Data design can take on many forms, including diagrams, charts, motion graphics and infographics, just to name a few. They can be static, interactive, stand-alone or integrated into stories. Whatever the method, data design is a tool to help engage, inspire and inform audiences. Data design is a way to present information in a structured way to effectively communicate a message with clarity and efficiency.
People are wired to seek out visual content. Due to the oversaturation of digital content and the increased adoption of mobile internet ccess, attention spans are shorter than ever, which makes content presented in the form of big blocks of text very off-putting. Audiences are drawn to content that tells a story, especially those about the human experience. Nonprofits can master visual storytelling by pairing data and statistics with the right graphics to tell a simple, but interesting story. These visuals will guide viewers and help them better understand your organization.
Topics: data design
As discussed in our previous post, UX design trends can no longer be ignored, as organizations are pushed to provide audiences with seamless and convenient interactions. While being challenged with the task of presenting large amounts of information or data on your website, it’s crucial you create a game plan to organize and present it in a way that’s easy to digest, cohesive and memorable. There’s no doubt we will continue to see an emphasis placed on user experience in design - UX best practices will be especially crucial for “information-heavy” websites.
Topics: data design
California, and many parts of the United States, are in an extreme drought. Some cities are handling water use well*: California's water supply is 20% greater than it was during the drought in the 70's. LADWP issued a postcard requiring residents to only water the lawn 3 days a week, and only for 8 minutes, and only mornings or evenings. However, it's clear that many of my neighbors did not get this postcard or are simply ignoring it. The fact is, despite water restrictions, some cities in the driest parts of California are already running out of water*.