What Does Learning Style Have To Do With Graphics?
We each have a different learning style. The three basic styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (VAK). Approximately 60-70% (depending on the source) of the general population are predominantly visual learners. They need visual aids to fully grasp a concept or idea.
Graphics are a huge reason people flock to the web. Humans are generally more receptive to things we see compared to things we hear. That means a well-placed graphic on your post can make a world of difference to their experience.
The term ‘graphic’ describes visual elements like photographs, drawings, illustrations, diagrams, charts, maps, symbols, fonts, etc. Graphics can be a very effective method to express a concept. Remember the proverb, “a picture is worth a thousand words”? Sometimes you can use a graphic to express an idea that may otherwise take pages.
- add color and depth
- tell a story
- catch the eye
- retain reader interest
- express a concept
What’s Your Learning Style?
What type of learning style do you have? Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic? Find out with the Learning Style Survey.
Here’s my results. The graphic says it all…
Stay tuned… in upcoming weeks we’ll talk more about graphics. Let me know what you think. If there are specific things you want to discuss, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll start there.
Here’s some ideas I thought of:
- Using graphics effectively
- Selecting graphic file types (.gif, .jpg)
- Sizing and optimizing graphics
- Editing image tags in html
- Using white space
- Cropping photos
- File naming conventions
- Placing images in text
- Using a scanner to create graphics
- Finding graphics
- Using special effects
- Locating books and resources
- Using color, grayscale, or duotone
See you next time!
–Sandy, Purple Wren