Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design
"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundreds of examples of work by those who favor the communication of information over style and academic postulation—and those who don't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thorough reading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. I suggest you do the same."
—Richard Saul Wurman
"This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime example of the effective presentation of complex visual information."
"It is a dream book, we were waiting for...on the field of information. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledge this is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy to follow..."
"Making complicated information understandable is becoming the crucial task facing designers in the 21st century. With Designing Information, Joel Katz has created what will surely be an indispensable textbook on the subject."
"Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say that this is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligent text, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulations to Joel."
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“Everything is designed,” Katz writes. Things don’t just emerge in final form. Here he explores the visual design of information, from early cartographers who added clutter to fill the blank spaces of ... Read full review
Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Chapter 2 Qualitative Issues Perceptions conventions proximity
Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Chapter 3 Quantitative Issues Dimensionality comparison numbers scale
Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Chapter 4 Structure OrganizationType Hierarchy and visual grammar
Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Chapter 5 Finding Your Way? Movement orientation situational geography
Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Chapter 6 Documents Stories inventories notes