Since this book first published in 2006, the field of information visualization has changed dramatically. First, information visualization has exploded online and on other digital platforms. Second, information graphics reporting has encompassed nearly every sector of communication and business. Visual reporting skills are not only relevant in traditional news environments, but many other professions as well.
This edition seeks to address these changes by providing learners with a cross-platform, cross-industry approach to instruction. It will include a robust, dynamic website complete with regularly updated examples of print, online, and broadcast graphics, as well as useful tutorials and exercises.
This book covers everything you need to know about reporting with graphics; information visualization and graphic design from a journalistic perspective.
A companion website includes regularly updated examples of print, online, and broadcast graphics, as well as tutorials and exercises.
Chapters include relevant case studies and conclude with essays from experts. When appropriate, resource files for exercises (such as Illustrator templates, images, and/or other visual reference material) will also be provided on the companion website.
Table of Contents
1. Visual Storytelling 2. Storytelling in the Age of Data 3. Research & Writing for Information Graphics 4. Designing Information Graphics 5. Maps 6. Diagrammatical Graphics 7. Motion Graphics 8. Information Graphics and Society 9. Visual Ethics
Jennifer George-Palilonis is a full professor in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University. She holds the George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship and is the co-director for the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development (centerforemdd.com). She teaches graduate courses in user experience, usability testing methods, theories and frameworks in human-computer interaction, and design thinking, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in information graphics reporting and interaction design. She holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.