Practical Guide to Information Design

ISBN-10: 047166295X
ISBN-13: 9780471662952
Edition: 2005
Authors: Ronnie Lipton
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Description: The definitive, behind-the-scenes guide to mastering information design Finally, in one usable format, here2s your single-volume resource for designing clear projects that really work for your audience. The Practical Guide to Information Design  More...

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The definitive, behind-the-scenes guide to mastering information design Finally, in one usable format, here2s your single-volume resource for designing clear projects that really work for your audience. The Practical Guide to Information Design provides all the tools, resources, and best practices that designers need to create highly successful print and digital information design projects. A brilliant combination of practice and theory, this highly visual book covers the principles of design, perception, and usability, complete with step-by-step examples that feature the work of today2s leading professionals. Comprehensively illustrated with hundreds of valuable graphs, maps, tables, line drawings, and photos, The Practical Guide to Information Design features: Complete descriptions and comparisons of various formats A range of helpful exercises to reinforce covered material Handy summary boxes, bulleted lists, captions, and examples A wealth of useful resources for professionals and students

Ronnie Lipton is the director of Transform & Function, a firm that consults with organizations on effective writing, editing, and design. An award-winning journalism and publication designer, she teaches journalism and graphic designer at several prestigious universities in the Washington, D.C., area. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Audience: Identifying the Audience
How humans (almost) universally perceive
Usability and how to achieve it
Word design: How to Design Understandably
How to work with type and layout
How to write clearly
How to use color meaningfully
Picture design: How to Design Meaningful Graphics
How to make pictures that inform
Design, label, and caption diagrams clearly
Clear forms improve users' experience
How to help people find their way clearly
Bibliography/resources
Index
About the author

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