Information Design And Visualisation Fundamentals (Aquent)

 Information Design And Visualisation Fundamentals (Aquent)
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Some experience in the fundamentals and principles of design.Intermediate experience with at least one of the following technologies will be useful: Adobe Illustrator, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Prototyping, Storyboarding or 3D software such as Maya.
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 Information Design And Visualisation Fundamentals (Aquent)
Information Design & Data Visualization covers the design and visual principles needed to create effective information graphics and data visualizations.

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This course focuses on information graphics and data visualization, a subset of a broader field of information design. You will learn what steps you need to create successful visualizations. Specifically, a survey of the tools of the trade will be covered, everything from mapping tools to charting tools such as D3.js and much more. Additionally, Graham will walk through two real-world examples of visualizations as featured in the New York Times and help you get on your way toward making information graphics and visualizations of your own.




Course Outline:


- Lesson 1: Defining Information Design

You will learn the advantages of a visual approach to communication and take a look at the spectrum of the discipline-from infographics to data visualization. Additionally, you will take a look at at the goals of graphics and visualizations with a specific emphasis on journalistic approaches.

- Lesson 2: Visual Design Principles

- Learn the basics of visual comprehension including color, proximity, grouping, and more. Also, discover the steps involved with creating an information graphic including how to define focus, gather data, choose form, and how to create a hierarchy of importance.

- Lesson 3: Interaction Design Principles

This lesson will briefly cover the evolution of interactive graphics over the years as well as introduce you to modern interactive techniques including steppers, hovering, sliders, drag and drop, and more.

- Lesson 4: Tools Of The Trade

Discover the various techniques used to create infographics and data visualizations, specifically data tools, visualization tools, animation tools and illustration tools.

- Lesson 5: In-depth example #1: Mariano Rivera—King of the Closers

You will walk through the thought process and tools used to develop this animated information graphic from beginning to end.

- Lesson 6: In-depth example #2: 512 Paths to the White House

You will walk through the thought process and tools used to develop this animated information graphic from beginning to end.



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Free Course
Some experience in the fundamentals and principles of design.Intermediate experience with at least one of the following technologies will be useful: Adobe Illustrator, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Prototyping, Storyboarding or 3D software such as Maya.

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