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An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison

Label
An introduction to information design
Title
An introduction to information design
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Title variation
Information design
Creator
Contributor
Author
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This invaluable guide provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction to the general principles of information design. With chapters on understanding the audience, structure, legibility and readability, selection of media, experimentation, and multi-platform delivery, An Introduction to Information Design gives a complete overview of this fundamental aspect of visual communication
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Kathryn
Dewey number
741.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC997
LC item number
.C63 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ellison, Andy
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual communication
  • Graphic arts
  • Graphic design (Typography)
  • Commercial art
Label
An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/lkingid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. What is information design? Definitions of information design; A brief history of information design; Why is information design necessary? What are the different types of information design? -- 2. Information design for specific audiences: Identifying the audience and their needs; Defining the audience; Activity: How to identify your audience; Internationalism; Inclusivity; Visual impairment; Hints and Tips: Designing for visual impairment; Case study: Designing for a target audience - children -- 3. Structuring information: Grids; Hierarchy of information; Dynamic composition and gesture; Sequence of information; Hints and Tips: Organizing information; Hints and Tips: Using a grid; Hints and Tips: Setting up the grid; Case study: Grid structure and hierarchy -- 4. Legibility and readability: Understanding legibility and readability; Readability: colour, tint and tone; Legibility, readability and contrast; Weight, size and scale; Typographic elements; Glossary of typographical terms; Graphic elements; Imagery; Hints and Tips: Visibility and contrast; Hints and Tips: Colour-coding; Hints and Tips: Choice of typeface, weight and scale; Case study: Illustration in information design; Case study: Graphics in information design -- 5. Realizing the design through appropriate media: Explanation of media; Choosing appropriate media; The difference between print and digital; Designing for different digital platforms; Computer data visualization; Exhibition design and design for the environment; Hints and Tips: Knowing the possibilities of media; Case study: Maintaining a brand's visual identity across different media -- 6. Experimentation and inspiration for the design process: Why is experimentation and inspiration important? Lateral thinking; Inspiration for design; Editing data for inspiration; The importance of trying out ideas; Hints and Tips: Taking inspiration from the world around you; Case study: Inspiration for the design process; Case study: Visual mapping -- 7. Information design in practice: print, interactive and environmental: Design outcomes; Routes for print-based information design; Case studies: Print-based information design; Routes for interactive information design; Case study: Interactive information design; Routes for environmental information design; Case studies: Environmental information design -- 8. Information design in practice: multi-platform delivery: Using multiple platforms; Case study: Interactive exhibition design; Case study: Environmental and interactive wayfinding; Conclusion -- Glossary -- Further reading / Websites -- Acknowledgements
Control code
9781785391613
Dimensions
digital files.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enhanced Credo edition
Extent
1 online resource (74 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781785391613
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00562543
  • (Credo)lkingid2014
  • (OCoLC)908338293
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An introduction to information design, Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/lkingid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. What is information design? Definitions of information design; A brief history of information design; Why is information design necessary? What are the different types of information design? -- 2. Information design for specific audiences: Identifying the audience and their needs; Defining the audience; Activity: How to identify your audience; Internationalism; Inclusivity; Visual impairment; Hints and Tips: Designing for visual impairment; Case study: Designing for a target audience - children -- 3. Structuring information: Grids; Hierarchy of information; Dynamic composition and gesture; Sequence of information; Hints and Tips: Organizing information; Hints and Tips: Using a grid; Hints and Tips: Setting up the grid; Case study: Grid structure and hierarchy -- 4. Legibility and readability: Understanding legibility and readability; Readability: colour, tint and tone; Legibility, readability and contrast; Weight, size and scale; Typographic elements; Glossary of typographical terms; Graphic elements; Imagery; Hints and Tips: Visibility and contrast; Hints and Tips: Colour-coding; Hints and Tips: Choice of typeface, weight and scale; Case study: Illustration in information design; Case study: Graphics in information design -- 5. Realizing the design through appropriate media: Explanation of media; Choosing appropriate media; The difference between print and digital; Designing for different digital platforms; Computer data visualization; Exhibition design and design for the environment; Hints and Tips: Knowing the possibilities of media; Case study: Maintaining a brand's visual identity across different media -- 6. Experimentation and inspiration for the design process: Why is experimentation and inspiration important? Lateral thinking; Inspiration for design; Editing data for inspiration; The importance of trying out ideas; Hints and Tips: Taking inspiration from the world around you; Case study: Inspiration for the design process; Case study: Visual mapping -- 7. Information design in practice: print, interactive and environmental: Design outcomes; Routes for print-based information design; Case studies: Print-based information design; Routes for interactive information design; Case study: Interactive information design; Routes for environmental information design; Case studies: Environmental information design -- 8. Information design in practice: multi-platform delivery: Using multiple platforms; Case study: Interactive exhibition design; Case study: Environmental and interactive wayfinding; Conclusion -- Glossary -- Further reading / Websites -- Acknowledgements
Control code
9781785391613
Dimensions
digital files.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enhanced Credo edition
Extent
1 online resource (74 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781785391613
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00562543
  • (Credo)lkingid2014
  • (OCoLC)908338293
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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