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The Poetics of Workplaces

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Aarhus Universitetsforlag


Information design is a practice and an academic field that views information through its representations, for example, through images, spaces, and texts. It is also human centered, not technological driven, in that its focus is on the users and their conditions and environments. As an academic field, information design is at an intersection of disciplines; cognitive science, media and communication, linguistics, visual studies, and art and aesthetics meet in information design. In our research, we have come to focus on the connection between aesthetics and visual-spatial information design; we are addressing the understanding of aesthetic matters in information design and its implications, using examples from the manufacturing sector.


author = {Anna-Lena Carlsson and Jennie Andersson Schaeffer},
title = {The Poetics of Workplaces},
isbn = {978 87 87564 93 9},
editor = {Carsten Friberg and Raine Vasquez},
month = {June},
year = {2017},
publisher = {Aarhus Universitetsforlag},
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