Category Archives: Visual Design

Final Quest

As my Visual Design and Display of Information course draws to a conclusion, I reflect on learning outcomes. Design is as much about the presentation of text as the inclusion of quality and relevant graphics to complement the text. Design … Continue reading

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Got Gridlock? Webpage Grids

Creating an eye-catching page layout takes an artistic touch. Joshua Johnson is a web designer with some well-tested tricks in his toolkit. If you encounter designer’s block, consider Joshua’s 10 Rock Solid Website Layouts.┬áKeep these alignments on your drawing board … Continue reading

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Snake Oil over Ramen Noodles

My colleague Helen is a data analyst and researcher at the University of Toronto. Daily, she mines volumes of data about graduate education. Most of her reports feature black and white charts with texts and numbers. The reports are robust … Continue reading

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Hello visual design class! (Anyone out there?)

I am extroverted. I enjoy relating to people face to face, and I am energized through human interaction and external stimuli. So I never pictured myself sitting at home alone taking an online class about communication. I much prefer to … Continue reading

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