Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics That People Understand (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 13423619

Connie Malamed has a background in art and cognitive psychology, with a B.S. in Art Education and an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology. She is a consultant based in the Washington, D.C. area in the fields of e-learning, visual communication, media design, and information design. http://www.malamedconsulting.com

Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and process visual information. By understanding visual language as the interface between a graphic and a viewer, designers and illustrators can learn to inform with accuracy and power.
In a time of unprecedented competition for audience attention and with an increasing demand for complex graphics, Visual Language for Designers explains how to achieve quick and effective communications. It presents ways to design for the strengths of our innate mental capacities and to compensate for our cognitive limitations.
Includes:
—How to organize graphics for quick perception
—How to direct the eyes to essential information
—How to use visual shorthand for efficient communication
—How to make abstract ideas concrete
—How to best express visual complexity
—How to charge a graphic with energy and emotion

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ISBN 9781592537419
Genre DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General
Format Paperback
Pages 240
Publisher Date 2011-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rockport Pub
Copyright Year 2011
Height 10.75 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 2.35 lb
Language English
Subtitle Principles for Creating Graphics That People Understand
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Malamed, Connie
Country of Origin United States
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