Category Archives: Information Design

Hot Topics in Information Design

I have accepted to work for the Information Design Journal as Special Interest Editor. I want to think in the open about this: What is a “hot topic” anyway? In my view there are four criteria for any topic to be “hot”: the news value actuality amount of discussion in the community touching “high-level aspects” […]
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Fast Company: Is Information Visualization the Next Frontier for Design?

This article asks wether or not Information Visualization is a field on its own in Information Design: If we’re going to live in a world driven by data, the thinking goes, we need a simple means of digesting it all. We are increasingly a visual society, and our understanding of the world is increasingly made […]
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Information Design and the Monetary System

I am personally interested in how the lack of information or proper presentation of that information led to the current financial crisis. Obviously the information was available — but not well understood, not correctly aggregated or falsely interpreted by politicians that were responsible for phony policies and flawed legislations.
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New semester: Information Mapping 2

I decided to repeat a seminar from a couple of years ago: Information Mapping. This time I want to suggest two optional research topics that I think might be very intersting to work upon: the first is “60 years Hiroshima” and the second is “Deforestation“. I got interested in the Hiroshima topic last year when […]
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Information Visualization Companies

Marian Steinbach has collected companies specialized on information visualization: This is a list of some ~30 companies which have a focus on products or services that deal with information visualization. From A like Aaron Marcus + Associates to X like XPLANE.
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Information Design reading list

Prof. David K. Farkas has setup an interesting and valuable reading list for his Information Design class at the University of Washington.
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