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Information Design

Code 12797
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements do not exist
Mode of delivery Theoretical and practical Tutoring
Work placements does not apply
Learning outcomes Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and information. Ability to plan and execute the tasks of information design projects. Ability to construct linear and multilinear communication models. Ability to communicate the selected information in a clear and accessible way. The knowledge and skills to develop methodologies to measure an infographic project quality. Critical attitudes and sense of autonomy toward data visualization and multimedia infographics.
Syllabus 1. Research: searching, collecting and selecting of information:
- The Internet as a means
- Journalism on the web
- Newspaper infographics
- Infographics planning
- Reference presentation templates.
2. Origins, applications, and definitions of information design:
- Multimedia infographic examples
- Information design methods and methodologies
- User experience and usability tests.
3. Multimedia design applied to infographics:
- Principles of synthesis and visual composition
- Visual ergonomics and color theory
- Usability, visual dynamics, and interactivity
- Data representation choice criteria
- Storytelling and storyboard development.
4. Multimedia production:
- Precise vector drawing and illustration
- Graphic animation for data and information
5. Programming and interactivity:
- Vector images for the screen
- XML, Java Script and D3.
Main Bibliography Cairo, A. (2008). Infografía 2.0: visualización interactiva de información en prensa. Madrid: Alamut.
Cairo, A. (2016). The thruthful art. Data, charts, and maps for comunication. New Riders
Knight, C., Glaser, J. (2011). Diagramas. Grandes ejemplos de infografía contemporánea. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili.
Lupton, E. and Philips, J.C. (2008). Novos Fundamentos do Design, São Paulo, Cosac Naify
Moreira, J. (2018). Manual de Infografia de Imprensa. Lisboa: Anyforms.
Ribeiro, S.A. (2008). Infografia de imprensa: história e análise ibérica comparada. Coimbra: MinervaCoimbra.
Shaoqiang, W. (Ed.). (2014). Infographics: Designing & Visualizing Data. Promopress.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria
859/5000
Introductory presentation on concepts, principles and methodologies of information design. Presentation of examples and tools for the design and programming of multimedia infographics. Development of project accompanied by teachers. Discussion of projects in class. Evaluation in three phases of the project: definition of the subject, data collection, organization charts and / or Storyboard; Infographics for paper; Infographics for screen.
Evaluation:
- Theme, Data organization and Storyboard: 20%
- Paper Infographic: 30%
- Screen Infographic: 50%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-06-17

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