Design for Information: An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations (Rockport, 2013) offers an integrative approach to learning basic methods and graphical principles for the visual presentation of information. The book surveys current visualizations that are analyzed for their content (information) as well as for their methods of presentation and design strategies (design). The objective is to provide readers with critical and analytical tools that can benefit the design process of visualizing data. While the book targets design students, it can be helpful to students in other disciplines involved with visualizing information, such as those in the (digital) humanities and in most of the sciences. My intention was to represent all disciplines in the book by including content and authors from diverse disciplines. It is my hope that the book will help broaden the dialogue and reduce the gap between two communities —designers and scientists— and foster problem-solving skills in designing for information.
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List of relevant upcoming events mostly related to the book:
February 14-15: Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design at Trafalgar Road Campus, Oakville, Canada. Public lecture (14) and one-day workshop (15) introducing principles of information visualization to a group of interdisciplinary students and faculty.
March 3-4: Public lecture (4) and one-day workshop ( 3) introducing principles of information visualization to graduate design students with hands-on project.York University, Department of Design, Toronto, Canada
April 7-8: Information Design Matters, Information Design Conference organized by the UK Information design Association, London, UK. Will present the talk: Monitoring our burgeoning discipline (8).