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.
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.