UseableArt : Information + Design

Circles Gone Wild [information design]

Tongue-in-cheek title notwithstanding, the circle is an underrated member of our community. How many times have you drawn one in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Visio, and given absolutely no thought its significance? Yet from 3D maniacs to chart junkies, it remains an invaluable tool in our arsenal.

Take these twin masterpieces of Information Design, for example. Circles abound. But they work. Technically speaking, they are a logical choice for buckets containing the critical information. Metaphorically speaking, their representation of the growth, wealth, relative obesity, and power of the subjects at hand are also invoked.

interconnected web companies         internet of things

Andrew Wallerstein’s Personal Site

This entry was published on August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm and is filed under 3D, chart junk, data ink, design, infographics, information design, web design. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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