Eva Mayr, Günther Schreder (2014) Isotype Visualizations. A Chance for Participation & Civic Education
In the 1920s, Otto Neurath proposed a method for pictorial statistics called “Isotype”. The Isotype pictorial statistics were intended to educate the broad public and enable them to participate in society. This method is reviewed with respect to its relevance and potential for information visualization nowadays. Though some aspects are outdated, the basic approach has still potential for information visualization and civic education. Possible new media applications are presented and their impact for civic education and participation is discussed.
Isotype; Neurath; information design; information visualization; mass communication.