Group 1 David Myers, Amanda Derks, Kenzie Homulos, Kara Verbeek
Lecture 1

1. Name and describe the five frameworks of information design. Include an example of each.
2. Choose a forefather of information design, and describe the significance of their discovery in detail.


Lecture 10

1. All design is interactive to a greater or lesser extent. Discuss using examples.
2. Describe Hugh Duberly’s Interactive Systems Design and explain its significance on modern information design.



Group 2 (Team Members)

Steph Brodie
Michelle Budge
Jess Hutfloetz
Kevin Williams

What is the significance of folk taxonomies in the development of information design?

Compare and contrast the evolution of prehistoric mark-making (cave-paintings, etc.) to modern day self-expression (graffiti, etc.).

What was Charles and Ray Eame’s contribution to exhibition and information design? How did their innovations revolutionize the integration between the two?

Paul Rand was the first to introduce corporate identity through the use of logos. How did his contributions impact modern day information design and the power of corporate identity?


Group 3 ( Federico Galindo, Jemuel Datiles, Carol Xu, Melody Wai)


Week 3
• At what point is graphic design developed the branch of information design?
• Is all graphic design information design?
• What is the most accurate definition of information design
• Describe the functions of graphic design compared to the functions of information design.
• What are the main differences between communications and semiological theories? Briefly define them.
• Give an example of an ideogram, icon, and symbol.
• Come up with an example of information design that has the fundamental characteristics of information design (Explain how these characteristics apply).
Week 8
• Does the era affect particular integrations of function and information design?
• Compare a piece of graphic design that shows the integration of information design and graphic design with one that is similar to that now.
• How has integration developed in graphic design/ information design over the years?



Group 4 (Mona, Jabelle, Yuri, Jocelyn)
Lecture 4


1. Describe three different forms of information design that use Otto Neurath’s ISOTYPE system.
2. Is it actually possible to create a completely universal ISOTYPE? Do the cultural, social and geographical implications influence how the ISOTYPE is viewed/understood?


Lecture 7

1. Did the enlightenment improve the way we live our lives in a positive or negative way? why?
2. What were some of the enhancements developed from the enlightenment era?


Group 5 (Team Members)
Michelle, Jason, James, Rachel

Lecture 5
1. How can projections (maps, information design, GPS, etc.) influence our perception of the world?
2. How did the Enlightenment affect cartography/mapping?


Lecture 6
1. How does wayfinding affect spatial navigation?
2. How will the maps of the future be influenced/different from today with the advent of interactive navigation or technology? i.e.) augmented reality.1.