Visual design graphics a caveat graphics do not speak

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Visual Design Graphics – a caveat Graphics do not speak for themselves! For this reason, textual information should come before graphics.
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Visual Design General layout should focus readers on key information Use white space to guide readers’ attention Created through use of headings, subheadings, and visuals
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Source Documentation Cite sources whenever you are quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing work that is not your own Quoting directly is discouraged Sources include: Books Journal, magazine, or newspaper articles Interviews Conference Proceedings Lectures
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Source Documentation Citing: Shows your credibility as a researcher Gives proper credit to authors and researchers Protects you from accusations of plagiarism
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Source Documentation Use APA or other specified format for documentation Check online for style guides Check journals for format info
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Finishing Touches Usability Testing Have a colleague read your report for clarity, organization, and visual design Check your sources for proper citations Proofread carefully – or better yet, ask someone to do it for you
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References Asian Institute of Technology Language Center. (2003). Writing Up Research Guidebook. Asian Institute of Technology. Retrieved June 9, 2005 from Chan, S.L., Kitipornchai, S., and Al-Bermani, F.G.A. (1991). Elasto-plastic analysis of box-beam-columns including local buckling effects. Journal of Structural Engineering , 117, 1946-1978. Halligan, N. (2004). A short course on writing technical reports. Technical Writing. Retrieved June 9, 2005 from Kvam, E. (Personal communication, June 11 2005).
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