Information Design

December 11, 2012

This information design that I’ve found I find particularly interesting. It shows the poorest and richest neighborhoods in the USA in a bar graph like form. But this is not any old bar graph, it shows the bars as building of the poorest and richest in America. It’s a real clever design that visually gives those with buildings are poorer while those with the larger buildings are richer.  good

http://www.designishistory.com/design/infographics/

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I choose the map of Disney Worlds parks as an ideal example of information design. This map is a clear example of what good design looks like. It captures the identity of the whole brand through its bright colors and imaginative look. Also it gives you clear cut images of the park with images that trigger instant understanding of exact locations and land marks within the Disney World parks making it easy and simple to understand. Also this is powerful because it has numbers on each of the images that represent specific locations so you can refer to a glossary adjacent to the map to verify what you see.

 

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This is an example of information design, it’s simple and clean and interesting to look at. The key is very small and the information is spaced out into a spherical form which I believe works for this subject rather than a graph. I like the plain colors, I think that if it were more colorful then it would start to get confusing because the earth would have to be more detailed. Like most designs using a red or blue, color simply wouldn’t work for this one. This design was created by Michæl Paukner, he has a lot of others like this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/4314987544/

I thought this was an interesting piece of information design. It’s about how our mobile phones have advanced through time. This design is owned by the company called Section Design. http://sectiondesign.co.uk

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Information design

November 21, 2012

This is this information design about immigration of  USA  from other countries. I think this information design is funny and can attract the readers attention.  For me , the most important elements for info design is ” if this piece of arts can attract people’s attention”, since the major role of information design is provide information for people , if the design is not attractive enough for people to look at , the information design has lose
their functions.  I am pretty sure this design has already attract people’s attention with the color contrast of the information and the background. Information is presenting in an effective way for people to read.   The only thing I think it needs to improve is the information is slightly confusing at first , but it gets better when I read it carefully.

photos from : http://jfdesign89.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/informationinstructional-design-examples/

Information Design

November 13, 2012


I chose this image for the information design because it has a lot of information, with a very simple design. The design is very appealing because of the colors that the designer chose; the contrast of the colors make each layer stand out. There is a key that describes what each color represents and on the top of each block, there is the name of the city that is being represented. The imagery is clearly displayed and again, there is another key describing what each of those represent. One of the blocks has a measuring grid next to it to explain what each sized level represents so the viewer can use that to determine the rest of the layers. This is a very clever way to have the measuring tool in it without it overwhelming the design. This is a very eye appealing and clever way to convey a large amount of information on a single diagram.

http://www.designishistory.com/design/infographics/

Information Design

November 13, 2012

I felt this piece was a very strong info design-it’s very simple and clean, straight to the point. The reason I chose this design was to see what the route was for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In my opinion, the use of color is really successful-red is used to highlight the route and that is the most vital part of the piece. Both the start and endpoint of the parade are emphasized with the infamous Macy’s star, which I thought was very clever. Overall, I think this design gets it’s point across in a clear and concise manner.

http://social.macys.com/parade2012_kaws/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-parade-_-n-_-n#/album