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The Information Design Handbook [Paperback]

Jenn Visocky O'Grady , Ken Visocky O'Grady

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Book Description

Sept. 23 2008
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.

The best information design often goes "unnoticed" by the viewer because it conveys information so quickly and effectively. The Information Design Handbook celebrates graphics that are exemplars of communication and esthetics, and reveals the thought processes and design skills behind them. This comprehensive guide to creating information graphics is packed with essential design principles, case studies, color palettes, trouble-shooting tips, and much more. Designers will learn to achieve graphics that are visually striking yet concise and supremely funcitional with this must-have resource.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books (Sept. 23 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160061048X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600610486
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 20.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennifer Visocky O'Grady is an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University. Her design work has been recognized in numerous international publications, including Print and HOW magazines, and several books.

Ken Visocky O'Grady is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. He has won numerous awards in international design competitions. His work has also appeared in several books, and was featured in HOW magazine's Business of Design Annual.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good introduction to graphic/information design Oct. 16 2009
By G. Chen - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very excited when I first saw this book in Barnes and Noble. But after reading it, I kept on turning the pages hoping that the next chapter will give me the insightful, in depth information was hoping to get from it. Instead the book gave me very basic information that most graphic designers with a college education would already know. Obvious things like consistency, gestalt theory, hierarchy are covered. There was nothing too new or unconventional or even inspiring. The best that I got out of the book was that it helped reinforce the importance of certain things that I have a bad habit of not doing (like using a grid). This is a great book for a beginner, but if you are looking to go into information design (I am not sure if there even is any book that will provide something more in depth) this book isn't one of them.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide Jan. 28 2009
By M. Sanchez - Published on Amazon.com
Great book to use to introduce students to the topic as well as a refresher for anyone interested in information design. Relevant information, smart writing and design, excellent examples. Highly recommended. These two authors are putting out nice books -- recommend them highly.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Info Design Book March 14 2009
By Sean P. Cowan - Published on Amazon.com
After reading many books on the topic, attending popular seminars and scouring the Web this book presented itself as a comprehensive, easy to read resource. If the purposed of good information design is clear, direct and easy to consume information then this book practices what it preaches. The material covered is incredibly relevant for anyone who is looking to improve their approach to interactive design. The book is loaded with real world examples that make the design philosophies covered something tangible for use in a designers daily thought process and client discussions.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Information Design Handbook by Jenn Visocky O'Grady, Ken Visocky O'Grady Feb. 20 2009
By Ewa Satalecka - Published on Amazon.com
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The Information Design Handbook
It is a great handbook for graphic design students as well as for people interested in organizing information.
Clever, clear, easy understanding.
Well organized with many valuable links. I recommended for my students to learn how to design not only information, also their system of work with any project.
ewa satalecka
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good resource July 4 2009
By David B. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great resource for discussing and developing info graphics for any level designer or person interested creating good info graphics. A good mix of examples and explanations makes this a great book with a great price. As a 10 year vet of the Graphic Design community, I highly recommend it.

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