Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pictogram Readings.

The first article over the pictogram contained great information on the history and workings of pictograms.  It covered the levels in which a pictogram is understood. This seems highly important in creating useful and successful pictograms.  The approach of this article was intellectual and throughly explained.  The video over the olympic pictograms goes over the olympic pictograms through history and highlights the exceptional and derides the faulty.  While doing this critique the video explains exactly what does and what doesn't work for the pictograms. The reading by Lupton explained the creation and use of isotype.  In the text she starts to use the isotype instead of words and it becomes the readers responsibility to learn them.  They are easily learned and their advantage quickly becomes apparent.

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