Came across this remarkable graphic while browsing this morning.
Following are the attributes that make Visual Communication an extremely effective tool:
- Simplicity: Information is conveyed with easy-to-decipher simple images instead of pages of written or typed text.
- Relationships: Correlation & Trends are easily evident in visuals.
- New Insights: When one looks at compressed & reorganized information, new connections & insights pop-up every now & then.
- Decision Making: Spectacular images (magnified maps, engineering drawings, Venn Diagrams) helps the viewer comprehend data & make decisions real quick.
Check out this excellent interactive on printmaking (thanks Julia!) by MoMA - http://tinyurl.com/lqxaox. And if printmaking sparks your curiosity, do stop by Danforth Museum of Art this weekend - we've an ongoing (and much talked about) exhibit on Boston Printmakers :)
'Graphics is the visual means of resolving logical problems.'~Bertin
[Image Courtesy - iA Inc]