Information Design Post 1 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿšƒ

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 2.04.40 AM.pngThis website communicates the world’s common myths. Their are symbols or icons that goes along with the myth, which is stated right next to it. Some symbols were easy to understand while others heavily relied on the text to know what it is about. I found it interesting that the designer used a grid format to tell a storyline and inform the audience. It’s simple and the amount of text does it’s job by summarizing the myth no more than 1-2 statements. The site is also interactive (you can vote a myth but I didn’t understand the purpose of this) and you can also filter the “mythconceptions”, some examples are body, religion, mind, food, etc. The information is organized by color so depending on the category color, the icon of each myth is coordinated with that same color.

You are also allowed to comment below and add more myths if they have missed any. After reading a few comments, people have noticed that some of the myths were inaccurate. Some of the “myths” were actually true… It is important in information design that you haveย researched and found reliable sources. If not, your design is skewed and can cause unwanted consequences.ย Source

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On a regular basis, I look at maps to help me guide my travels. And in my experience, a well-designed map helps me reach my destination in a better mood. Maps can get extremely complicated if you are unfamiliar with the area.ย This is a random map I found in a design handbook and I wanted to focus on the legend on this particular map. It indicates the streets and the most used bus route around the area. This is very useful for the user.ย There is so much information to take in, the color helps the viewer to focus on a route amongst many.

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