Author : Ann Marie Barry
Category : Psychology
Publisher : SUNY Press
ISBN : 0791434354
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 444

Cuts across perceptual psychology, art, television, film, literature, advertising, and political communication to give the reader critical insight into the holistic logic and emotional power of the images that dominate our lives.

Author : Kenneth L. Smith
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135636524
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 633

This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas in visual communication, and presents the research methods utilized in exploring how people see and how visual communication occurs. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the visual communication discipline. The theory chapters included here define the twelve major theories in visual communication scholarship: aesthetics, perception, representation, visual rhetoric, cognition, semiotics, reception theory, narrative, media aesthetics, ethics, visual literacy, and cultural studies. Each of these theory chapters is followed by exemplar studies in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook serves as an invaluable reference for visual communication theory as well as a useful resource book of research methods in the discipline. It defines the current state of theory and research in visual communication, and serves as a foundation for future scholarship and study. As such, it is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines in which the visual component is key, including advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be useful to practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of their media and the visual processes used by their audiences.

Author : Russell Gerald Johnston
Category : Self-Help
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN : 1475917708
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 624

Random Wisdom is a collection of thoughts and insights from some of the greatest minds of modern and ancient times, painstakingly collected and compiled by one man in his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. This collection of literary tidbits will educate, inspire, and entertain the reader with its wide range of subjects, wit, and timeless anecdotes. As the title suggests, the information presented is randomly organized and is meant to serve as an inspirational reference book. The thousands of entries are designed to inspire deeper thinking and inward reflection, with many offering a healthy dose of wit and humor as well.

Author : Joanna Boehnert
Category : Design
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472588623
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 224

Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice, critiquing the ways in which the design industry perpetuates unsustainable development. Boehnert argues that when design does engage with issues of sustainability, this engagement remains shallow, due to the narrow basis of analysis in design education and theory. The situation is made more severe by design cultures which claim to be apolitical. Where design education fails to recognise the historical roots of unsustainable practice, it reproduces old errors. New ecologically informed design methods and tools hold promise only when incorporated into a larger project of political change. Design, Ecology, Politics describes how ecological literacy challenges many central assumptions in design theory and practice. By bringing design, ecology and socio-political theory together, Boehnert describes how power is constructed, reproduced and obfuscated by design in ways which often cause environmental harms. She uses case studies to illustrate how communication design functions to either conceal or reveal the ecological and social impacts of current modes of production. The transformative potential of design is dependent on deep-reaching analysis of the problems design attempts to address. Ecologically literate and critically engaged design is a practice primed to facilitate the creation of viable, sustainable and just futures. With this approach, designers can make sustainability not only possible, but attractive.

Author : Rick Williams
Category : Art
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135610142
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 489

A well-rounded education in the 21st century requires not just verbal and mathematical proficiency, but also the ability to interpret, critique, create, and use visual communication on sophisticated levels. In today’s visual world, it is critically important to hold an appreciation for the profound effects imagery has on individuals and the communities in which they live. Visual Communication focuses on cultivating visual and media literacy from both consumption and production points of view and introduces students to the application of intuitive intelligence to a visual context. Innovative in its field, it provides a solid theoretical overview of the most advanced thinking and research about visual communication, teaching readers how to apply theory to enhance their understanding of and work with images. This book is intended for students in visual literacy and communication courses. It can also be used in photojournalism courses and other coursework with a visual component. Individuals interested in mass media studies will likewise find the book to be a worthwhile read.

Author : Donis A Dondis
Category : Design
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262540290
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 214

This primer is designed to teach students the interconnected arts of visual communication. The subject is presented, not as a foreign language, but as a native one that the student "knows" but cannot yet "read." Responding to the need she so clearly perceives, Ms. Dondis, a designer and teacher of broad experience, has provided a beginning text for art and design students and a basic text for all other students; those who do not intend to become artists or designers but who need to acquire the essential skills of understanding visual communication at a time when so much information is being studied and transmitted in non-verbal modes, especially through photography and film. Understanding through seeing only seems to be an obviously intuitive process. Actually, developing the visual sense is something like learning a language, with its own special alphabet, lexicon, and syntax. People find it necessary to be verbally literate whether they are "writers": or not; they should find it equally necessary to be visually literate, "artists" or not. This primer is designed to teach students the interconnected arts of visual communication. The subject is presented, not as a foreign language, but as a native one that the student "knows" but cannot yet "read." The analogy provides a useful teaching method, in part because it is not overworked or too rigorously applied. This method of learning to see and read visual data has already been proved in practice, in settings ranging from Harlem to suburbia. Appropriately, the book makes some of its most telling points through visual means. Numerous illustrated examples are employed to clarify the basic elements of design (teach an alphabet), to show how they are used in simple syntactic combinations ("See Jane run."), and finally, to present the meaningful synthesis of visual information that is a finished work of art (the apprehension of poetry...).

Author : Margarita Dikovitskaya
Category : Art and society
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN : 026204224X
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 340

Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.

Author : J. Michael Spector
Category : Education
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781506311289
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 2536

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology examines information on leveraging the power of technology to support teaching and learning. While using innovative technology to educate individuals is certainly not a new topic, how it is approached, adapted, and used toward the services of achieving real gains in student performance is extremely pertinent. This two-volume encyclopedia explores such issues, focusing on core topics and issues that will retain relevance in the face of perpetually evolving devices, services, and specific techniques. As technology evolves and becomes even more low-cost, easy-to-use, and more accessible, the education sector will evolve alongside it. For instance, issues surrounding reasoning behind how one study has shown students retain information better in traditional print formats are a topic explored within the pages of this new encyclopedia. Features: A collection of 300-350 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats. Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. This reference encyclopedia is a reliable and precise source on educational technology and a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

Author : Elena Xeni
Category : Education
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9781848883895
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 116

The critical role of visual literacies in the 21st century realm is widely acknowledged and the construction of the profile of the visual literate person as a responsible participant in the face of global challenged is a top listed goal in nowadays agenda.

Author : Herry Nur Hidayat
Category : Education
Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
ISBN : 9781631902024
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 663

This book constitutes a through refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Local Wisdom - 2019,held on August, 29 – 30, 2019 at Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia. The conference was organised by Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Universitas Andalas. The 95 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 135 submissions. The scope of the paper includes the followings: Local Wisdom in Science, Local Wisdom in Religion, Local Wisdom in Culture, Local Wisdom in Language, Local Wisdom in Literature, Local Wisdom in Health, Local Wisdom in Education, Local Wisdom in Law, Local Wisdom in Architecture, Local Wisdom in Nature, Local Wisdom in Oral Tradition, Local Wisdom in Art, Local Wisdom in Tourism, Local Wisdom in Environment, Local Wisdom in Communication, Local Wisdom in Agriculture.