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An Introduction to Information Design by Andy Ellison, Kathryn Coates

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Chapter 3: Structuring information

Structure is essential when presenting information to an audience. We need to think about how our audience receive and are guided through information, what they see and when. This chapter demonstrates practical ways in which to structure designs and also gives visual examples of poor structure and hierarchy to use as a comparison. Whether you are designing information for print, interactive or the environment, well-organized information placed within a well-designed structure with application of a clear hierarchy will aid communication of information and content.

Grids

Imagine a page in a book or newspaper, or a webpage full of information. All of the information, text and data are the same size; there is no ...

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