7. information design
last two theoric lessons were about how informations can be visually represented.
this is like the sum of all the theory: typography, visual grammar and colour are used to visualize data in infographics.
information can be organized with LATCH method (by Richard Saul Wurman).
Location is generally used to represent data on a map, or for the visualization of a system or body parts.Alphabet is used to handle a large number of data. Time is used to draw comparisons and conclusion on a timeline Cathegory is grouping data by similar importance, using colour or placement. Hierarchy is give a value or a weight on information, usually on a scale. this is our big timeline!
here is an interesting infographic made by visitors of a Royal Geographical Society photography exposition. I really like the collective contribute to create this simple but genial map.