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Investigating into Information Design (General)

Megan Jaegerman has produced some of the finest news graphics when she worked at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998. She combined graphics, texts, tables and images to explain the content. Eward Tufte said “Her work is elegant, smart, finely detailed, inventive, and informative. A fierce researcher and reporter, she writes gracefully and precisely. Her best work is the best work in news graphics.”

Example 1:

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An example of Megan Jaegerman infographics published in ‘The New York Times’ shows how an individual leaves his digital print behind unconsciously and which is latter used for targeted personalise marketing. The top part consists of illustrations showing numerous ways of digital print being left behind and the bottom part consists of short and clear explanation. There is a clear flow in both the illustrations and the description which are easy to understand. A Roman type is used for the title as it was published in a newspaper and sans serif types for other descriptions. It is an effective mean to educate the public as the viewer has less to read and more to understand with the aid of illustrations.

Example 2:

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Another example of of Megan Jaegerman infographics published in ‘The New York Times’ showing the process of obtaining citizenship in the United States. Once again the designer has used a combination of both illustrations and description to convey the required information. The illustrations are monochrome but simple to understand. Arrows have been used to ease the reading flow as the flow is not straight forward. Sans serif type has been used for all written information. The descriptions are short precise and clear to understand.

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