2.1 - Information Styles

The General Reference
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Information styles are forms that information can be presented in. There are a multitude of different information styles:
  • Text: Information that is represented using words. This can be either written physically or typed digitally.
  • Graphic: Information that is represented visually, such as photos or drawings.
  • Video: Information represented using moving pictures, often accompanied by sound.
  • Numerical: Information that is represented using numbers. This could be statistical or date relevant data.
  • Animated graphics: Visual information that is made up of multiple frames.
  • Audio: Information that is represented using sound, such as dialogue.
  • Tactile images: Information that is interpreted by touch, usually with distinctive shapes and forms.
    • Braille: Numerical or textual data represented in physical form understood by touching. 
  • Subtitles: Information that converts audio into text form often for people who are hard of hearing or foreign users. 
  • Charts and graphs: Numerical information or data that is represented visually.
  • Tables and spreadsheets: Numerical information that is sorted and represented on two axis for easier understanding.
  • Boolean: Information that has two possible values (true/false) often in the form of a tickbox.

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