Main focus in the Graphic Design Principles-course studies has been on Data visualistaion. In order to have better understanding what the topic is about I concluded some research.
“main goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. It doesn’t mean that data visualization needs to look boring to be functional or extremely sophisticated to look beautiful. To convey ideas effectively, both aesthetic form and functionality need to go hand in hand, providing insights into a rather sparse and complex data set by communicating its key-aspects in a more intuitive way. Yet designers often fail to achieve a balance between design and function, creating gorgeous data visualizations which fail to serve their main purpose — to communicate information”-Datavisualisation according to Vitaly Friedman (2008) “Data Visualization and Infographics.
Several subjects of data visualisation:
- Displaying news
- Displaying data
- Displaying connections
- Displaying websites
- Articles & resources
- Tools and services
- Information visualisation
All these subjects are closely related to graphic design and information representation.