Visual thinking reaches a tipping point

I have noticed a massive upsurge in interest in Visual Thinking and Information Design.

Whilst Edward Tufte is no doubt the prime mover in this field, I think Dan Roam’s 2008 bestseller “The Back of the Napkin” (website) has given a huge boost to the field by popularising Visual Thinking and giving people simple tools to apply it to the problems in their lives.

Here are some good links on Visual Design and Information Design

Visual Design

http://www.vizthink.com/blog/

http://flowingdata.com

http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/ ( see and use this guy’s brilliant work via Flickr)

http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/ ( book on Amazon)

Information Design

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Tufte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pattern_Language

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