Information Design Basics

Information Design Basics

COURSE Description

Ever thought about how you usually understand signs and color codes even when there is no text? How can a color give you a sign of danger, how can you understand a sign with no text? And how does designs change into information?

This course is open for anyone who wants to create clear information design (eg, charts, diagrams or ‘infographics’) or have an understanding of how to use it.

No previous design experience is needed for this course, it is about the underlying principles of effective visual communication.

You will be introduced to the steps you need to create successful visualizations, including key lessons in typography, information architecture, layout, color, and more.

By the end of this course you should be able to understand and use the principles of information design, assess information design and have the capacity to improve upon it, as well as effectively organize and present information that appeals, is understandable and helps people retain information.


prerequisites

Subscribers will benefit more from the course with previous knowledge in Paint or Adobe Illustrator.


What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to information design and the history of data visualization.

  • Basic skills in data visualization.

  • Building your own visual modeling frameworks.

  • Tips on preparing and finalising visualized information before it is published.

  • Available tools on the Internet that helps you visualize information.

  • The use of infographics in various industries: the economy, the press and the community.

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COURSE INSTRUCTOR AND STAFF

Nada Jaffal

Nada Jaffal is a design researcher who is skilled at synthesizing complex data, then translating it into meaningful and actionable insights. She taught as a full time lecturer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the German Jordanian University in Amman for four consecutive years, and now she occasionally teaches at Design Institute Amman. Previously she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design focusing on Design Research and Design Leadership from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her personal design research interests center around designing innovative solutions for social issues like education reform and sustainability.


Hiba Hamdallah

Hiba Hamdallah is a visual designer. Having studied at the German Jordanian University and obtaining a bachelor in Design and Visual Communication, she was able to find her passion which is to take creative thoughts and ideas and turn them into actual designs, products and projects. Editorial and Information Design are design fields she is very interested in, as a result her graduation project was a book called ‘It’s Absolutely Worth It’, it is a multidisciplinary book that illustrates, describes and reflects the experience of studying design in all its ups and downs. Passionate about design and it's possibilities, Hiba wants people to know more about how design can deliver any message visually and successfully, In addition, to solving issues and problems.


Wasn Abu Yousef

Wasan completed a Bachelor degree in Design and Visual Communication at The German Jordanian University. She is eager to bring her studies, work and life experiences into a professional career that will bring her new challenges and personal growth. Wasan recently returned from Germany, where she had a great opportunity to work for Puma, one of the world’s leading sports brands. She has gained valuable experiences designing graphics, prints and illustrations for a global market. She has also been freelancing for a variety of clients since completing her studies such as Jordan River Foundation. She is passionate about reading and traveling to discover new cultures.


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