Visual Information Design and Design for Understanding: A Thinking of Learning

By Tingyi S. Lin.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Developments in technology (paper, pencil, ball pen, typewriter, and computer) have continued to influence both the thinking about and the doing of many design practices. Visual information design is considered a professional field for the practice of developing visual representation. However, information design in graphics grew from being a small branch within graphic design to an independent discipline of notable stature from the end of the twentieth century. This study is a beginning of examination and creation of visual information design. It is a cross-disciplinary discussion by which links design and learning together in order to find a role of information design for learning in society. Although various styles exist and will be created, visual representation has matured in relation to legibility and ease of reading. This study will facilitate this maturation and will successfully improve ease of understanding in the design of teaching materials.

Keywords: Visual Information Design, Human Learning, Understanding, Graphic Design

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp.183-188. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 604.774KB).

Dr. Tingyi S. Lin

Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design Dept., National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tingyi received her M.A. in 1998, M.F.A. in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Learning Support Service, College of Letters and Science from 2002-2006. Her creative art/design interests include graphic design, video production, and computer/multimedia art. Dr. Lin is an Asst. Prof. at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology where she currently teaches courses in new media and visual information design. Her visual language and information design focus on the art, design, and human learning fields. Tingyi has received awards and honors for her work in video production, graphic creation, and design research. She is also a sports lover who enjoys teamwork.


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