest in “big data” visualisations.

This is another good blog about how one can use graphic design to create interesting data visualisations. The examples are curated by a professor of information design and presented with commentary. This is a good blog for learning how to present data in an interesting and attractive way.

information design 2016 portfolio showcase

The site showcases the portfolio of graduating students of the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Communications—Information Design program. It also helps the reader understand the concept of information design and skills needed to be a successful infodesigner.

information design association

Selected by two students, one of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

The IDA website is focused on creating strategies to simplify complex everyday information and make it easier to understand. Provides links to information on various conferences, courses, and events pertaining to information design.

See also the site’s archives.

information design: resources for designing better documents

Improve your knowledge of information design by learning the concepts in the ten basic principles using a handy mnemonic acronym: Color CRAYON TIP.

information design

The ability to take information and data and communicate it in a way that is clear and concise and facilitates proper decision making is called information design.

This site is likeable, simple and easy to read. Lots of information presented with helpful videos and graphics. This site was easy on the eyes—so you’ll want to stay and read. One downside is that many of the links are outdated.

information is beautiful

Selected by six students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This blog by David McCandless is quite different from the other sites out there. Combine a rebel and an artist with you get this intriguing gentleman. He presents a lot of interesting information, and has a different way of looking at things.

This is a good blog if you are looking for ways to present data in interesting and attractive ways. There are examples of different kinds of visualisations, such charts, infographics and interactive storytelling that will inspire you to create more better graphics to display information.

This website focuses on how information design can help understand the world in a focused fashion to illustrate connections and patterns while discarding the superfluous. Also features a blog

The author lists and explains four elements to successful information design. The four elements are “interestingness,” integrity, function, and form. Successful information design needs to have all four elements. The idea is still under development in which the author is open for feedback.

The blog shows the ample examples of infographics and data visualisation works shortlisted in the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Award. The Award includes six categories: Data visualisation, Infographic, Dataviz project, Data journalism, Interactive visualisation, and Dataviz website. Visitors can pick the graphic or interactive they like the most.

From David McCandless, London-based writer, data journalist, and information designer, comes a sassy blog that showcases shortlists and winners from the 2016 IIB and Kantar Awards (the best in data visualisation and infographics). Hyperlinks take you to first-rate samples where the data includes everything from “Determinants of Health” to “The Loves of Marilyn Monroe.”

information architecture institute

The IAI endeavours to makes information simpler and more usable by building bridges between information architecture (IA) professionals and other disciplines. The organisation provides resources for information and education through libraries, journals, community contacts, and external links.

infospace at syracuse university

The Syracuse University blog, InfoSpace, has several categories dedicated to information-design studies, including research, learning, social media, information technology, and others. One interesting resource is the “25 Must-follow information, data and visualisation blogs and RSS feeds for the data professional“.

international institute of information design

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) is a professional organisation including a global network of individuals and organisations who are interested in application areas of information design. It offers various ID courses around the world including Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary).

The IIID is dedicated to developing information design as a discipline and professional practice. The site has links to related educational institutions, courses, research projects, member companies, downloadable conference proceedings, and industry award winners. There is also a members-only section.

isabelmeirelles.com

From Northeastern University, associate professor and information designer Isabel Meirelles posts class assignments and links to student projects. It’s an insider’s peek that’s easy to navigate.

Jayse Hansen

It’s a “must see!” TV shows and movies these days are full of futuristic “what if” examinations of UI. Jayse Hansen is one of the people who has the (awesome) job of bringing these displays to life. Iron Man may be fictional, but his HUD still needs to work!

John Benjamin’s e-platform

The e-platform provides information on e-Journals including Information Design Journal. Unlike subscribers, visitors have only access to the tables of content and abstracts of the articles.

just creative

Website created by a graphic designer specialising in logo- and brand-identity design. Provides an ongoing blog with links to articles and tutorials focused on various aspects of graphic design. The site also shares links to top personally recommended design resources and courses.

Karen Remple

This short blog from Karen Remple’s website succinctly provides a few points that some technical writers may miss when creating content for tablets and mobile phones. For example, she offers a blog post about simultaneous desktop and mobile design that has quick tips for menu items, sub-menus, and alignment of graphics that makes website content easily accessible on smaller devices.

Kathy Schrock’s guide to everything—Info graphics as a creative assessment

This site is chockablock full of information including videos, links to books, How-Tos, samples, articles and tutorials. You could spend countless hours, and probably days exploring this site.

little big details

This website focuses on small web-design details that are often overlooked but are essential to the overall experience of the user. The site features an ongoing blog with examples of how various websites and applications utilise seemingly insignificant features to enhance usability and navigation.

lonely planet

If you’ve ever been to a foreign airport, you’ve seen a poorly translated sign. Lonely Planet’s travel blog has put together a collection of user-submitted signs that leave a great deal of room for interpretation. …Let’s hope.

Mandie Dippold’s blog

The website uses examples to compare between good information design and poor information design and describes how ones are preferable than the others.

map hugger

If you’ve spent some time in Wisconsin, you’ll see how Midwestern blogger Martin Elmer would develop an interest in more fascinating cartography. He collects interesting maps and comments on their design. The animated Breathing City graphic of Manhattan’s daytime/nighttime populations is a must-see! Beautiful and informative.

mapping complex information—theory and practice

Selected by three students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

Argentinian-born and Princeton lecturer, Sheila Pontis is a partner at Sense Information Design LLC, and a hybrid information designer. From the Biography link, you can access her portfolio as well her lengthy resource list, from publications to her Interesting Links page.

This blog addresses many human factors associated with the usability of information.

The author quotes various definitions of information design from books, papers and the internet and combines these definitions to create a broader definition.

See also this blog post about research, theory, and practice, and this blog post about complexity and attention.

medium.com

Medium.com is a delightful conglomeration of information designers’ posts. For example, this one from a former Google “design ethicist” (which gives the estimated reading time of 12 minutes): How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist.

Michael Babwahsingh’s blog

The author lists and describes ten challenges in information design today which include overproduction, undervalue, fragmentation, scarcity, amnesia, misappropriation, commercialisation, commodification, and de-humanisation.

newfangled

This blog explains how important information design is when designing a homepage in a way that presents complete and vital information to capture people’s attention.

nine infographic design examples that will leave you inspired

This site is visually appealing, and offers great tips and wonderful examples regarding info graphics, use of colour and the visual presentation of information. It also offers access to free eBooks, and helpful articles on design. The example, The Sound of Colour, is quite fascinating.

oppositelock

This is another great site about evolving technology struggling to meet UI needs. The automotive industry is trying to balance driver tools and data with ergonomics, style, and ease of use. This article highlights some of the (apparently sparse) good with the (much more plentiful) bad. Fun subject to watch!

presentation tips

Garr Reynolds focuses on information design from the perspective of presentation. His position is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, particularly with Zen. A radically simplified style is emphasised especially relating to PowerPoint.

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte runs a well-known design company that focuses on presentations. While this website has a smattering of resources, the main benefit to this site relates to the published books that provide compelling tools and tips for slide design to help supplement and augment presentations. Also features a blog.

president of infonewt by Randy Krum

A site full of information and examples of infographics. The site also has many links, tools, job postings, etc. This blog looks well cared for and carefully put together.

print mag

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

Follow this blog for a variety of topics aimed mainly at the graphic designer in print. It also has articles about interactive design. Articles range from theory to cultural analysis. They also post workshops and events. This is a good place to learn about theories of visual design and typography.

Infographics is used as a part of information design. Having reliable data sources for helps strengthen information presented.

science daily

For a broader look at the effects of technology on people, Science Daily posts the latest research news. Has a good article on eye tracking data, which the researchers believe can help improve language technology and thereby help readers.

smashing magazine

Selected by four students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This article expounds on the subject of typography in a way that touches on many major points on the subject. The writer explains these concepts simply and clearly, and provides many examples to illustrate different concepts like contrast, line spacing, headers, etc. Most of the examples are screenshots of actual websites’ typography and therefore exposes readers to tried-and-true material that work in the industry.

The author summaries basic ideas behind Gestalt Theory and how the laws of closure, symmetry and order, figure/ground, uniform connectedness, common regions, proximity, continuation, common fate, parallelism, similarity, focus points, and past experiences can virtually influence design.

An English-language blog from Germany aimed at the design community, it deals with coding, design, mobile, graphics (check out the freebies), UX design, and WordPress. Here’s one post on web design: Powerful Workflow Tips, Tools And Tricks For Web Designers by Melanie Lang.

Smashing Magazine is also for web designers, but it has a lot of good tutorials on everything from typography to user experience. The tutorials are practical and easy to follow and there are many articles that give you examples and primers on the fundamentals of good design.

society for technical communication

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

The STC is the world’s largest association dedicated to technical communication. It offers courses leading to formal industry certification, publishes a quarterly journal, and hosts several online resources such as research, a bi-weekly newsletter, and a blog. Additionally, the society has many local chapters where members may interact directly.

This Society Blog offers information regarding the Canada West Coast STC chapter‘s monthly meetings, guest speakers, courses and is a wealth of information for people interested in technical communication and writing.

tableau

Tableau is a commercial site that has a blog that centers on their product, but the blog is excellent to view interesting infographics. Tableau is one of the most common, fully-functional infographics programs in the industry and the company offers a free student version to learn and practice.

tech public

This helpful article touts the use of analogies to explain complex technical concepts and topics. The writer offers a few analogies to explain the concepts of cipher strength (encryption), allocation tables, and IP addresses by comparing them to security clearances, library card catalogues, and phone numbers respectively.

techwriters

This is a simple and straight-forward site with good, basic information. The bloggers also have a registration/advertising page for attracting new clients for their members.

telling information

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

In infographics we have another tool for communicating with. When appropriately used it’s a tool that makes ideas, results, concepts more understandable and more.

This blog is a collection of examples of infographic design and visual journalism that the author considers effective, innovative and engaging.

threestory studio

Palo Alto’s Erik Jacobsen shares his take on design as a globally conscious information architect. Side categorisation widget allows for navigation through posts sorted by topic (data graphics, data illustration, visualisation, design theory, infographics). Also a poet, painter, and musician, Jacobson’s passion shines through his delicate visuals and arts and science-focused data.

Tom Johnson’s blog

This long running blog offers a wealth of information for everyone from the beginner to experienced technical writer. There is a lot of helpful information packed into this blog.

typography handbook

This is a concise reference guide on best web typographic practices, with an example of a visual hierarchy before and after treatment of text from Alice in Wonderland. The handbook provides links to further reading.

usability.gov

This is an excellent resource from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines for government and private sectors. Great list of books and publications for further reading.

ux booth

The UX Booth is a blog for the user experience (UX) community. The target audience is mostly beginner and intermediate UX and interaction designers. The community regularly publishes informative articles grouped into several major categories that include important aspects of philosophical and practical design, technological developments, and industry trends.

ux magazine

This is a good business-oriented site to learn about user experience design. The site covers a broad range of topics, including psychology, data visualisation, accessibility and storytelling. This is a good site for people are looking for a broad overview of UX principles and techniques.

vandelay design

This is a great site for people who are interested in graphic and web design. They have practical tutorials, articles about trends and examples for inspiration. Most of their articles focus on web design, but you can also read about general design skills like typography and colour theory.

vanseo design

A website created by a web designer who specialises in design and development. The site offers an archive of definitions and instructions pertaining to various functions used in web design.

visual communication guy

Selected by two students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

This is a good blog for learning the basics of communication writing and visual design. There are a lot of articles and resources, such as a punctuation guide. The articles are for people who need to create visually attractive documents for work or school, but who aren’t professional designers.

This website, created by a communications professor and consultant, gives advice on topics such as information design, layout, editing, and professional communication. Includes a blog and links to resources focusing on how to visually convey ideas in an effective and efficient manner.

web design ledger

A website that offers tips and strategies to improve web design. It provides step-by-step tutorials on how to illustrate icons, create effects, and utilise fonts in order to grab the attention of readers. Includes informative interviews with web designers and developers.

web designer depot

An excellent blog, with topics ranging from Advertorial to WordPress. Check out this cautionary article on user experience by from Andrew McDermott.

what is information design?

This blog is filled with techniques on how to utilise information design when solving your personal information and communication challenges.

wikipedia—information design

Selected by four students, each of whom wrote a summary paragraph.

The Information Design page contains only a brief definition and summary. However, the upper right-hand panel has a collection of excellent links on different aspects of the subject, subject matter thought leaders, types of infographics and related topics. Every link delves into the subtopics, which provide many more additional links.

This famous encyclopedia defines information design. In addition, it has explored its history and presented early examples of effective modern information design.

Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that fosters efficient and effective understanding of it.

With easy to read information on the history of information design, and many helpful links to further expand your knowledge on a variety of topics, this site touched on many of the topics we discussed in class such as way finding, Edward Tufte, and typography.