Posted tagged ‘information graphics’

Fast Company article on communication through images

April 1, 2008

I really liked this short piece in the front of the April ’08 Fast Company on corporations attempts to disseminate motivational corporate policies and business goals to a large, diverse staff. Each concept under discussion is illustrated on a napkin in sketch form next to it’s relevant block of copy (the concepts are samples of real-life situations from the book The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam). Perfect front-of-book content, short, interesting and worth further study by the reader outside of the magazine.
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Reading above my level…

February 11, 2008

…whatever that means. I just got Edward R Tufte’s “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” in the mail today. I have a feeling that however hard I try, most of what he writes will be beyond my limited attention span. However, glancing through it I immediately caught what I think was a dig at one of my own personal heroes; Nigel Holmes, and a very obvious favoring of text-based charts, which may be defeating the purpose of my purchasing this particular book, which was to learn more about the simplification of visual information. Of course, that might be a good thing.
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