Visual Thinking for Information Design

Visual Thinking for Information Design
Author: Colin Ware
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780128235676
ISBN 13: 0128235675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking for Information Design Book Review:

Visual Thinking for Information Design, Second Edition brings the science of perception to the art of design. Designers increasingly need to present information in ways that aid their audience's thinking process. Fortunately, results from the relatively new science of human visual perception provide valuable guidance. In this book, Colin Ware takes what we now know about perception, cognition, and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that students and designers can directly apply. He demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition - extensions of the viewer's brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user's hand. The book includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams. Renamed from the first edition, Visual Thinking for Design, to more accurately reflect the focus on infographics, this timely revision has been updated throughout and includes more content on pattern perception, the addition of new material illustrating color assimilation, and a new chapter devoted to communicating ideas with images. Presents visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques Provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities Includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams The book is steeped in the principles of "active vision,” which views graphic designs as cognitive tools Features a new chapter titled Communicating Ideas with Images that focuses on a new emerging theory of human cognition and how that theory, which deals with the construction and refinement of predictive mental models in the mind, provides a solid foundation for reasoning about what should go into a presentation

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking
Author: Colin Ware
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080558417
ISBN 13: 0080558410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking Book Review:

Visual Thinking brings the science of perception to the art of design. Designers increasingly need to present information in ways that aid their audience’s thinking process. Fortunately, results from the relatively new science of human visual perception provide valuable guidance. In this book, Colin Ware takes what we now know about perception, cognition, and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that designers can directly apply. He demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition – extensions of the viewer’s brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user’s hand. The book includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams. Experienced professional designers and students alike will learn how to maximize the power of the information tools they design for the people who use them. Presents visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques Provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities Includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams Steeped in the principles of “active vision, which views graphic designs as cognitive tools

Visual Thinking for Design

Visual Thinking for Design
Author: Colin Ware
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780123708960
ISBN 13: 0123708966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking for Design Book Review:

Presenting visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques, this text provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities.

Visual Thinking for Information Design

Visual Thinking for Information Design
Author: Colin Ware
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN 10: 0128235683
ISBN 13: 9780128235683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking for Information Design Book Review:

Visual Thinking for Information Design, Second Edition brings the science of perception to the art of design. The book takes what we now know about perception, cognition and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that students and designers can directly apply. It demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition and extensions of the viewer’s brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user’s hand. The book includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams. Renamed from the first edition, Visual Thinking for Design, to more accurately reflect its focus on infographics, this timely revision has been updated throughout and includes more content on pattern perception, the addition of new material illustrating color assimilation, and a new chapter devoted to communicating ideas through images. Presents visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques Provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities Includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams Steeped in the principles of “active vision, which views graphic designs as cognitive tools Features a new chapter titled Communicating Ideas with Images that focuses on a new emerging theory of human cognition and how that theory, which deals with the construction and refinement of predictive mental models in the mind, provides a solid foundation for reasoning about what should go into a presentation

Graphic Design Play Book

Graphic Design Play Book
Author: Sophie Cure,Barbara Seggio
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 9781786273963
ISBN 13: 1786273969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Design Play Book Book Review:

An entertaining and highly original introduction to graphic design, this beautifully designed book uses puzzles and visual challenges to demonstrate how typography, signage, posters, and branding work. Through a series of games and activities, including spot the difference, matching games, drawing, and dot-to-dot, readers are introduced to concepts and techniques in an engaging and interactive way. Further explanation and information is provided by solution pages and a glossary, and a loose-leaf section contains stickers, die-cut templates, and colored paper to help readers complete the activities. Illustrated with typefaces, posters, and pictograms by distinguished designers including Otl Aicher, Pierre Di Sciullo, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz, the book will be enjoyed both by graphic designers, and anyone interested in finding out more about visual communication.

Information Visualization

Information Visualization
Author: Colin Ware
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0123814642
ISBN 13: 9780123814647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Visualization Book Review:

"This is a book about what the science of perception can tell us about visualization. There is a gold mine of information about how we see to be found in more than a century of work by vision researchers. The purpose of this book is to extract from that large body of research literature those design principles that apply to displaying information effectively"--

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies
Author: Philip Yenawine
Publsiher: Harvard Education Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1612506119
ISBN 13: 9781612506111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking Strategies Book Review:

"What’s going on in this picture?" With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It provides for open-ended yet highly structured discussions of visual art, and significantly increases students’ critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way. Philip Yenawine, former education director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and cocreator of the VTS curriculum, writes engagingly about his years of experience with elementary school students in the classroom. He reveals how VTS was developed and demonstrates how teachers are using art—as well as poems, primary documents, and other visual artifacts—to increase a variety of skills, including writing, listening, and speaking, across a range of subjects. The book shows how VTS can be easily and effectively integrated into elementary classroom lessons in just ten hours of a school year to create learner-centered environments where students at all levels are involved in rich, absorbing discussions.

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking
Author: Williemien Brand
Publsiher: BIS Publishers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-03-30
ISBN 10: 9789063694531
ISBN 13: 9063694539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking Book Review:

Visual thinking and drawing are both becoming increasingly important in today's business settings. A picture really can tell a thousand words. Visualization is a crucial part of the journey for companies seeking to boost enterprise agility, break down silos and increase employee and customer engage­ment. Visualizing thought processes can help break down complex problems. It empowers teams and staff to build on one another's ideas, fosters collaboration, jump-starts co-creation and boosts innovation. This book will help brush aside misconceptions that may have prevented you using these techniques in your workplace. You don't need Van Gogh's artistic talent or Einstein's intelligence to harness the power of visual thinking and make your company more successful. With the right mindset and the simple skills this book provides you the skills to develop your own signature and style and start generating change by integrating visual communication into your business setting.

Experiences in Visual Thinking

Experiences in Visual Thinking
Author: Robert H. McKim,Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Robert McKim
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105000091731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiences in Visual Thinking Book Review:

An experiential approach to the development of new thinking skills investigates the kinds of visual images that are the primary vehicles of visual thinking, materials, and environmental conditions conductive to visual thinking, and the significance of ide

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 9780520018716
ISBN 13: 0520018710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking Book Review:

The 35th anniversary of this classic of art theory.

Visual Thinking for Architects and Designers

Visual Thinking for Architects and Designers
Author: Ronald J. Kasprisin,James Pettinari
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038428416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking for Architects and Designers Book Review:

Kasprisin and Pettinari (Kasprisin Pettinari Design: Architects and Urban Planners, Seattle) present their concept of "visual thinking," which involves drawing three-dimensional renderings as a means to create environment-friendly architectural designs in urban areas. They take the reader through the design process: principles, elements, techniques of drawing; visualizing place as context; scaling; phasing; and how to involve the public in the design. Four detailed case studies and over 300 drawings illuminate the reality behind the theory. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Discover Bio Design Thinking

Discover Bio Design Thinking
Author: Dr. Rudy A. Magnan
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1984525573
ISBN 13: 9781984525574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Bio Design Thinking Book Review:

Our minds are organized into a certain mind-set based on our perception of the reality we develop in our socialization into society. I believe that because we are living and operating a new creative paradigm filled with new ideas, concepts, and laws, we must begin to challenge our existing mind-set and seek creative concepts and methods that will allow us to see this new alternative reality that many refuse to recognize and accept. We can look at nature as a composite of isolated snapshots showing its beauty, or we can view the incredible and intelligent design and function behind every plant, tree, and living creature. The intended goal of the book is to provoke your mind to see this incredible bio design from which we can begin to develop a higher level of understanding and meaning. We will soon realize that we will discover and recognize new patterns as we process new information. We will begin to connect ideas and concepts previously not connected. We will raise the quality of our perceptions and thinking using the intelligent design found in nature.

Problems Solutions

Problems  Solutions
Author: Richard Wilde
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015025992077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems Solutions Book Review:

The Back of the Napkin

The Back of the Napkin
Author: Dan Roam
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 9789814382243
ISBN 13: 9814382248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Back of the Napkin Book Review:

Any problem can be made clearer with a picture, and any picture can be made using the same simple set of tools and rules. When Herb Kelleher was brainstorming about how to beat the traditional hub-and-spoke airlines, he grabbed a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Used properly, a simple drawing on a humble napkin is more powerful than Excel or PowerPoint. It can help us crystallize ideas, think outside the box, and communicate it in a way that other people simply 'get.' Dan Roam argues that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. As a consultant, he's shown Microsoft, eBay, and Wells Fargo how to solve problems with pictures. Now, drawing on twenty years of visual problem solving combined with recent discoveries in vision science, he shows anyone how to clarify a problem or sell an idea by visually breaking it down using a simple set of visual-thinking tools. His strategies take advantage of everyone's innate ability to look, see, imagine, and show. The Back of the Napkin proves that thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights. This book will help you literally see the world in a new way. 'Inspiring! It teaches you a new way of thinking in a few hours - what more could you ask from a book?' Dan Health, author of Made to Stick 'As painful as it is for any writer to admit, a picture *is* sometimes worth a thousand words. That's why I learned so much from this book. With style and wit, Dan Roam has provided a smart, practical primer on the power of visual thinking.' Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind 'This book is a must-read for managers and business leaders. Visual thinking frees your mind to solve problems in unique and effective ways.' Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures 'Visual information is much more interesting than verbal information. So if you want to make a point, do it with images, pictures or graphics.' Roger Black, media design leader, author of Websites That Work 'We all dread business meetings with their mountains of documents and the endless bulleted PowerPoints, Roam cuts through all that to demonstrate how simple drawings - executed while the audience watches - communicate infinitely better than those complex presentations.' Bill Yenne, author of Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint 'If you want to communicate in the global economy, you need only learn one new language: the language of visual thinking. Even if you have two left brains and no artistic talent, Dan Roam will have you running to the whiteboard, dazzling colleagues with your ability to summarize complicated concepts with simple pictures.' Chelsea Hardaway, author of Why Business People Speak Like Idiots

The Creativity Code

The Creativity Code
Author: Gore Alex
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780997927528
ISBN 13: 0997927526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creativity Code Book Review:

What if you are one sketch away from success? What if you are one connection away from a breakthrough? The Creativity Code provides the mold to pour your creativity into.

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
Author: Karen Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN 10: 1317552350
ISBN 13: 9781317552352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Design for Architects Book Review:

Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

Information Dashboard Design

Information Dashboard Design
Author: Stephen Few
Publsiher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-01
ISBN 10: 9781600330193
ISBN 13: 1600330193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Dashboard Design Book Review:

Dashboards have become popular in recent years as uniquely powerful tools for communicating important information at a glance. Although dashboards are potentially powerful, this potential is rarely realized. The greatest display technology in the world won't solve this if you fail to use effective visual design. And if a dashboard fails to tell you precisely what you need to know in an instant, you'll never use it, even if it's filled with cute gauges, meters, and traffic lights. Don't let your investment in dashboard technology go to waste. This book will teach you the visual design skills you need to create dashboards that communicate clearly, rapidly, and compellingly. "Information Dashboard Design will explain how to: Avoid the thirteen mistakes common to dashboard design Provide viewers with the information they need quickly and clearly Apply what we now know about visual perception to the visual presentation of information Minimize distractions, cliches, and unnecessary embellishments that create confusion Organize business information to support meaning and usability Create an aesthetically pleasing viewing experience Maintain consistency of design to provide accurate interpretation Optimize the power of dashboard technology by pairing it with visual effectiveness Stephen Few has over 20 years of experience as an IT innovator, consultant, and educator. As Principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen focuses on data visualization for analyzing and communicating quantitative business information. He provides consulting and training services, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University ofCalifornia in Berkeley. He is also the author of "Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. Visit his website at www.perceptualedge.com.

Visual Doing

Visual Doing
Author: Willemien Brand
Publsiher: BIS Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 9789063694999
ISBN 13: 9063694997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Doing Book Review:

After the success of 2017's Visual Thinking, the author noticed that people enjoy discovering how easy it is to use drawings in business communication. But they still have no guide to satisfy their desire to tell a visual story in a very simple way. That is why the author has now written Visual Doing. This book will fulfil this desire, not by drilling deeper into the advice in the first book, but by "undeepening" Chapters 3 and 4. These chapters, both about drawing in visual business settings, are now broken down into ready-to-implement skills and tools. Visual Doing will improve your visual craftsmanship and broaden your skillset. It's a practical and accessible handbook for incorporating visual thinking into your daily business and communication. The author leads you through a new range of exercises, techniques and subjects which will help you to tell your own visual story. It takes a look at these subjects from different perspectives: "me as an individual", "we as a team" and "us as a company". It helps you to clarify complex information, pitch innovative strategies and foster a visual culture within your organisation. Learn how to show and share your ideas in a fun, clear and compelling way so you can inspire, engage and activate yourself and others.

Present Yourself

Present Yourself
Author: Kit Seeborg,Andrea Meyer
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN 10: 1449342337
ISBN 13: 9781449342333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Yourself Book Review:

With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience. Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs. Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

Fundamentals of Data Visualization
Author: Claus O. Wilke
Publsiher: O'Reilly Media
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-03-18
ISBN 10: 1492031054
ISBN 13: 9781492031055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Data Visualization Book Review:

Effective visualization is the best way to communicate information from the increasingly large and complex datasets in the natural and social sciences. But with the increasing power of visualization software today, scientists, engineers, and business analysts often have to navigate a bewildering array of visualization choices and options. This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems, and it provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Author Claus O. Wilke teaches you the elements most critical to successful data visualization. Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value Understand the importance of redundant coding to ensure you provide key information in multiple ways Use the book’s visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizations Get extensive examples of good and bad figures Learn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story