This weekend finally my copy of The Functional Art arrived, Alberto Cairo’s long-awaited introduction to infographics and visualizations. Jubilant reviews can be found around the web, so I will focus on just one chapter, not very surprisingly number 9: The Rise of Interactive Infographics.

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Example of Ill-formed signs (Source: interaction-design.org)

Semiotics is the study of signs. It is not an institutionalized academic discipline but a wide range of theories that are used by scholars from all kinds of fields, including linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and communication science. Semiotics is also …

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