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Eye blog » (No) end of print. Reports of print’s death have been greatly exaggerated
Overview, with links and artifacts, of the print debate from a print designer's perspective.
visualdesign  printculture  print  design 
june 2011 by mcmorgan
Fortune favors the bold and the italicized
A little upset here on the visual side: designing texts for difficult reading: "disfluency – the subjective experience of difficulty associated with cognitive operations – leads to deeper processing ... Study 1 found that information in hard-to-read fonts was better remembered than easier to read information in a controlled laboratory setting. Study 2 extended this finding to high school classrooms. The results suggest that superficial changes to learning materials could yield significant improvements in educational outcomes."
reading  vizualization  visualdesign  design 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
Deeplinking » Consciousness, Pleasure and Website Addiction
Map of visual processing centers of the brain, and extension of Ware's ideas. Why droodles are more satisfying than doodles.
fyc  design  visualdesign  erhetoric 
december 2009 by mcmorgan
New evidence that bullet-points don’t work : Speaking about Presenting
well-known principles: give both visual and auditory channels something to do, and reinforce the message with both. "When a presenter uses bullet-point slides, they’re not using both pathways as effectively as they could. The audience member has to read the words on the slide and listen to the presenter at the same time, leading to overloading of the language areas whilst leaving the visual cortex with very little to do."
ppt  powerpoint  visualdesign  design  educationaldesign 
november 2009 by mcmorgan

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