Week 9 Visual layout

Readings

Kimball & Hawkins -- Chap 4. The Whole Document

Houp.Document design and report elements chapters

Explicit Structure in Print and On-Screen Document

Discussion questions

1.

Kimball and Hawkins point out that people experience documents as two- and three-dimensional objects. What factors should be considered when determining the most effective medium for a document? Which human factors are considered most important and why? How would you go about introducing a new medium to users with strong conventional expectations?

2.

How can one use sequence, hierarchy, connection, and balance to create visual systems of meaning within page design?