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Title Information design / edited by Robert Jacobson
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1999]


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Description xvi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Richard Saul Wurman. 1. Introduction: Why Information Design Matters / Robert Jacobson -- I. Theoretical Foundations of Information Design. 2. Information Design: The Emergence of a New Profession / Robert E. Horn. 3. Chaos, Order, and Sense-Making: A Proposed Theory for Information Design / Brenda Dervin. 4. Human-Centered Design / Mike Cooley. 5. Sign-Posting Information Design / Romedi Passini -- II. The Practice of Information Design. 6. The Uniqueness of Individual Perception / Roger Whitehouse. 7. Information Design in Informal Settings: Museums and Other Public Spaces / C. G. Screven. 8. Graphic Tools for Thinking, Planning, and Problem Solving / Yvonne M. Hansen. 9. Visual Design in Three Dimensions / Hal Thwaites. 10. Collaborative Information Design: Seattle's Modern Odyssey / Judy Anderson -- III. Designing for the Technologies of Information. 11. Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design / Nathan Shedroff
12. Interactivity and Meaning / Sheryl Macy, Elizabeth Andersen and John Krygier. 13. The Role of Ambiguity in Multimedia Experience / Jim Gasperini. 14. Sculpting in Zeroes and Ones / Steve Holtzman. 15. Personal Reflections on the Development of Cyberspace / Simon Birrell. 16. Rationalizing Information Representation / Jef Raskin
Summary The contributors to this book are both cautionary and hopeful as they offer visions of how information design can be practiced diligently and ethically, for the benefit of information consumers as well as producers. They present various methods that seem to work, such as sense-making and way-finding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Communication -- Technical design
Visual communication.
Communication in design.
Communication -- Technological innovations.
Author Jacobson, Robert E., 1948-
LC no. 98053665
ISBN 026210069X hardcover alkaline paper
0262600358 paperback