useful reading & links:
- articles on information architecture on A List Apart
- Experience design and information architecture resources, Jesse James Garrett
- InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices on instantshift.com
- Information Design Watch on dynamic diagrams
Deluge by Even Westvang
300.000 Norwegians move house every year. If the pattern made by their journeys could be compressed into one short animation, what would it look like? What would someone seeing it be able to learn, if anything?
Deluge is a C++ application designed to answer these questions. The underlying data was generated by cross referencing 8 million tax records from 2006 and 2007 to track changes in postal codes.
more on this project on vis.bengler.no/deluge
Out of the box by Vitamins Design
Most phones come with flimsy manuals with complicated language and jargon. These books, which can live on a bookshelf actually contain the phone.
Each page reveals the elements of the phone in the right order, helping the user to set up the sim card, the battery and even slide the case onto the phone.
The second book is the main manual – the phone actually slots into this and becomes the center of attention.
Arrows point to the exact locations the user should press, avoiding confusion and eliminating the feeling of being lost in a menu.