Monday, May 07, 2012
Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World's Best Information Designers
What Frank Zappa's life has to do with e-waste, whale songs, and the black market for body parts.
Much has been said about visual storytelling and how to tell stories of data in the information age, and there is no shortage of great books on data visualization. But count on Taschen to tackle a big conceptual challenge with a big, beautifully designed book: Information Graphics by art historian Sandra Rendgen explores the four key aspects of visualizing data – Location, Time, Category, and Hierarchy – through exemplary work from more than 200 projects, alongside essays by information architect and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman, Guardian Datablog editor Simon Rogers, Density Design's Paolo Ciuccarelli, and Rendgen herself.