Information Design by Robert Jacobson

This book gives a clear overview of how information can be helpful to designers and which techniques designers should apply to make information meaningful and useful to the crowds. In particular, a chapter of this book captured my interested, Presenting Information by Jef Raskin. He discusses the terminology used in the field of Information Design by proposing a different approach towards the analysis of the subject.

“Information is an abstraction from any meaning a message might have and from any particular form a message might take.” (Jef Raskin, 2000)

In his analysis, Raskin tries to explain how the difference between information and meaning needs to be clearly distinct as practicing information design is about giving meaning to a set of data, or information.

Find out more about Jef Raskin and his books.


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