Information Design Timeline

This timeline, although not exhaustive or definitive, attempts to place key historical events into an information design lineage. The placing of past achievements into a tradition helps further define information design as a distinct activity with particular aims. A primary motive for information design is to promote a greater understanding for the subject it is conveying. Each entry is an exemplary model in the development and documentation of human knowledge and provides an inspiration for those wishing to follow in their path.