Information Design and Data Visualization - Articles Archive
from March 28, 2004 to May 22, 2003

An excellent paper covering the application of Minimalist principles to interface design, UI optimization and other HCI-related work. In this presentation, the four basic principles of minimalism are introduced, (1. Choose an action-oriented approach, 2. Anchor the tool in the task domain, 3. Support error recognition ... read more

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD - The Center for Information-Development Management - March 28, 2004
Find out what interaction designers, information architects and multimedia producers think Experience Design really is. Excerpted and carefully picked from an ongoing exchange started yesterday on the AIGA YahooGroup Discussion List, this is a great collection of contributions facilitating greater understanding of ED for both the ... read more

Robin Good - March 24, 2004
People may initially scan read on the Web; their eyes moving quickly across a page. However, when they find the keywords they are interested in, they tend to tunnel read. What this means is that they focus on a specific set of content. They basically don't ... read more

Gerry McGovern - March 19, 2004

Examine the strategic planning experience of the Information Design and Development organization in DuPont's External Affairs division. It describes why they undertook a strategic planning initiative, the proces used, the logistics involved in preparing for and carrying out the process, and the results of their work. ... read more

Robin Good - EServer TC Library - March 17, 2004
"Information design is not necessarily about databases, spreadsheets or even info graphics. It's about process - designers and clients working together to solve problems and convey complex information through design systems that are functional and (as a consequence) beautiful." A must-have 7-page PDF clearly explaining how ... read more

Robin Good - Adobe - March 5, 2004
Map24 offers a unique Java applet solution for unlimited, interactive map navigation of Europe. If you have a Java-enabled computer and a good speedy connection to the Internet, this is something worthwhile giving a good look to. Navigation is extremely smooth and effective and it is ... read more

Robin Good - Map24 - March 2, 2004
Information design is concerned with making complex information easier to understand and to use. It is a rapidly growing discipline that draws on typography, graphic design, applied linguistics, applied psychology, applied ergonomics, computing, and other fields. It emerged as a response to people's need to understand ... read more

Robin Good - Design Council - February 24, 2004
Search engine promotion is important: most visitors use a search engine to find your site. But once they arrive, they have to be able to actually use the site and understand the content. Otherwise, your site is a waste of their time. A well prepared, organized ... read more

Robin Good - February 21, 2004 is Europe's most popular mapping web site, offering a range of free, useful services to assist with everyday life. Key features include street-level maps of the United Kingdom, Europe, and the US; road maps of the world; door-to-door travel directions; aerial photographs; and local information. ... read more

Robin Good - Multimap - February 20, 2004
"ISO is developing a new standard for web usability. The new standard will be of interest to anyone who designs, evaluates or commissions web sites and it is likely to have a significant impact in improving the overall usability of the web." ... read more

Robin Good - via InfoDesign: Understanding By Design - February 14, 2004
This fascinating project originating at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, uses the process of organic information design to visualize the changing structure of a Web site, juxtaposed with usage and traffic information. Very interesting indeed. ... read more

Robin Good - February 12, 2004
Free (for now) this new online service provides all you need to have your calligraphy become an official digital typeface for both the Mac and the PC. Good handwriting and scanner required. ... read more

Robin Good - [via] - February 2, 2004
Musicplasma is a visual search engine that allows to find music tracks and authors according to the musical genre they belong to. Through the basic application of some essential information design techniques Musciplasma shows once again how powerful information visualization can be in the realm of ... read more

Robin Good - Master New Media - January 27, 2004
A visual comparison of various distances. From the height of the Shuttle's typical orbit to the distance Earth travels in one second. ... read more

Paul Falstad - [via xBlog] - January 16, 2004
Professor Stilgoe, who teaches the art of exploration introduces his students to a method of discovering a hidden world that's always been right in plain view. Most people, when they learn to read, stop looking around. The power of acute observation is one of nature's most ... read more

Robin Good - CBS News - January 16, 2004
A new online resource entirely devoted to Information Design. It organizes and brings together a great number of resources, contacts, people and organizations that operate in the field of Information Design. Recommended. ... read more

Robin Good - InfoDesign - January 2, 2004
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Robin Good - Master New Media - November 19, 2003
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Robin Good - Master New Media - May 22, 2003

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