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On Information Design

The Design Council has published a comprehensive look at information design as part of its About Design series. The article covers the fundamentals of information design as well as its application to business, public services and heaps more stuff including how to become an information designer. It’s a demanding profession:

[Information designers] need specialist knowledge and skills in graphic communication and typography, the psychology of reading and learning, human-computer interaction, usability research and clear writing, plus an understanding of the potential and limitations of different media. Increasingly, the information designer also needs computer skills for typesetting, image handling, page make-up, and web page design.

And I’m proud to consider myself at least part information designer. Although which part, I’m not sure.