Posts Tagged: visualisations

3 Factors for Processing Visual Information

Why some visualisations are more effective than others? Why some visualisations are still not universally understood if I have tested them with a big sample? How can designers improve the effectiveness of visualisations?  Each person interprets visual information in a different way.

3 Factors for Processing Visual Information

Why some visualisations are more effective than others? Why some visualisations are still not universally understood if I have tested them with a big sample? How can designers improve the effectiveness of visualisations?  Each person interprets visual information in a different way.

Six approaches to visualising complexity

As information designers, we often create visual representations of meaning to make hard-to-understand information (e.g. scientific information, highly technical, unknown) more accessible to a wider audience. When well-conceived, these visualisations translate complexity into a simpler way to communicate a key message. Visualisations also help understand patterns and

Six approaches to visualising complexity

As information designers, we often create visual representations of meaning to make hard-to-understand information (e.g. scientific information, highly technical, unknown) more accessible to a wider audience. When well-conceived, these visualisations translate complexity into a simpler way to communicate a key message. Visualisations also help understand patterns and

Will Burtin’s Legacy to Information Design

Many has been written about the legacy of John Snow, Charles Minard, William Playfair, Jacques Bertin, Otto Neurath, and even Ladislav Sutnar to information design, but comparatively very little has been said about the work of Will Burtin. He was

Will Burtin’s Legacy to Information Design

Many has been written about the legacy of John Snow, Charles Minard, William Playfair, Jacques Bertin, Otto Neurath, and even Ladislav Sutnar to information design, but comparatively very little has been said about the work of Will Burtin. He was

Complexity ≠ Confusion

Complexity is an intrinsic part of life; it is normal and necessary, explains Norman (2011) in his book Living with Complexity. However, complexity is frequently pointed out as challenging and a product of our current society which makes communication and understanding

Complexity ≠ Confusion

Complexity is an intrinsic part of life; it is normal and necessary, explains Norman (2011) in his book Living with Complexity. However, complexity is frequently pointed out as challenging and a product of our current society which makes communication and understanding

Visualisations & the Process of Abstraction

When information is visualised it can take many forms from diagrams, maps, and information graphics to PPT presentations and wayfinding systems, to name a few. Any of those visualisations can support the processes of learning, teaching, managing information and communication,

Visualisations & the Process of Abstraction

When information is visualised it can take many forms from diagrams, maps, and information graphics to PPT presentations and wayfinding systems, to name a few. Any of those visualisations can support the processes of learning, teaching, managing information and communication,

Understanding Disinformation Design

Much has been written about the recurrent creation of visualisations which fail to enhance communication and understanding, and prioritise the process of creation and visual languages over the presentation of accurate and informative content. A while ago, I was reading

Understanding Disinformation Design

Much has been written about the recurrent creation of visualisations which fail to enhance communication and understanding, and prioritise the process of creation and visual languages over the presentation of accurate and informative content. A while ago, I was reading

the functional art: The Book

When I first heard of the functional art (Cairo, 2012), I asked myself: What makes this book different from the many other information graphics books which are currently out there? At the beginning, the word ‘functional’ caught my attention as

the functional art: The Book

When I first heard of the functional art (Cairo, 2012), I asked myself: What makes this book different from the many other information graphics books which are currently out there? At the beginning, the word ‘functional’ caught my attention as