Sunday, May 31, 2009

"GOOD" Information Graphics

In my search for newer and better information graphics, I came across GOOD—"a collaboration of individuals, business, and nonprofits pushing the world forward." This site contains many articles and blogs about various environmental, social, and political issues. And most of these posts are accompanied by very interesting and envelope-pushing information graphics, the kind of graphics that provide inspiration when trying to think of new ways to communicate your ideas. A few are shown below:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Making Meaning out of Data

I was recently made aware of a fantastic online article that speaks to how design bridges the gap between data and meaning. In my experience, not all designers can (or want to) spend time thinking about data in an effort to increase communication and understanding. Author, Jon Kolko, shares his insight into what great designers do everyday. Read it for yourself:

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