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Designing Texts

Teaching Visual Communication, 1st Edition

By Eva R. Brumberger, Kathryn M. Northcut


300 pages

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'Designing Texts' is an edited collection dedicated to teaching visual communication in non-visual disciplines, with a particular focus on the fields of technical and professional communication, rhetoric, and composition.

Table of Contents

Introduction Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Visual Communication

Eva Brumberger and Kathryn Northcut

PART 1 Visual Thinking and Problem Solving

CHAPTER 1 How to Read Landscapes: A Method for Integrating Visual Communication in the Technical Communication Classroom

Lisa Meloncon

CHAPTER 2 Design as Problem Solving

Teena A. M. Carnegie

CHAPTER 3 Designing a Visual Argument Course in an Era of Accelerating Technological Change

Linda Driskill

CHAPTER 4 Teaching Form and Color as Emotion Triggers

Nicole Amare and Alan Manning

PART 2 Contexts for Teaching and Learning

CHAPTER 5 Teaching Visual Communication Through Community-Based Projects

Eva Brumberger

CHAPTER 6 Teaching Visual Communication Online: Methods for a Changing Classroom

Claire Lauer

CHAPTER 7 Integrating Visual and Verbal: A Framework for Teaching and Assessment

Lee Odell

PART 3 Evaluation and Assessment

CHAPTER 8 Evaluating Visual Communication

Kathryn Northcut

CHAPTER 9 A Practical Guide to Classroom Assessment in Visual Communication Design

Suguru Ishizaki

CHAPTER 10 Evaluating and Assessing Designed Documents: Assignments, Projects, Portfolios, and More

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

PART 4 Tools and Technologies

CHAPTER 11 Balancing Act: A Guide to Analyzing Context and Developing a Technologically Appropriate Approach to Visual Communication Instruction

Jennifer Sheppard

CHAPTER 12 Teaching Students to Design Rhetorically: A Low-Tech Process Approach

Charles Kostelnick

CHAPTER 13 Filling in the Gaps: Learning to Live With—and Teach With—Microsoft SmartArt

Mike Markel

PART 5 Concluding Thoughts

CHAPTER 14 Teaching Visual Rhetoric

Stephen A. Bernhardt




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health