"A wonderful resource compendium on the diverse landscape of information design. From theory to practice, the book is truly an effort in the 'design of understanding'"
—Clement Mok, Chief Creative Officer, Sapient
They speak from experience, some talk too much, some don't talk enough.
One of the authors, Judy Anderson, an award-winning book designers, offered to redesign the book's interior presentation, at no cost; MIT Press declined her offer.
What this book does well is explain what information design is and how it would function best.
First, there should be a special award for anthology editing. This, especially for a book on a quite technical subject, holds together and communicates a single story better than... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steven Hoober
Exactly what I needed for class. Very well written and still light weight. Most textbooks end up being big hulking beasts, this one is still light enough to carry around... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Haiku Green
The Whitehouse article on Lighthouse wayfinding anticipates the concentration on participatory research that is so prominent in contemporary dialog. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by R. Newman
This book is more academic in nature, than it is a "how-to" book with steps to follow, but that's what makes it great. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by P. Brown
I bought this book because it was on the reading list for Sheffield Hallam University's MA in Technical Communications. Read morePublished on October 15, 2004 by Dirk Manuel
This is a mixed-bag of articles on (of course) information design, in which every author defines the field differently. Read morePublished on January 20, 2000 by K. Mohnkern
Its like hanging out with an interesting group of people. They speak from experience, some talk too much, some don't talk enough. Read morePublished on December 14, 1999 by jojo
It is a nice book to find some odd perspectives on information design. There are even three chapters I liked. About sense-making, about information theory and the epilogue. Read morePublished on October 22, 1999