Wednesday, September 18, 2013

For the visual learners

As a homeschooling mom, I'm in tune with the way my kids learn. We have a lot of discussions in our family, where we wonder about things and postulate and commiserate and debate and generally talk constantly. But apparently, according to the graphic below, 64% of people are visual learners. I think that's a bit misleading because no person has only one learning style. We all learn in a variety of ways and visual images are just easy to remember for a lot of people. Measuring learning and retention aren't really how things work in our house. With that said, it's important for anyone who is communicating with ANYONE to understand how best to get their message across. Working with art so much, it's interesting to see what sorts of things people "get" right away and what sorts of things make people shake their head, confused. In the graphic below, for example, the darker blocks of text with the white writing practically disappear the first time you look because the eyes are instantly drawn to the circles, but once you get to the second one, you realize that you HAVE to read the text because the images are working WITH it. that's a nice technique for drawing you in. I wish I could make my chore chart at home that interesting. The importance of Graphic design for readability can not be underestimated. It's an art form that gets your work noticed.
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