A Framework for Information Design in the Information Age
Technology in the 21st century has changed the way we communicate and brought new experiences to our everyday lives. Information design is the term used to describe the visualization and display of complex data. The increasing influence of new technologies has resulted in the expansion of information design's realm; therefore, information design requires a new paradigm. Recently, information design has been defined in many different ways by researchers, practitioners and organizations across different disciplines as they struggle to integrate new technologies into the definition. The ultimate goal of information design is to help people to find information easily and effectively regardless of the communication medium. The purpose of this presentation is to debate the changing paradigm of information design and to discuss the role of information design in the changed context presented by new technologies. In this research, information design is divided into three categories: information design in two-dimensional space, information design in three-dimensional space, and information design in virtual space/four-dimensional space. The characteristics of information design in each category and inter-relationships between these categories will be discussed.
Keywords: Information Design, Information Space, Cross-Disciplines
Prof. Sunghyun Kang
Assistant Professor, College of Design Department of Art and Design, Iowa State University