Envisioning Information

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images and models can communicate complex concepts and ideas in an efficient and powerful way. Maps, graphs, charts, memorials, and instructions are all designed to communicate an idea, philosophy, feeling, or process in a limited space. What are the principles that govern good visual design? How can we determine if the information that an image is trying to convey is complete and/or accurate? How can we use words, numbers, color, fonts, space, and images to communicate data, ideas, emotions, and complex concepts? This project-based course strives to guide our way as we consume and create informative and compelling graphs, maps, and images.