This is interesting. Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Everywhere we look these days, we see infographics. Infographics are the realization of information in a visual format. They claim it is a literacy on par with textual, oral, and numerical skills. Visualization often takes a backseat in traditional classrooms, because understanding pictures is thought to be a natural consequence of basic vision. The conventional wisdom says that if people can see, then naturally they can comprehend what they see. Personally I do agree that visualization of a concept does a fantastic job of emphasizing facts in a way that turns them into knowledge. Especially when the information involves facts and figures, an infographic displays the facts in a way that usually leaves me with an AHA moment.
Via Anne Whaits