Remember your audience is a top rule in Information Design. Often Information Design can become focused on the majority in order to add power to the message being sent; what can be forgotten is large groups of people who have difficulty accessing information as the majority does. Intentionally adding accessibility elements is an important way to add power to designs.
There are many reasons to consider adding accessibility to designs; but honestly, it’s not just good business but being a good neighbor.
How information is presented dramatically affects how that information is interpreted and used. The challenges present are many: how to make the information understood, how to make the information useful, how to make the information truthful. Information design is an answer to these challenges.
We must consider the medium and the effect it has on our perception:
Consider what all the data presented creates:
Consider ways truth can be determined:
Information Design tells a story:
Information is always being communicated. It is an Information Designer’s place to make that communication as powerful as possible.
Design Culture is the study of the interrelationships between design artifacts, in all their manifestations, the work of designers, design production (including marketing, advertising and distribution) and their consumption. (www.designculture.info/) Often design is an undefined concept in many organizations. Following are are some articles that shed light on improving Design Culture.
And how to know if the design culture of an organization is healthy:
Ultimately Design is a growing field; usability breeds efficiency.