Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding.

part |2 pages

Part 1 Historical perspectives

chapter 1|20 pages

Early visualizations of historical time

ByStephen Boyd Davis

chapter 2|20 pages

Images of time

ByChristian Tominski etal. , Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, and Heidrun Schumann

chapter 3|18 pages

William Playfair and the invention of statistical graphs

ByIan Spence, Howard Wainer

chapter 4|24 pages

Ship navigation

chapter 5|22 pages

Technical and scientific illustration

ByClive Richards

chapter 6|10 pages

The lessons of Isotype for information design

ByRobin Kinross

chapter 7|10 pages

Marie Neurath: designing information books for young people

BySue Walker

chapter 8|20 pages

Future, Fortune, and the graphic design of information

ByEric Kindel

chapter 9|14 pages

Some documents for a history of information design

ByPaul Stiff

chapter 10|14 pages

Moral visualizations

ByAlberto Cairo

part |2 pages

Part 2 Theoretical approaches

chapter 11|28 pages

Graphic literacies for a digital age

ByRobert Waller

chapter 12|16 pages

Visual rhetoric in information design

chapter 13|22 pages

Multimodality and genre

ByJohn A. Bateman

chapter 14|14 pages

Interactive information graphics

ByWibke Weber

chapter 15|18 pages

Social and cultural aspects of visual conventions in information design

ByCharles Kostelnick

chapter 16|16 pages

Textual reading on paper and screens

ByAnne Mangen

chapter 17|10 pages

Applying science to design

ByAndrew Dillon

part |2 pages

Part 3 Cognitive principles

chapter 18|12 pages

Does my symbol sign work?

ByTheo Boersema, Austin Sorby Adams

chapter 19|16 pages

Icons as carriers of information

ByAlison Black

chapter 20|18 pages

Warning design

ByMichael S. Wogalter, Christopher B. Mayhorn

chapter 21|12 pages


ByBarbara Tversky

chapter 22|16 pages

Designing static and animated diagrams for modern learning materials

ByRichard K. Lowe

chapter 23|14 pages

Designing auditory alarms

ByJudy Edworthy

chapter 24|14 pages

Design challenges in helping older adults use digital tablets

ByPatricia Wright

chapter 25|12 pages

On-screen colour contrast for visually impaired readers

ByFrode Eika Sandnes

chapter 26|8 pages

Contrast set labelling

ByIan Watson

chapter 27|10 pages

Gestalt principles

ByRune Pettersson

chapter 28|16 pages

Information design research methods

ByMary C. Dyson

chapter 29|12 pages

Methods for evaluating information design

ByWill Stahl- Timmins

chapter 30|14 pages

Public information documents

ByDana P. Skopal

part |2 pages

Part 4 Practical applications

chapter 31|8 pages

Choosing type for information design

ByPaul Luna

chapter 32|16 pages

Indexing and information design

ByGlenda Browne

chapter 33|6 pages

When to use numeric tables and why

BySally Bigwood, Melissa Spore

chapter 34|18 pages

Wayfinding perspectives

ByColette Jeffrey

chapter 35|14 pages

Designing for wayfinding

ByFenne Roefs, Paul Mijksenaar

chapter 36|12 pages

The problem of ‘straight ahead’ signage

ByJoan Zalacain

chapter 37|8 pages

Park at your peril

ByMartin Cutts

chapter 38|16 pages

Indoor digital wayfinding

chapter 39|14 pages

Visualizing storyworlds

ByJona Piehl

chapter 40|16 pages

Exhibitions for learning

ByMaría González de Cossío

chapter 41|12 pages

Form follows user follows form

ByBorries Schwesinger

chapter 42|16 pages

Information design & value

ByAndrew Boag

chapter 43|8 pages

The LUNAtic approach to information design

ByRobert Linsky

chapter 44|12 pages

Information design as a (r)evolutionary educational tool

ByBarbara Predan and Petra Černe Oven

chapter 45|14 pages

Design + medical collaboration

ByMike Zender, William B. Brinkman, Lea E. Widdice

chapter 46|16 pages

Developing persuasive health campaign messages

ByCarel Jansen

chapter 47|16 pages

Information design in medicine package leaflets

ByDavid Dickinson, Suzy Gallina

chapter 48|14 pages

Using animation to help communication in e-PILs in Brazil

ByCarla Galvão Spinillo

chapter 49|16 pages

Medical information design and its legislation

ByKarel van der Waarde