infotexture // Information Architecture & Content Strategy

What Makes Good Information Design

successful information design David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has posted a work in progress pondering the nature of successful information design as the intersection of accuracy, relevance, usefulness, and structure.

He sums up the idea in a classic Venn diagram and suggests that “if you have just two elements, you get something tolerable and cool [...] but if you combine three elements without the fourth, things suddenly fail.”