Information Design Books

  1. History of Information Graphics

    History of Information Graphics

    History of Information Graphics explores the history of data graphics from the Middle Ages right through to the digital era. Curated by Sandra Rendgen, some 400 milestones span astronomy, cartography, zoology, technology, and beyond. Across medieval manuscripts and parchment rolls, elaborate maps, splendid popular atlases, and early computer-based information design, this book systematically breaks down each work's historical context.

  2. Data Design - Visualising Quantities, Locations, Connections

    Data Design: Visualising Quantities, Locations, Connections

    Data Design highlights the key qualities of good data visualisation: accuracy, simplicity, and clarity. It offers a lively and comprehensive introduction to data visualisation, illustrated with 199 instructive data displays.

  3. Understanding the World - The Atlas of Infographics

    Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics

    This expansive visual atlas presents the most exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Divided into five chapters, the book covers the environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth's greatest intricacies in accessible visual form. Featuring more than 280 graphics, reproduced in large scale including seven fold-out spreads, the collection focuses on the 21st century, but also includes historical masterpieces to put our current situation into perspective.

  4. Information Graphics

    Information Graphics

    Our everyday lives are filled with a massive flow of information that we must interpret in order to understand the world we live in. Considering this complex variety of data floating around us, sometimes the best - or even only - way to communicate is visually. This book presents a fascinating perspective on the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession who have created a number of breakthroughs that have changed the way we communicate.

  5. Infographics - Designing and Visualizing Data

    Infographics: Designing & Visualizing Data

    In a world shaped by waves of information, it is of vital importance to develop effective strategic methods of making key data stand out to its target audience. Infographics, which are now used regularly by organizations worldwide, have become a key method for achieving this aim. Infographics: Designing & Visualizing Data is a comprehensive reference guide for this vital technique.

  6. Thoughts on Designing Information

    Thoughts on Designing Information

    This book contains reflections on the field of information design and its boundaries, working methods, client-designer relations, attitudes, dreams, and frustrations. Special emphasis is placed on how future information designers can be effectively prepared to work in a world that is supposed to provide constant access to information.

  7. Infographics Designers' Sketchbooks

    Infographics Designers' Sketchbooks

    In Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks, more than fifty of the world's leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a rare glimpse of their creative processes. Emphasizing idea-generating methods - from doodles and drawings to three-dimensional and digital mock-ups - this revelatory collection is the first to go inside designers' studios to reveal the art and craft behind infographic design.

  8. The Best American Infographics 2014

    The Best American Infographics 2014

    The Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.

  9. Raw Data - Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

    Raw Data: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

    Raw Data presents work by seventy-three of the worlds most innovative information graphics designers. More than just a survey of finished work, Raw Data gets behind the final image to reveal how a stack of numbers can be transformed into a beautiful image rich with meaning and explanation.

  10. Cool Infographics - Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

    Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

    Cool Infographics presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data.

  11. The Best American Infographics 2013

    The Best American Infographics 2013

    The Best American Infographics features the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.

  12. Design for Information

    Design for Information

    The visualization process doesn't happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one's personal knowledge and creative experiences. Design for Information critically examines other design solutions - current and historic - helping you gain a larger understanding of how to solve specific problems.

  13. Wayshowing > Wayfinding

    Wayshowing > Wayfinding

    Wayshowing > Wayfinding is the completely renewed edition of the standard reference book Wayshowing, published in 2005. This new edition by Per Mollerop is fully updated with digital signage systems and has much more tool-oriented practical content.

  14. Fritz Kahn

    Fritz Kahn

    Fritz Kahn was a German doctor, educator, popular science writer, and information graphics pioneer whose brilliant work has all but fallen into oblivion. Published on the 125th anniversary of Kahn's birth and destined to bring his work back into the spotlight, this monograph features more than 350 illustrations with extensive captions, three original texts by Fritz Kahn, a foreword by Steven Heller, and an essay about Kahn's life and oeuvre.

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    Vignelli Transit Maps

    Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows the growth of the city transportation from separate, independent lines to one large system.

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    Designing Information

    Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design shows designers in all fields - from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how to design complex data and information for meaning, relevance, and clarity.

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    Which Way to Go?

    Which Way to Go? is a superbly illustrated and fully up-to-date compilation of the most innovative international projects of place-making, way-finding and signage design.

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    Basic Sign

    Basic Sign features different signage works and strategies developed by designers from around the world, showcasing a broad range of styles that enhance the book and make it both a compendium of visual input and a great source for inspiration.

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    The book is concerned with a relatively new design discipline at the intersection of graphic design and architecture - wayfinding. It includes the best design solutions from around the world. The publication showcases 245 state-of-the-art wayfinding projects grouped by category; parks, education facilities, corporate environments, commercial spaces, hospitality, transportation, health-care, and so on.

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    Cartographies of Time

    Cartographies of Time is the first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time in Europe and the United States from 1450 to the present. From medieval manuscripts to websites, the book features a wide variety of timelines that in their own unique ways-curving, crossing, branching-defy conventional thinking about the form. Presented in a lavishly illustrated edition, Cartographies of Time is a revelation to anyone interested in the role visual forms have played in our evolving conception of history.

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    Informotion: Animated Infographics

    Informotion is the first reference book devoted to the fundamentals of creating compelling animated infographics. It explains key aspects of how to effectively visualize data, outlines factors that improve the viewer's ability to absorb information, and explores both current tools and future possibilities for crafting moving images.

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    Signage Design

    Signage Designs showcases a great variety of current examples from across the world, indoor and outdoor, ranging from individual buildings like museums, hospitals and stadiums, to larger contexts like subway systems, town districts or entire cities.

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    Screen Design Manual

    Packed with numerous examples this easy-to-use manual provides designers of interactive media with a practical guide to screen design. Written for the working designer the manual shows how to rework information so that it is suitable for the chosen target group and the media they are using.

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    Left, Right, Up, Down

    Left, Right, Up, Down presents current approaches to design that provide orientation in and around buildings. The book provides myriad examples that combine graphic design and architecture so well that the result elegantly meets the specific navigational needs of the situation.

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    Walk This Way: Sign Graphics Now

    Walk This Way is an in-depth study on sign design. The fifty-plus projects were carefully chosen to feature diverse aspects of the discipline, leaving virtually no terrain uncharted in the field of wayfinding and signage.

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    The Information Design Handbook

    Features an inspirational gallery of designs that illustrate how to communicate at a glance, logically, effectively, and with maximum benefit. Includes milestones from the history of information design that illustrate and explain breakthroughs and trends.