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Ch 6: Information Design & Data Visualization

About This Chapter

When working with information in a workplace setting, one variable that employees should keep in mind is the way in which the information is presented, and how conductive the presentation is to understanding. This is known as ~'information design,'' and these engaging lessons go over essential topics your employees will need to know in order to understand it.

Information Design & Data Visualization- Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will instruct employees on significant topics related to the subject of information design and data visualization. Employees will learn about topics such as:

  • The definition and examples of information design
  • Information technology architecture
  • Human factors in information design
  • Different types of data visualization
  • Tools and software for data visualization

When watching the lessons, employees will learn about the definitions of information design and data visualization, as well as some notable examples they may encounter in the workplace. Employees can also assess their understanding of some of these topics by taking the chapter's helpful practice quizzes.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Employees need to be aware of the definitions and importance of information design and data visualization, as well as the different examples of each they may encounter.
  • Provides examples: Given the numerous manifestations of information design relevant to user experience design training, employees must be able to recognize the different types of information design through specific examples.
  • Emphasizes practice: Employees should be familiar not only with the overall definition and types of information design, but also the specific tools and software necessary to employ it in practice.

Skills Covered

Upon completing the lessons, employees will be able to:

  • Identify different types of information design and data visualization
  • Understand the importance and function of information design
  • Work with the necessary tools used in information design
  • Employ information design in different mediums
  • Identify the different factors in information design

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Information Design & Data Visualization
What is Information Design? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Information Design? - Definition & Examples

Conveying information efficiently is very important, more so in today's world where information is flung at us from all directions. In this lesson, we'll take a look at what information design is and why it's important.

What is Information Architecture? - Examples & Definition

2. What is Information Architecture? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you'll learn about information architecture and how it is used to create coherent websites that are easy to navigate. Also learn about information architecture techniques such as card sorting, wireframing, and metadata.

What is Information Technology Architecture? - Definition & Plan

3. What is Information Technology Architecture? - Definition & Plan

Information technology plays such a significant role in business today that most businesses have employees dedicated to its use. In this lesson, we'll take a look at information technology, its architecture, and a plan for creating it.

Information System Design & Development

4. Information System Design & Development

Ever plan a vacation? Well, information systems design and development is the same but on a much grander scale. Discover how information systems design and development has phases and steps in a project.

Human Factors in Information Design

5. Human Factors in Information Design

Presenting information, in a form that we can readily understand, is incredibly important these days, given the vast amount of data at hand. In most instances, we only have a few moments to get our point across. In this lesson, we'll take a look at human factors and how they affect information design.

Data Visualization in Information Design

6. Data Visualization in Information Design

Understanding the vast amounts of information is very important these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at data visualization and information design, what they are, and how they are related.

Types of Data Visualization

7. Types of Data Visualization

Data visualization is the graphical representation intended to communicate information in a meaningful way. The creation of the various types of data visualizations is described in this lesson.

Data Visualization: Tools & Software

8. Data Visualization: Tools & Software

In this lesson, we will describe the most common tools that are used to create a data visualizations and provide explanations behind choosing the best data visualization tool for the job.

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

9. Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Data is very important. But it isn't enough to simply collect it, we must 'see' it. In this lesson, we'll take a look at data visualization, what it means to be interactive, and how the web affects them both.

Content Audits & Inventories: Examples & Tools

10. Content Audits & Inventories: Examples & Tools

Websites, articles, and advertisements, drive sales for a lot of businesses these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at content audits and inventories, some examples, and some tools used to perform them.

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