The Most Important Information Designer You’ve Never Heard Of


This article was originally posted in its entirety on by Katharine Schwab.

“You’ve probably never heard of Will Burtin, a German information designer who pioneered human-centered design principles before they were a buzzword. Now, a new book about Burtin’s work hopes to give him his due.

“Will Burtin’s contributions to design can be characterized as important as Albert Einstein’s contributions to science,” write the authors R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis in the volume, entitled Will Burtin: Journey to Understanding which is currently on Kickstarter. “While his brilliant discoveries in physics gave Einstein his reputation, Burtin’s scientific approach to design should have also given him a revolutionary place in design history.””

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