Information Design Workbook: Graphic Approaches, Solutions, and Inspiration + 30 Case Studies

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Rockport Publishers, Feb 1, 2010 - Design - 240 pages
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New in paperback, this workbook is a methodical yet comprehensive approach to conveying the fundamentals of avant-garde, innovative, information design by examining history, theory, criticism, technology and media, process, method, and practice.

Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, readers get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information design to effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. The back half of the book contains a wide range of case studies from design firms around the world so designers can see the techniques previously outlined in the first half of the book. The author also critiques and explains why the design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?).

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User Review  - jsonin - LibraryThing

For an information design book, it often doesn't eat its own dog food. * the pictures are small: give us full-page examples and dissections * high number of type treatments and extra words (from the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kim Baer, is principal of Los Angeles-based design studio KBDA, which she founded in 1982.

The firm's client list ranges from nonprofit organizations, such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, UCLA, and Chamber Music Los Angeles, to consumer-oriented companies, such as Nike, Nissan, and Hilton Hotels.

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