Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Book - 2014
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"We have entered the period of Big Data, where huge amounts of information can be gathered and processed with ever greater speeds, where algorithms have become so refined that they can predict behavior and tell us what we want. Increasingly, graphic designers and illustrators try to understand what all the information we have collected really means and how we can make sense of it to improve our personal and professional lives. This is not new: humans have been trying to map their worlds since they could draw. More recently, in our Information Age, many publications have collected examples of information graphics. Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks, however, is the first publication to get behind the finished image, to reveal how a stack of numbers could be transformed into a beautiful image rich with meaning and explanation. From the political charts of the New York Times to gadget instruction manuals, from creating a narrative out of complex process or spaces to mapping physical fitness, visualizing data is one of the preoccupations of our day. This timely publication, which will appeal to graphic and interaction designers as well as information visualizers across all media and subjects, offers a deeper understanding of how a diverse range of designers attempt to explain our world.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616892869
Branch Call Number: 741.6 HEL NVD
Characteristics: 351 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Landers, Rick

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