Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance

Design & Technology
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Ch. 1 Work
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Focus questions for Ch.1 page 4:
1) What is visual Literacy? Visual Literacy is defined as the ability to understand, use, and create with images effectively.


Visual literacy is important as some information has to be presented in an effective manner for a well defined, intended audience.
3) What is an educational context and how is it different from a performance context? An educational design is similar to instructional design of creating materials’ for learning and long term memory. It is intended to have a lingering effect on the intended students. A performance design aids a person to perform a task or job effectively and immediately.
4) What is the difference between an instructional image and a performance image? Performance images are used to show how to properly complete a task. Instructional images are used to teach a relevant topic to students’ of multifarious disciplines.
5) Do you have to know anything different when you design a performance image versus an educational image? Performance visuals help people on the spot and should be designed accordingly. They do not stress the end-user and place the least strain on mental resources. Maps, recipes and labels are examples. Educational visuals are supposed to teach information that can be recalled at a later time and have a lingering effect on long- term memory.
6) Is a printed word considered a visual? Yes, when a word clarifies an image or is designed artistically to depict its own meaning.
7) Why does the design of educational and performance images involve both art and science? The art of design is the ability to create images that are visually appealing and interesting to look at. ...
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