Information Design

“Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that fosters an efficient and effective understanding of the information. The term has come to be used for a specific area of graphic design related to displaying information effectively, rather than just attractively or for artistic expression. Information design is closely related to the field of data visualization and is often taught as part of graphic design courses. The broad applications of information design along with its close connections to other fields of design and communication practices have created some overlap in the definitions of communication design, data visualization, and information architecture.

According to economist and Communication Design instructor Per Mollerup, information design is explanation design. It explains facts of the universe and leads to knowledge and informed action.”
[DataDesign, p.5]

—from Wikipedia, Information Design

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