Informationdesign is a process orientated design discipline, which aims to visualize data, structure complex issues and share knowledge with users. Informationdesign is published on analog and digital media and can be used in a static or interactive way.
But, are there existing guidelines, tools or methods for the usage of analog or digital visualisations? Also for the decision-making? What are the possiblities in visual appearances, layouting, interactions, etc.?
A catalogue shows the different DNA of object-, data- and spatial-graphics.
Three basic visualization types divide the huge field of information design into object-graphics, data-graphics and spatial-graphics. Therefore I designed three posters for each category, which contain single steps for creating informationgraphics on analog and digital media.
The whole poster guide you through the process and provides a unique DNA, which displays all your chosen parameters, like data, suitable visual appearance, media and interactions, etc.
At the end, there is a catalogue which shows the produced graphic in a real way.
The catalogue is helping advanced information designers in whole process of producing graphics. The work visualises the complexity of decision-making in the shape of different DNAs and also finds suitable and fitting solutions. It prevents inappropriate visualisations and sensitises the user for using analog and digital media.
This project started as a master thesis in 2015 (Augsburg) and is now the basis of my main research field.