Via Andrew vande Moere’s wonderful Infosthetics.
Interaction-Design.org have just launched an Encyclopedia, which, as they say is »free, …includes videos, commentaries, and lots more. All chapters are written by leading figures within each subject. As such, it’s the opposite of the Wikipedia.«
This new Encyclopedia for Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience is part of Danish Interaction-Design’s ongoing efforts for Open Content and Democratization of Knowledge.
And as such it needs funding, of course.
This looks very exciting. Follow them on Twitter to keep up-to-date and learn when new content is being published. So far there are seven chapters that should last you a while.
You might want to start with »V« as in Visual Representation by Alan Blackwell, which covers typography as well as Hans Rosling’s Gapminder software, metaphors, schematic drawings, and icons.
The video below is the introduction to Visual Representation.