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The core principles of visual communication

According to Luke Wroblewski, visual communication is a key component of interface design and unfortunately often under-represented in interaction design methodologies.

A well thought-out visual organization "can greatly enhance usability by grouping information into meaningful page elements and sequences. Such a system relies on an understanding of how people use visual relationships to distinguish objects and what those relationships reveal to viewers..."

In a presentation, Luke Wroblewski introduces the core principles of visual communication and how they can be put to use in the design of web applications.

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  • Visual Communication & Web Application Design Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - May 01, 2005 - via InfoDesign

See also: Visual design (19)  Talks and presentations (18) 

 

COMMENTS

On my shelf is a book by Lisbeth Thorlacius called "Visual Communication on Websites". It's in danish, but I thought I'd mention it because it's one of the best books I've read on the subject.

Jacob B | May 02, 2005

 

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