Information Design for Learning: A Visual Communication Perspective

Dr. Tingyi S. Lin
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Information design has become an essential issue that focuses on communication production that helps explain, entertain, and inform audiences in a wide range of topic. Numerous information theorists and designers have sought new ways of making information effective and efficient for a wide range of users.
Despite information design has been greatly employed within business, entertainment, and the mass communication world, we seldom see high-end information design used in school-based instructional materials. This investigation of information design for instructional purposes has the potential to broaden our understanding of how design is an integral part of the educational enterprise.
This study is significant move towards interweaving technology, science, aesthetics, and the humanities. From a micro-view, this project’s focus is on human-centered information for understanding to benefit not only users of these materials but also anyone who is interested in designing instructional materials. From the macro-view, this project will build a bridge connecting art, design, and educational practices in order to accommodate alternative methods of learning.

Keywords: Information Design, Visual Language, Explanation Graphics, Human Learning
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Information Design for Learning

Dr. Tingyi S. Lin

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tingyi received her M.A. in 1998 and M.F.A. in 1999 at University of Wisconsin-Madison and she has taught graphic design, video production, and computer/multimedia art at Shu-Te University in Taiwan. Her visual language and information design focus fall in the Art Education program, and she is working as a project assistant at Learning Support Service, College of Letter and Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ref: T05P0330