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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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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