Information Design and Data Visualization - Articles Archive
from February 8, 2011 to May 6, 2009

Information Design and Data Visualization integrate tools, technologies and methods that enable human beings to communicate more effectively technical information and to extract at-a-glance greater meaning from it. Information Design addresses effective communication with a rational, scientific eye. Data visualization is key to extracting instant meaning from large of amounts of information.

When it comes to web design, my mantra hasn't changed over the years: let beauty be a consequence of great layout, navigation and usability decisions, not a goal or strategic objective to pursue. This is why I also think that an effective web design strategy can ... read more

Robin Good - February 8, 2011

Working toward making a web site more "usable" rather than "prettier" is always a good idea. While we often get lost in having our web sites designed in a way that pleases us, this is not exactly the best way to make our audience happy and ... read more

Robin Good - December 30, 2010

What makes for an excellent website design? How can you tell the difference between a web design that really works and one based on a popular cheap template? What's the difference between having an impactful look and delivering real design value? If you are not an experienced ... read more

Robin Good - December 28, 2010

Can information architecture principles be easily put to good use when trying to help your readers find relevant content on your site? When your web site is so full of content that a simple search box won't do the trick anymore, what can you do to ... read more

Stefano De Caro, Nicoletta Di Blas and Luigi Spagnolo - Archives & Museum Informatics - September 1, 2010

How can you leverage information architecture to improve content findability and facilitate online content exploration on your web site? Making all the bits of your content you have published easily findable to your readers is not an easy task, especially when you have a large amount ... read more

Stefano De Caro, Nicoletta Di Blas and Luigi Spagnolo - Archives & Museum Informatics - August 24, 2010

"How do I mobilize my website?" is probably a question you have already started asking. But after the initial curiosity, you have not found yet the time to think seriously about when and how you are going to convert your web site or blog into a ... read more


How can you help your readers find what they are looking for on your website? How can you facilitate their need to know what to click next or where to look when in search for something? Navigation instructions, or as someone calls them, interface design instructions ... read more

Connie Malamed - Understanding Graphics - July 22, 2010

Professional wireframing and web design prototyping tools take a step forward compared with free wireframing tools and commercial website prototyping tools, by allowing you to draw highly-realistic mockups of websites. In this MasterNewMedia guide you will find the best professional wireframing and website prototyping tools that ... read more


How slow is your website when accessed by a typical reader with an average Internet connection? Find out now: Check out Google Webmaster Tools, or go to and type your website URL, or do a test on GTMetrix and see where your page load times ... read more

Jakob Nielsen - Useit - June 29, 2010

A nice, gorgeous-looking web site which has no design or navigation intelligence is a like handsome man with no brains. It may be nice to look at him but anyone would rapidly get bored with such a partner. Same thing happens on the web. While many ... read more

Stijn Debrouwere - Stdout - June 24, 2010

Wireframing and website prototyping tools allow you to take full control of your website architecture without hiring a web designer. You can build a faithful draft of what your website layout will look like without detailing color, graphics and specific design elements. In this MasterNewMedia guide ... read more


How do go about improving or creating great website designs? Unless you have some references and key principles showing you how critical legibility, layout and content organization are, in determining your site look and feel, you are going to remain unsatisfied. Solving your typical web design ... read more


Website prototyping and wireframing tools can help you sketch out and draft your overall website architecture without the need to hire a web designer to do it. For this reason, wireframing is the first step one should consider when designing a new website. In this MasterNewMedia ... read more


Personas, in the world of user experience design, identify and paint detailed key customer profiles so that, who markets to them within your company, can more easily picture and empathize who they are addressing. In other words: Personas, which are nothing else but research-based descriptions ... read more

Alistair Gray - Webcredible - May 7, 2010

Does website accessibility and web standards really matter for an online web publisher? Is there really an advantage in spending serious time and resources to make your website standards-compliant? Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on website accessibility, and it looks like no-one has a ... read more

Drazen Dobrovodski - April 19, 2010

How can online journalists improve their design, usability and content creation skills? In this MasterNewMedia report journalist Eric Ulken shares some valuable insights on what online journalists can learn from web interaction designers to improve the way they create, layout and distribute their content. Usability and ... read more

Eric Ulken - De Nieuwe Reporter - February 10, 2010

If you are interested in finding out what I think 2010 and beyond have in store for you, when it comes to new media, communication, marketing, learning, collaboration and new technologies, you have landed in the right place. This is Part 2 of MasterNewMedia yearly report ... read more

Robin Good - January 8, 2010

Every end of the year I stop to write down my thoughts about what's coming up next, when it comes to communication, collaboration, learning, marketing, media and technology, as this is the busy and fast-changing crossroad where I hang out most frequently. This time it has ... read more

Robin Good - January 6, 2010

Mind mapping tools are an effective way to collaborate, brainstorm, visualize and plan ideas either on your own or with other people. If you still use tons of sticky notes to organize your thoughts, in this online guide I have collected and reviewed the best ... read more

Robin Good - August 10, 2009

Tracking and monitoring your incoming links can provide you with great and valuable insight into which sites, social media and other web traffic sources are sending you the best and most qualified visitors for your web site. But how do you go about analyzing those incoming ... read more

Pavel Israelsky - Nana10 - May 6, 2009

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