Designing Information: Chapter 5

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 5: Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography … 5  Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography What’s Up? Heads up Heads-up maps, originally developed for pilots to look up and read maps at the same time, orients maps so that …

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Designing Information: Chapter 4

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 4: Structure, Organization, Type: Hierarchy and Visual Grammar ... 4 Structure, Organization, Type: Hierarchy and Visual Grammar the grid an armature for the structure and organization of information two types Skeletal: straightforward orthogonal grid, evenly spaced Interval: can be unevenly spaced, …

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Designing Information: Chapter 3

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 3:Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale 3 Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale Information Overload Issue with too much information is that of usability, not accuracy. Completeness is relative to the situation. At some point information eclipses understanding and it no …

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3 Trips Assignment: Ideas + Sketches

For the 3 Trips Assignment, we must design a map/diagram which documents the route of three trips: (1) from our local living space to Northeastern, (2) from our childhood home to our local living space, and (3) from Boston to an overseas destination. Each of these trips must be shown simultaneously (one document or pamphlet) …

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Designing Information: Chapter 1 + Chapter 2

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 1: Aspects of Information Design: the nature of information Chapter 2: Qualitative Issues: Perceptions, Conventions, Proximity Reflection: Katz's book is a fairly quick read. The first two chapters (as I assume the rest of the book follows similarly) are divided into topics that …

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