|Karen Schriver interview
Theories of Memory by Nigel Thomas
Dual Coding – wiki entry (see bottom! references)
Dual Coding – Instruction design
Paivio Sadoski Imagery and Text excerpt (2001) London: LEA.
|Krum: Ch. 2
McCloud: Ch. 6
|BLOG: Storyboard(next Thursday 10/24 @ 11:59 pm)
QUIZ #7 (friday)
|Previous Readings and Course material||Ware: 6||Mid-Term by Friday night 10/11|
Mid Term Exam is Thursday 10/10!
|View CLIPS below||McCloud: Ch. 8
Ware: Ch. 4
|BLOG: Mind Map
Review and View:
Because there is no scheduled Monday class, here’s a video to help you think about Perception, Coding, Meaning, and Visual Thinking. The first visual form we encounter is mind maps. We’ll be creating them in our next homework.
Things to remember about Mind Maps we make for this class:
- Paper orientation should be landscape. Use unlined paper. Landscape orientation accommodates our horizontal writing convention.
- Central focus word should be at the center.
- Only use capital letters. Why? because letter case introduces hierarchy.
Capitalized (UPPERCASE) letters have an unconscious meaning: This is more important. Then when you use lowercase, you are indicating that those words are not as important In order to keep things clear and without hierarchy — we use ALL CAPS.
- Words should sit “on the branch.”
Because when you put the words at the end of a line, you create a dead end… and take up too much space.
- Branches should be flowing curvy, not straight. Connections between lines should be not be right angles.
- Use color and embellish with icons. Colors and simple embellishments give your mind additional visual cues to quickly pop out different parts of the diagram. They are like bookmarks to the accompanying branches.
Happy Labor Day weekend!
|Browse Visualization Affinity Map
Mind Mapping for Discovery – Book Chapter by R. O’Connell (download PDF)
Watch: A Visual history of Human Knowledge by Manuel Lima video (below)
|McCloud: Intro, Ch. 1 – 2
Ware: Preface, Ch. 1 – 3
(Sunday BEFORE CLASS 11:55 PM)
BLOG: Set up
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Here’s what we’re talking about in class on the first day
|Explore before class on 9/2…||Read for our first class…||Due dates …|