Markus Schröppel


Informaation visualisointi I

Envisioning Information I

Unterricht · lectures


The course has started on tuesday · 26. Jan. 2010 · klo 9-13

As promised here are the links and downloads according to this course:

Linklist according to the lecture from 26. Jan.: »From Hieroglyphs to Infographic«
Linklist according to the lecture from 27. Jan.: »Information and Presentation Graphics Based on Edward Tufte's Principles«
Linklist according to our lecture from 1. feb.: »Thinking about signs«
Linklist according to our lecture from 8. feb.: »Perspective«
Linklist according to our lecture from 15. feb.: »Transmission model of communication«
Linklist according to our lecture from 1. Mar.: »Interactive Visual Explainers - Classification«
Linklist according to our lecture from 2. Mar.: »What should you show in an info-graphic?«
Linklist according to our lecture from 3. Mar.: »Perception of Cartographic Representations«

Final presentation was on 15. Mar.; see here the achievements of the course exercise: »Personal annual report«.


Aihe on: · Topic of this course:

Today graphics are used everywhere, information needs to be explained and comprehend very quick.
Their extensively use structuring particulars will lead us to the development of a visual language
in the 20th century and we will disclose the secret on how to make effective graphics.
In this course, we will think about signs and what elements signs are consisting, come up to maps
and their representations of the actual world and will end up to the process of make an information graphic
for storytelling from static, printed media to interactive infographic on the Internet or in TV.

Explore a World of Symbols:

»Symbols -Encyclopedia of Westerns Signs and Ideograms.«
     HME Publishing, Lidingö Sweden     online

»Society & Environment Symbol Signs«
     AIGA, association for design (USA)     download

»Graphic Symbols for Public Signage Systems«
     Ravi Poovaiah, IDC, IIT Bombay (IN)     download

»ECOMO | Symbols (Japan)«
     Japan Foundation for Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation (JP)     download

»Map Symbols & Patterns«
     standard cartographic symbols and patterns used on National Park Service (USA)     download

»Lafkon | vector data base«
     ? (e.g.: finish trafic signs, ...)     download

Interview and lecture: Hans Ulrich Obrist, (»Maps for the 21st century«) at DLD; 24. - 26. Jan. 2010
     DLD Digital Life Design Conference Munich (GER)      english

»Malofiej 18«; 7. - 12. mar. 2010
     SND-E, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (ESP)      español

»ADC Gipfel (summit) 2010«: ›The Clash of Creative Cultures‹; 12. - 16. May 2010
     Art Directors Club für Deutschland (ADC) e.V.; Frankfurt/Main (GER)      deutsch

»DLD (Digital - Life - Design) Conference«; 23. - 25. Jan. 2011
     DLD Digital Life Design Conference Munich (GER)      english

Born out of practical experience:

Interview: ›Jan Schwochow‹: Informationsgrafiker (Infografiken und Illustrationen)
      Art Directors Club für Deutschland (ADC) e.V. (GER)      deutsch

Interview: ›Jan Schwochow‹: information graphics designer (infographics and illustrations)
      same interview, but ›google-translated‹      ›google-translated‹-english

Be informed:

›information aesthetics‹: infographic Archives
      Andrew Vande Moere, Design Lab at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney, Australia.

Note: if you have an issue with the task or your stuck with your idea, do not hesitate to inform me early enough,
     we can make an appointment in order to discuss the matter in my office F 2085.
     You can contact me by e-mail.
     Or by phone: +358 50 9280444

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