Interactive Info Graphics:
Computer Art New Media. CANM 699.01

From the observation of existing examples, through the analysis of various existing information systems, each student explores the world of visual and typographical information languages. With hands on design excercises, students will explore, create and finally develop a couple of interactive information systems for the screen.

Information Design (Structure) is the organization of data so that it becomes meaningful. Information architecture is the framework for the site, storyboards and user profiles. Information design is the reduction and simplification of the complex.

Sensorial/Visual design (Style), the visual presentation of information. What it looks like, and how that makes you feel. All visual elements are included - color scheme, typography, imagery, layout, and sensorial elements like touch, smell, sound

Interaction Design (Function, Reason, Behavior) of users engaging with information. Well-designed interactions give the users what they need - clearly and intuitively.

How do you make it interactive?
To some extent, every interactive experience has a measure of the following elements:
(Check out Nathan Shedroff's, articulate thoughts on this.)

How to create compelling information visualizations?
(Check out Understanding USA, by Richard Saul Wurman.)

Interactive InfoGraphics examples.
How cars work, by Jiffylube.