20th Century Information Design
DesignArchiveOnline is a networked learning resource on the history of
design. An interactive collection of images and supporting textual
documentation drawn from the RIT Libraries Graphic Design Archives, it
provides the means to make the unique primary resources in these
collections easily accessible to RIT users and promotes wider use of
the collections while protecting the fragile and valuable items they
include. DesignArchiveOnline creates opportunities for new
interdisciplinary course development using related content materials
and permits a wide range of interpretive outcomes based on a common
networked resource. The image delivery tool is the database ARTstor and
RIT students, faculty and staff can access the collections hosted in
ARTstor through the corresponding links.
ARTstor RIT Libraries' Graphic Design Archives, Information Design
20th Century Information Design, focuses on the work of designer, Will Burtin, a key pioneer in the world of information design. Information Design is a central area of focus within the Graphic Design curriculum.
What is Information Design?
"It is an area of design that is concerned with understanding reader and user responses to written and visually-presented information. The kinds of problems germane to information design include legal documents, business forms, diagrams, guidebooks, transportation maps, charts, tables, instructional materials, wayfinding systems and digital information systems." Bruce Meader
- Established Information Designers
Will Burtin Case Study