Visual Communication

Topics: Communication, The Reader, Visual communication Pages: 2 (426 words) Published: December 17, 2012
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Visualize Your Success!
Reanan M Pereira
CGD 218
Instructor Rob Shah
12 March 2012

There are many ways to demonstrate visual communications. I think the main point to visual communication is to get the audience’s attention. There are many mediums to use and some are bolder than others, you just have to know how to use these visual effects successfully. The first visual element I used was WordArt, it is very similar to ClipArt but with words. This type of communication is used usually as an introduction to a paper. The size, color, shading all brings the readers eyes right to it!

Another great visual tool is using symbols, signs, or shapes to get your point across. This can draw the reader’s eye to an important part of a project. Currently, I am trying to show you the route from Point A to Point B. Visualizing your success is getting from point A

to point B.

This can also create a visual break in a paper or project. While reading this paper your eyes probably went to the white space created by this visual effect. This can be a very useful tool. I also used a different typography than the body of the paper, this causes a difference and again your eyes are drawn to it and that is our goal. Another great visual tool can be art. Whether it be drawn, ClipArt, or cartoon, these art sources can capture a readers interest. Most cartoons are funny and get the reader to laugh. But they can also have a message. Below, I have a cartoon about the road to success, the colors are bold, the cartoon is direct and like the other visual effects, it gets the reader’s attention.

Using visual communication is key to a successful paper. All three of the effects I have used are effectual in their own way. I do think the WordArt is more effective because it is bold and bright, but that is...

References: Bright Staffing (2010). Always Searching Always Hiring. Retrieved from http://www.brightstaffing.com/employers.htm (purchased from http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-91129562/stock-photo--d-people-human-character-person- last-jigsaw-puzzle-and-word-success-d-render.html)
Berger, A. A. (n.d.). Seeing Is Believing. Retrieved from VitalSource, Custom book for Ashford.
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