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Creating effective graphics Graphics that show parts/whole Graphics that show process
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 To create effective parts/whole or process graphics 1. Show the reader what s/he needs to see. – Choose appropriate type of graphic • For example, what is the difference between a photo and a drawing? • Remember audience analysis skills. 2. Plan the sequence and directionality. – How do you want the reader’s eye to travel? 3.Think about the focal point of the graphic. – Humans scan for pattern against overall context.
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 3 4. Integrate labels and information into graphic to make interpretation efficient. -Make the graphic substantive but not too dense. - Pay attention to font style and font size. How will graphics be read? 5. Use color judiciously. Don’t decorate. Make the color work with the information. - Remember audience analysis skills.
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.61 taught by Professor Earlmurman during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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