INFORMATION DESIGN | conveying information
People interact with information all day, every day. From phone apps to restaurant menus to street signs – a designer made decisions for clarity, simplicity, and style.
Information Design contains elements of multiple design fields: graphic, instructional, and human factors. Read my article HERE. Applications are broad and far-reaching, for example:
- technical writing and user manuals
- academic writing and editing
- explanatory graphics
- software and web UX/ui design
- document design
Section of home security system showing :45 seconds left and counting before armed on the Away setting. An additional 30 seconds can be added if needed.
UX/ui DESIGN | navigating information
User-Centered focus on design – including the process and flow, user interface, and WCAG compliance for online accessibility.
Working toward online accessibility compliance. It is becoming clear that online accessibility is more important than ever. I work to current WCAG standards Level AA.
Article “Online Accessibility: When is it okay to branch an experience?”
UX/ui. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is part of the larger user experience, which is why I type the “ui” in lowercase letters. Icons need to be designed just as much as any other information: with the User in mind.
GRAPHIC DESIGN | displaying information
Graphic design presents shapes, words, colors, and composition in artistic, explanatory, or abstract images. Graphics can also convey information as part of information design.