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Thomas R Williams
T C 511
Seattle Campus

Visual Media in Technical Communication

Use of visuals in print and electronic media. Topics include vision, attention and perception, semiotics, depiction, information graphics, icons, typography, and principles of page and screen design. Offered: W.

Class description

Introduce you to the empirical traditions and intellectual commitments that inform both research and practice in the field of technical communication by 1. contrasting empiricism with the rational traditions that inform our field, 2. surveying and comparing the relative strengths and weaknesses of several different empirical-both quantitative and qualitative-methods and 3. briefly surveying the body of literature that has resulted from empirical research in the fields of text and visual communication.

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Last Update by Katherine C. Long
Date: 04/03/2007