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Bonnie Scranton – Functional Pattern

Pattern can be evil. Pattern can be decorative. Pattern can be navigation. Pattern can tell a story. How we apply color, value and density to our patterns can help determine how our data is understood.


Bonnie Scranton is an information designer and educator. She has designed graphics for Edward Tufte’s Graphics Press, Richard Saul Wurman’s The Understanding Business, was the Graphics Director at Newsweek Magazine, and is currently on contract at the Harvard Business Review. She has taught at Yale University, the University of Washington, the University of Nevada, and Oregon State University.