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Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources

Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources
Jan 15 2010 Information architecture can be a daunting subject for designers who’ve never tried it before. Also, creating successful infographics and visualizations takes skill and practice, along with some advance planning. But anyone with graphic design skills can learn to create infographics that are effective and get data across in a user-friendly manner. Below are a collection of resources to get you going down the information architecture and data visualization path. Whether you just want to become more familiar with infographics and data visualizations for occasional use or are thinking of making it a career, the resources below will surely come in handy. 1. Information architecture can be so complex, it’s no wonder there are entire sites dedicated to it. Info Design Patterns Info Design Patterns offers up information architecture news (a fairly new section without a lot of content) and a searchable database of info design patterns. InfoDesign Information Design Watch JJG.net 2. 3.

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22 Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators Have you ever encounter situations where you need to create a simple yet good-looking chart, graphs or diagrams and all you have is your browser? Charts are good and effective way to show relationship between entities but sometimes creating one can be pretty challenging especially when your favorite word processing software is not around. In today’s post, we want to highlight some of the best web services that allow you to create various charts and graphs online on-the-fly. § Section Design A poster created for Texas-based creative agency Test Monki. It was used to promote their s’mores themed open house event to show off their new studio space. We decided to use the idea of a s’more as a metaphor for the services that Test Monki provide.

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. 60 Informative Social Networking and Social Media Infographics Infographics have become the method of choice to communicate data, facts, figures and statistics about a given topic. Social media has fueled their growth and popularity, and there have been a large number of social media infographics created over the past year. Whether you’re interested in analyzing the growth and history of social networking, or you want to break down a given social network and analyze it, there are plenty of social networking infographics to provide all the data you could need, in an easy to read format. We’ve gathered up 60 informative social networking infographics and social media infographics that will show you the differences, growth and social network demographics, as well as the rise in social media advertising spending, social media addiction, and where the blogosphere may be headed next.

Periodic Table of Typefaces Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically.

Tools on Datavisualization A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools 07 May 2012 Tools Flash, JavaScript, Processing, R When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. Elements of Design Quick Reference Sheet Last year, we created a Color Theory Quick Reference Poster - a cheat sheet designed to give you a quick overview of color theory at a glance. It proved fairly popular with the design community, as we received our biggest bump in traffic yet from it, and it remains one of our most popular posts. I know I still reference it quite often. One thing that quite a few readers have asked for is a similar quick reference poster, or cheat sheet, for the Elements of Design.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture Timothy Greig structures the information flow of a library website. Photo by Timothy Greig Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Color Theory Quick Reference Poster It’s always good to be able to articulate design choices to your clients; why you put something where, why you chose the color scheme you did, etc. This knowledge is one of the biggest differences between a designer and a non-designer. But there is a lot to remember when it comes to the realm of graphic design – so much so that it’s pretty much impossible to remember everything from all the theories of graphic design, to web design best practices to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. With that in mind, I decided it would be useful to have all of the basics of color theory contained in one place – specifically, a cool infographic-esque poster. This way, I can quickly reference things that may have slipped to the back of my mind since design school.

25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information. Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means. Below are more than 25 infographics that can be useful to web designers. Some are incredibly practical, some provide information that might be of interest to designers and some just present data that might be interesting to those who design websites all day. If you know of any good ones that we may have missed, please add them in the comments section below. 1.

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