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{{Definition|'''Graphics design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or ''visualizations'' of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.}}
 
{{Definition|'''Graphics design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or ''visualizations'' of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.}}
  
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Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphics design turns out to be a special case of [[information visualization]], yet it tends to ignore the practical ''form follows function''–doctrine that — the sole guideline for ''InfoVis'' — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.
 
Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphics design turns out to be a special case of [[information visualization]], yet it tends to ignore the practical ''form follows function''–doctrine that — the sole guideline for ''InfoVis'' — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:00, 17 May 2005

Graphics design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or visualizations of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.

Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphics design turns out to be a special case of information visualization, yet it tends to ignore the practical form follows function–doctrine that — the sole guideline for InfoVis — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (stylish) visual impressions.