I selected this particular design because it used relevant visuals to represent the objects which they are selling. It also used a picture to relate to the concept of running/track shoes. This design focused on the aesthetic of visuals to increase motivation. Most of all there were only two to three colors used in this design which made it more appealing. As Roman Mars (2015) stated, visual literacy should be simple, meaningful with two to three colors and be related to the subject.
The reason I selected this image is because it is an excellent visual for teaching math; not to mention that it is humorous and can reduce the stress that math often brings. Students should feel good about every lesson and see the fun side of math that will hold their interest. Anyone looking at this image can see what it represents. This image shows how to teach numbers using two fish to help children visualize the value of two and it realistically depicts that image. Math concepts can be confusing for some students and intimate to others, and this image helps learners understand how solving addition works. This is a simple idea that allows learners to see what they are expected to know so that they can have a better understanding without being overwhelming.
I selected this video because it features the main categories, such as core topics that are broken down into chunks of information to adequately depict the events and make it user-friendly for the learners. The designer did an excellent job of creating an order for each section of this video by grouping items in ways that the learners would understand. The designer made good use of the white space to isolate and group important information. There was proper alignment in this video because it was easy to understand. In addition, there was excellent organization and structure. This was a visually unified design where the layout, images, shapes, and typography all worked together as a whole (Malamed, 2015). In this design, the message is clear and uncluttered which is demonstrated in each slide of the presentation. The designer used proximity efficiently by grouping the images according to subtitles and a description of each image and how it could be used to preserve water consumption using nature as a guide.
We have always looked to nature for inspiration to solve problems. I selected this image because of its vibrant colors and how the images jump off the page. They are bright and full of personality. This color palette is pleasing to the eyes. According to our text, “color can make learning and informational materials enjoyable to use” (Malamed, 2015. P.148).As showed in this image, we can create harvesting water like the beetle can help create sustainable products that are better, use less energy, eliminate waste and reduce material cost.
This visual representation shows where the life cycle of a plastic water bottle starts. This image can easily be used in the educational setting under life cycles to education students and enhance learning. I selected this visual design because it breaks down content into smaller chunks so that it does not overload the audience. It breaks material into meaningful units so that the learners can easily understand the life cycle of a water bottle. The content is visually organized into simple groups that display information in a spatial layout. I believe that the design is interesting because it uses a timeline to create a sequence of where the process begins and ends. To me, this would have helped reduce cognitive effort and promoted meaning understanding about the life cycle of a water bottle (Malamed, 2015). Additionally, it demonstrates the flow and movement of the information. This is important when the learners need to know how something works.
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