Graphics, such as static images, photos, charts, and graphs, describe complex ideas visually. Stylistically consistent graphics, such as banners and icons, can create a cohesive identity for a course. Graphics can create a visual metaphor for concepts and ideas that would be more difficult to explain using text.
Examples of common course graphics:
Specialized Information Graphics
Information graphics, or infographics, are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. These graphics are used where information needs to be explained quickly or simply, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education.
The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary uses graphics and technical illustrations to make reading material more interesting and easier to understand. In an encyclopedia, graphics are used to illustrate concepts and show examples of a particular topic being discussed. In order for a graphic to function effectively as an educational aid, the learner must be able to interpret it successfully. This interpretative capacity is one aspect of graphic design.
Types of information graphic:
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