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Author Davis, Meredith, Introduction to Visual Communication, author.

Title Visual Communication Design : an Introduction to Design Concepts in Everyday Experience / Meredith Davis, Jamer Hunt.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (224 pages).
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Summary "This is a foundation level textbook for courses in basic design and introductory courses in visual communication design. The chapters in this book follow the user experience cycle: attention, orientation, interpretation and extension and retention of meaning. Each chapter includes an introduction to the interpretive task, definitions of the elements and principles related to the task, illustrations and diagrams plus examples of professional design work that makes use of the element or principle. For example, Chapter 2 on getting attention discusses the various ways that design can capture the viewer's eye such as by using proportion, contract, color, pattern, etc."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction : An evolving context for design : From artifacts to experiences ; Today's design problems are increasingly complex -- Individual or single disciplines rarely solve complex problems ; People as producers ; The rapid evolution of technology changes its influence in our lives -- Designing for experience : Making sense of experience ; Experience and time ; Experience and media ; Denotation and connotation -- The vocabulary of visual messages : Elements ; Composition ; Code ; Style -- Getting attention : Perceptual and cultural experience ; Contrast ; Figure-ground ; Color ; Size constancy ; Scale ; Proportion ; Proximity ; Focus ; Layering ; Symmetry/asymmetry ; Closure ; Continuity ; Series and sequences ; Pattern ; Rhythm and pacing ; Motion -- Orienting for use and interpretation : Principles of orienting readers to the interpretation of information ; Affordances ; Channel ; Medium/format ; Feedback ; Wayfinding ; Mapping ; Hierarchy ; Reading pattern ; Grouping ; Edge relationships ; Direction ; Point of view -- Interacting, interpreting, and experiencing : The nature of signs ; The nature of interaction and interpretation ; Legibility/readability ; Denotation and connotation ; Framing ; Abstraction ; Icon, index, and symbol ; Materiality ; Substitution ; Metaphor ; Appropriation ; Ambiguity ; Cognitive dissonance -- Retaining and extending meaning : Memory and categorization ; Extending the impact of form ; Stereotypes ; Archetypes ; Narrative ; Mnemonics ; Chunking ; Redundancy ; Graphic identity ; Branding -- Conclusion.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Design -- Textbooks.
Visual communication -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Added Author Hunt, Jamer, Introduction to Visual Communication, author.
ISBN 9781350031838 (Electronic book (EPUB format))
1350031836 (Electronic book (EPUB format))
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