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Visual Presentations: Welcome

This guide provides students with information and resources to create visual presentations.

Welcome to visual presentation

Why is visual presentation important? 

30% of the brain is dedicated solely to vision. 90% of all the information we take in from the world, we take in visually.

Kennedy, B. (2010, May 26). TEDxDartmouth - Brian Kennedy - visual literacy: why we need it [video]. Retrieved https://youtu.be/E91fk6D0nwM 

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Guide outline

Do you have an assignment that needs to be visually appealing? 

This guide:

  • ‚Äčoutlines the major visual elements: font, colour, layout
  • provides links to useful resources
  • examines a few specific formats you will come across during your studies. 

Presenting information visually helps to create: 

1) Understanding (for example, to build meaning, make connections and evoke a reaction). 2) Unity (for example, to unify the information and to make it consistent). 3) Usability (for example,to make it easy to use and to make it accessible).

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