Practical Information Policies

data management and information architecture This is a study of information architecture and management – both in theory and practice. It is written with three groups of readers in mind – managers in libraries and information services; business managers and executives; and students of information science, librarianship, and information management. Elizabeth Orna starts Practical Information […]

Numbers, Tables, and Charts

practical guidance on the visual presentation of data Have you ever seen a document containing numbers, tables, and charts – and been unable to understand the information being displayed. Of course you have; and the fault is not yours. The data has simply not been presented effectively. This book deals with the data presentation skills […]

Managing Information for Research

practical strategies for data management and research Most people feel challenged when faced with the prospect of a research project. And why not? After all, it’s not something we do every day. The biggest problem (usually) is knowing how to cope with both the shape and the volume of information. Elizabeth Orna’s advice in Managing […]

Making Knowledge Visible

practical information architecture – projects and policies Elizabeth Orna is a big hitter in the field of information architecture and design. Her previous studies – Information Strategy in Practice, Practical Information Policies, and Managing Information for Research have all been very well received. This latest study Making Knowledge Visible sets out her ideas for making […]

Information Strategy in Practice

practical information architecture – projects and policies Elizabeth Orna is an information architect and strategist whose earlier work Practical Information Policies has become a classic text in this field. Her latest work Information Strategy in Practice is designed for a number of potential readers: students preparing to enter the information professions; working professionals; and senior […]

Information History in the Modern World

studies in data design 1750-2010 There’s a general tendency to believe that ours is pre-eminently the Age of Information. We speak of ‘information overload’, ‘data glut’, ‘digital anxiety’ and use various other metaphors of being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of knowledge, facts, and statistics at our disposal. But in fact information history has been […]

Information Design a bibliography

Espen J. Aarseth, Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, ISBN: 0801855780. Details at Amazon Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977, ISBN: 0195019199. Details at Amazon Laura Arlov, GUI Design for Dummies, Foster City (CA): IDG Books, 1997, ISBN: 0764502131. […]

Information Design

essays on the theory and practice of information design There has recently been a great deal of debate amongst members of the design community about the status of their profession, the exact meaning of ‘information design’, and the nature of what it is they are supposed to be doing. This collection of essays is a […]

Information Dashboard Design

effective visual communication of data Dashboards have become popular in recent years as powerful tools for communicating important information at a glance. They tend to imitate motor car fascias or small airplane cockpit controls and they are used for displaying sales figures, statistics, business information (BI) and any sort of key performance indicators (KPIs). They […]

Information Architecture

the basic principles of organising information Books on Information Architecture are coming thick and fast at the moment. Christina Wodtke’s approach will appeal to anyone who wants to learn the main principles, without having to wade through lots of abstractions and jargon. Her written style is very much influenced by web-based writing. She is concise, […]