Chapter 1: What is information design?

This chapter aims to provide an insight into the subject of information design, to explain its purpose and the various forms it takes. We outline a brief history of information design to put the discipline in context, then discuss why it is necessary and how we use it in our daily lives. Finally, we look at the various ways in which it is presented and how the approach has to be modified depending on the format.

Definitions of information design

In an age where we are bombarded with information, the boundaries between what is and what is not considered information design have become blurred. We consume thousands of pieces of information every day, often without even noticing, so what exactly is information ...

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