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19 AUGUST 2014

Information Design and Data Visualisation

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2014accessible designclear communicationcommunication designdata visualisation • design for visual communication • Edward Tufte • information complexity • information design • information is dead until it is read • LATCH (acronym) • London College of Communication • mappingmeaningRichard Saul Wurmantimeline • Tony Pritchard • typographytypology • understandable design • usability design • visual communicationvisual grammar • visual representations of information • visually engaging design

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Simon Perkins
15 JANUARY 2010

Organising via: Location, Alphabet, Time, Category, Continuum

"The first step in transforming data into information is to explore its organization. This simple yet crucial process can appear futile, but often you can discover something through it that you had never seen before. It is important to realize that the very organization of things affects the way we interpret and understand their separate pieces. Take any set of things: students in a classroom, financials for a company, information about a city, or animals in a zoo. How would you organize these? Which is best? Richard Saul Wurman suggests five ways to organize everything... Literally everything can be organized by alphabet, location, time, continuum, number, or category...

Often, there are often better ways to organize data than the traditional ones that first occur to us. Each organization of the same set of data expresses different attributes and messages."

(Nathan Shedroff)

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