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Almost-Always Rules of Graphic Presentations: effective techniques for researchers and designers

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Friday, November 15, 2013
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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David Hill, NCSU College of Design
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Visualization Friday Forum

Researchers and designers face a similar communication challenge: how to illustrate complex ideas in clear and compelling graphic presentations. This lecture will outline a series of guiding principles for crafting graphic presentations in a "what-to-do, what-not-to-do" format. Examples will demonstrate strategies for font selection, composition, color, formatting, and integrating text and imagery into an effective visual narrative. These almost-always rules provide a basic framework for organizing presentations, but as the name implies, there are times when rules are meant to be broken.This presentation is adapted from a lecture in the ARC 450 Digital Representation course in the NCSU College of Design, School of Architecture.

Contact: Angela Zoss