Designer's Guide to Creating Charts & Diagrams
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1984 - 192 páginas
Demonstrates how to take complex, abstract statistical data and organize it into an understandable chart or diagram. This book shows what type of chart is suitable for individual jobs, what format is appropriate and what demands of time, art and skill are involved in each project. Using well-illustrated sample assignments, the author teaches how to apply four steps to any task beginning with identifying the reader or user of the chart, selecting a production method, reviewing the numbers, and finding the right symbol around which to design it. This book also discusses the misuse of charts and how to avoid distorting facts. It concludes with how to find sources of inspiration in nature and the world around us. This book is designed to be of interest to graphic designers, art directors, editors and anyone who uses charts to convey information.
THE FOUR TYPES
The Bar Chart
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ACCUEIL Amberlith amount areas artist artwork assignment audience average axis background bar chart barrel black and white budget Chart by Nigel chartmaker circle color columns Computer printer Dow Jones drawing drawn example facts fever chart fever line flat art gallon GASOLINE graph paper graphic grid lines high jump horizontal idea Identify the Reader/User illustration important industry labels Letraset look mins Engine newspaper Nigel Holmes numbers OPEC overlays percent percentages photographs pictorial pie chart piece Playfair plot points presentation Prime Rate printed printer PROBLEM Production Method quantity reader represents Right Symbol scale screen Select a Production set of statistics shape shown simple slide Source space STEP FOUR Find STEP THREE Review STEP TWO Select taxes technical pens three-dimensional tion tone type of chart UNITE DE SOINS vertical visual West Germany William Playfair Zipatone