Feature: Information design

 
Pin point

Pin point

Jack Schulze praises the ‘US space programme’ of mapping
 

Working lunch

Mumbai’s dabbawallas deliver 175,000 meals daily to hungry workers using a unique system
 
Undergrowth

Undergrowth

Untangling the internet with IA’s metro ‘snapshot’
 
Big business, big world

Big business, big world

Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas, 1953
 
Time, motion, symbol, line

Time, motion, symbol, line

Choreographers through the centuries have made brave, often beautiful attempts to visualise and record their work. Technology provides new means, but scoring a moving, dancing body in four dimensions remains elusive
 
A design (to sign roads by)

A design (to sign roads by)

As an exemplary rational design programme, the road signs of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert demand careful study. Despite poor application, inconsistent additions and muddle over the past four decades, their robust, flexible system – with its humane typeface and quirky pictograms – still functions throughout the length and breadth of Britain
 
Love of lexicons

Love of lexicons

The dictionary framework allows readers to find random nuggets of information, forging connections that reflect the arbitrary nature of life.
 
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