Book: Design for Information

0_DI_frontCoverDesign for Information front coverIntroductionChapter 1: Hierarchical StructuresChapter 2: Relational StructuresChapter 3: Temporal StructuresChapter 4: Spatial StructuresChapter 5: Spatio-Temporal StructuresChapter 6: Textual Structures

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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REVIEWS:
Robert Kosara’s review: http://eagereyes.org/criticism/review-isabel-meirelles-design-information
Alberto Cairo’s review: http://www.thefunctionalart.com/search?q=meirelles
Review in Choice May 2014 51:51-4823: http://www.cro3.org/content/51/09/51-4823.extract
Robert Grant’s review in Significance Volume 11, Issue 3, p.43: http://www.significancemagazine.org/details/magazine/6423871/Reviews.html
Aaron Marcus’s review in Information Design Journal—IDJ 20(3), 2013, 296–297: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/idj.20.3.10mar