Information Design and Data Visualization - Articles Archive
from February 17, 2008 to May 2, 2007

In this weekly selection of visual communication tools you can find services to edit your pictures online, to take screenshots and videos of your own desktop, to create thumbnails of any picture and to discover which font has been used to write a document and more. Here ... read more

Robin Good - February 17, 2008

In this weekly selection of visual communication tools you can find tools record your screen and to edit your presentations online, as well as a hot toolkit of some great digital imaging tools: search for any image, edit and apply effects to it, upload and arrange ... read more

Nicolo' Canali De Rossi - February 10, 2008

Need to use Photoshop but it costs too much? Want to edit some pictures online without having to download and install a new software? Need to record a video of your screen and upload it to all major video sharing services with one click? In ... read more

Nicolo' Canali De Rossi - February 4, 2008

Need to edit or add watermarks to your photos, extract a color combination from any image, upload and share presentations, or simply compare writing fonts online without downloading anything on your computer? If so, I may have just found the perfect visual communication toolkit for you. Here ... read more

Nicolo' Canali De Rossi - January 27, 2008

Design scientifically or design for yourself? Design for a specified and scientifically identified marketing target or design for your own pleasure and usefulness? Two really great questions. But to evaluate what may be the very best possible answer to both, I think you need to see ... read more

Robin Good - January 24, 2008

A great set of visual communications tools, to help you prepare impactful images for your next report or to edit and compose your best photo-montage are the key selected tools I and Nico selected this week together with a trio of video recording and downloading tools ... read more

Robin Good - January 20, 2008

In today's selection of cool tools and online services which you may have been missing out on, the focus is on image editing, visual communication, and also on video downloading and conversion. If you need to edit or fix some images without needing to download ... read more

Nicolo' Canali De Rossi - January 13, 2008

Attention profiling is quite possibly the next wave of smarter, more relevant web browsing. APML is an emerging standard that promises to make it much easier for websites and services to cater to your exact tastes, reducing the information overload of seemingly endless web content. When you ... read more

Michael Pick - November 14, 2007

You can tell a great designer from her ability to tune in, identify and deeply understand the needs and expectations of her design client. The greater this ability, the greater, in my experience, the likelihood of design success. Great designers, whether famous or not, are great listeners ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - social web design - November 10, 2007

Communicating effectively a specific message online can be one of the most challenging tasks a web designer can face, especially if who has commissioned the work is part of a large organization in which there are many heads to be "satisfied". The fundamental problem in these situations ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - October 23, 2007

Designing for the web today requires leveraging sound and well-tested information-design principles while increasing the amount of interaction and "social" components offered to your readers. The Web wave 2.0 has seemingly brought significant design innovation in the form of rounded corners, pastel colors, 3D embossed shiny ... read more

Ellyssa Kroski - InfoTangle - October 17, 2007

Tabs are one of the most frequently used navigation design solutions for many web pages needing to provide access to a lot of different content modules. Tabs, like in real life, are similar to an always-on minimalist menu, one that allows easy switching to a different ... read more

Jakob Nielsen - - October 11, 2007

Paul Rand, one of the most prolific and successful American graphic designers of the past century, lays down in this short essay the foundations of what the "politics of design" are all about. Rand's design philosophy is valuable for anyone interested in improving her understanding of ... read more

Robin Good - September 23, 2007

User experience "encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products". And it is this very "user experience" that defines "...the customer’s impression of the company’s offerings, it is user experience that differentiates the company from its competitors, and it is ... read more

Peter Morville - Semantic Studios - September 14, 2007

Communicating clearly aesthetic concepts and ideas that relate to visual design is most often a much underestimated task. Take design presentation meetings in which you, the designer, are expected to showcase your visual proposal and ideas. Do you and your clients talk the same design language? More ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - September 6, 2007

When designing a web site or a multimedia project it is very difficult to keep the client from suggesting design changes or revisions based only on his personal, subjective taste while have him respect a more objective rationale approach in making sound decisions about the interface ... read more

Nick Myers - Cooper - August 29, 2007

I myself, more often than not, am involved in some design process or decision. No matter if we are looking at ways to improve monetization of one of my sites or at how to make it easier for you to publish video clips archives or ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - August 23, 2007

Content aggregation is about to get even easier with the launch of a new service that lets you to drag-and-drop content from any website - or even your desktop - to create your own customized web pages. Get ready to remix the web. Content aggregation and the ... read more

Michael Pick - July 2, 2007

If you want to significantly improve the accessibility of your content while providing an easy way for your readers to scan your information rapidly, you probably need to stop and rethink about your approach to formatting text-based content online. Making your content scannable is one of the ... read more

Robin Good - June 27, 2007

If you are into making serious business with your online web presence and you have advertising on your pages or you sell products or services online, making sure that your web visitors do not get lost when finding out where to click when to order, or ... read more

Robin Good - Lisa Halabi - Webcredible - May 2, 2007

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