Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Instructional design

I have discovered a new affection for instructional design. By this I mean designs that instruct like your ikea manual as opposed to designing instruction like the Montessori school. I have a couple links for others that might be interested but I would mostly like any information that people might have about particularly cool diagrams or books. I would like to learn more about how to make useful diagrams but also just want to collect beautiful ones as well. I have an exceptional weakness for the exploded diagrams.

Wurlinton paper workshop

Open Here

Tufte





5 comments:

hannah said...

Where did you get that map of Manhattan transit!!!?? I've been keeping an eye out for old maps of NYC transportation, and this is by far the most beautiful one I've seen.

j. said...

You could try a Google Patents search for random mechanical inventions... some drawings are enjoyable to look at, others not so much.

Beth Laske-Miller said...

Hi!
I've been lurking around here a bit via Fashion Incubator, hope it doesn't seem creepy. :) I love your posts and info, especially on this! I have some gorgeous industrial drawings/drafting that my grandpa did in the 30s, I'll have to photograph & post some of them, they're fascinating!
Beth

Carly said...

Welcome beth. There's nothing creepy about it. If you want to email me photos of your grandpa drawings I would be more than happy to post them. I would also just love to see them. Thanks for your interest. Hannah, I found the map on the NYC transit web site.

hannah said...

hmm. i guess if id been actively looking, that wouldve been my first stop...