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An Introduction to Information Design by Andy Ellison, Kathryn Coates

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Chapter 4: Legibility and readability

This chapter looks at the fundamentals of communicating through type, image and graphic elements. It is important when producing a piece of information design to ensure that the message is communicated clearly without any ambiguity. The use of typography, colour and graphic elements is crucial to transmitting the necessary information in all design contexts, and every choice has an impact and significance.

Understanding legibility and readability

When referring to legibility and readability, most people think primarily about typography. The dictionary definition, however, refers to being able to read clearly. This means that legibility and readability can be applied to imagery as well as typography. For our ...

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