Visual Language for Designers by Connie Malamed

Visual Language for Designers

Normal0MicrosoftInternetExplorer4Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and process visual information. By understanding visual language as the interface between a graphic and a viewer, designers and illustrators can learn to inform with accuracy and power.In a time of unprecedented competition for audience attention and with an increasing...

Details Visual Language for Designers

TitleVisual Language for Designers
Release DateJun 1st, 2009
PublisherRockport Publishers
GenreDesign, Nonfiction

Reviews Visual Language for Designers

  • kelly
    This book is a big, glossy picture book that's fun to flip through. Each spread is about 80% image, 20% text. That 80% is worth 4-5 star rating for the variety and beauty.That 20% text, though, is such a slog. When I opened to where I last left off, hoping to inspire myself to finally finish this book, my eyes rested on this encyclopedic fluff: "For those familiar with the arrow symbol, its recognition and meaning are automatic. Upon perceiving a...
  • Christian
    I found this book to be rather disappointing. It covered good principles, and the examples were useful to have, but the analysis of the examples was extremely weak. More detailed analysis that extended beyond the caption would have helped me understand why the author was using it as an example, especially on those examples that I didn't think supported the claim she was making.Also, the book just ended. No conclusion. That was . . . odd.This book...
  • Tamara
    A great book to study if you're looking to display data in a creative way, such as for an annual report or museum exhibit. However, not nearly as useful in web world...
  • Angela
    This book was a quick flip considering images took up the majority of each page. I really enjoyed the section on data displays (page 144) and visualization of information (page 150). Some of the written information was useful but I found the font size to be a bit small. Overall a good read, especially if you are in a visual field.
  • Nathalie
    how did I forget to update this...I finished months ago, just before it was due back at the library #panicreadingI didn't enjoy reading it as much as other books on graphic design. The copy I had was printed on huge pages, with comparatively tiny type, which made it quite difficult to read
  • Sarah
    This look at design principles was quite clear and interesting. I liked the use of multiple examples of each principle of design. It was easy for a novice to understand!
  • Felicity
    Important book for learning about how people understand graphics. Lots of varied examples, nicely designed and well-written.