(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
Introduction to the principles of visual communication in the context of information design. The theoretical and historical issues of organizing and visualizing statistics, number, and/or complex relationships will be explored. Emphasis on conceptualization, visual diagramming, and analysis of subtle visual relationships including design and use of photographs and other pictorial materials will be developed, and current approaches to typography are examined.

Prerequisite: Communications 1620,1610 and 2666

Here are some examples of course projects from Comm 3610:

Structuring the Stories We Tell

In this 3rd-year project, students practiced finding one idea about a movie, then communicating that idea through graphical data representation. Their main objective was to think about some aspect of a movie in terms of data, then graphically communicate that without drawing out unnecessary details of the plot. This project gave us the opportunity to explore: the..

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Disaster Preparedness as Springboards for Science Literacy

In this 3-rd year visual communication project, students were asked to find an interesting, unique story within the broader topic of disaster preparedness, while demonstrating the use of tension, and addressing the needs and characteristics of an assigned audience. The starting point for this project, in terms of content, was provided by Dr. Katherine Boggs..

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