Visual Language for Designers

Visual Language for Designers by Connie Malamed

Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand

Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537419
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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

Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537419
Illustrations: 300
Size: 9 in x 11 in x 0.75 in / 228.6 mm x 279.4 mm x 19.05 mm
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Introduction

SECTION ONE: GETTING GRAPHICS

An explanation of how we process visual information

SECTION TWO: PRINCIPLES

Organize for Perception

Features that Pop Out

Texture Segregation

Grouping

Direct the Eyes

Position

Emphasis

Movement

Eye Gaze

Visual Cues

Reduce Realism

Visual Noise

Silhouettes

Iconic Forms

Line Art

Quantity

Make the Abstract Concrete

Big-Picture Views

Data Displays

Visualization of Information

More than Geography

Snapshots of Time

Clarify Complexity

Segments and Sequences

Specialized Views

Inherent Structure

Charge It Up

Emotional Salience

Narratives

Visual Metaphors

Novelty and Humor

Bibliography

Glossary of Terms

Sources Cited

Directory of Contributors