Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why can't we do this?

Snippet from the wonderful infographic linked above, by HackCollege

Ignore the Google stuff. Instead look at the elegant use of graphic design. This, in my opinion, is self-help that users can intuitively learn from. Specifically, I mean libraries (and library web sites and vendor databases, etc.) need more well-designed, text-sparse infographics; to provide guidance (and to teach) our users to become confident, trans-literate information users and creators themselves.

Perhaps there might be LIS courses created that specifically look at and teach us how to think up and design infographics? If so, sign me up!