I will be looking across print, web and television, surveying trends in information graphics that appear in the media, both in the UK and abroad. This survey will not be encyclopaedic by any means, but will identify the patterns that merit the most discussion – those that are working and those that need a lot more work.
My talk will address the following issues:
- How do we design for non-expert audiences whose needs are different from information design-literate academics/ professionals?
- How do we manage the needs of business and designers to push ‘innovative’ interfaces when the public are often confused by such things?
- How are newspapers responding to needs to innovate and integrate graphics better?
- How do we television designers provide visualisations with integrity when their medium is so concerned with entertainment?
- How are designers using the data created by websites and services to visualise this world of data?
- How do breaking news graphics differ from magazine features? And how different should they be?