Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course
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Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course
An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about visual communication, data visualization, including graphic design, photography, and presentations. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of visual communication, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, go to http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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The Beauty of Data Visualization

The Beauty of Data Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Here are some of the points made this video:


- Visual representations of data make comparative perspectives easier


- Scraping (gathering) and graphically representing them can make patterns far easier to notice


- One data set may offer a certain picture, but when combined with another data set, a very different

picture (eg. refining perspectives on statistics about a nation’s totals by checking again per capita)


- Evolving data sets can produce evolving infographics


- Data can change thought and behavior. “Let my data set change your mindset.” – Hans Rosling


- Sometimes it’s emotionally easier to learn by visuals than by statement.

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50 Color-Creative Website Designs

50 Color-Creative Website Designs | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Eye catching web design starts with good use of color. Creative color combinations can instantly tell users what a website is about and why they should care.


Ideal placement of color on a web page can lead the eye to a desired action spot, or simply set the mood. It’s easy to spot a page with great use of color, but superior use of color is timeless. . .

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When a Workspace Facilitates Communication

When a Workspace Facilitates Communication | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

I visited the Palo Alto Skype office in June. I wasn’t aware of the uniqueness they created over there, but a friend of mine from Google, suggested . . .

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The Power of Visual Communication

The Power of Visual Communication | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

What we see has a profound effect on what we do, how we feel, and who we are. Through experience and experimentation, we continually increase our understanding of the visual world and how we are influenced by it.


Psychologist Albert Mehrabian demonstrated that 93% of communication is nonverbal. Research at 3M Corporation concluded that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Further studies find that the human brain deciphers image elements simultaneously, while language is decoded in a linear, sequential manner taking more time to process. . .

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What Is HTML5?

What Is HTML5? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. This code can now be used for new functions that can benefit developers and internet users. HTML5 . . .


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3 Tips on Creating Effective Infographics

3 Tips on Creating Effective Infographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Infographics are a great way to not only quickly explain a complicated idea or huge amount of information, but also grab your readers’ attention and engage them in a topic that might be dry or overly complex.


Easier said than done. An effective infographic must be created with a purpose in mind. You don’t want to end up with just a pretty picture – it really needs to help explain the information you are presenting. An infographic that is both engaging and useful combines visual interest, theme, detail, meaning and action—all in a single glance.


Use the following three tips to ensure that your infographics pop. . .

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Business Communication Headline News

Business Communication Headline News | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Published by Bovee and Thill, get late-breaking headlines about hot topics, important trends, and new technologies.


Business Communication Headline News uses the newest Internet technologies to deliver late-breaking news in headlines with concise summaries. You can scan incoming items in a matter of seconds, then click through to read the full articles that interest you.


More than 75 subject categories constituting the largest archive on the web of business communication material. Many posts consist of videos, PowerPoints, podcasts, or PDFs.


For adopters only.

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So You Need a Typeface

So You Need a Typeface | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

This infographic offers a flowchart for choosing an appropriate typeface (font) depending on the type of application and aesthetic preference.

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The Power of Infographics

The Power of Infographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Infographics present brand journalists with an opportunity to deliver knowledge and ideas in a manner that can be quickly consumed, understood and remembered. . .

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Ultimate Guide to Business Cards

Ultimate Guide to Business Cards | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures

American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Many American hand gestures are innocent in the US, but those same hand gestures in different cultures could land you in a whole handful of trouble. This


video shows 7 innocent American hand signs that can lead to serious difficulties in other parts of the world.

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A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Typography could be considered the most important part of any design. It's definitely among the most important elements of any design project. And yet it's often the part of a design that's left for last, or barely considered at all.
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Definition, Usage and Popularity of Infographics

Definition, Usage and Popularity of Infographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

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Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 10:37 PM

INFOGRAPHICS   WHY ?  AND WHATS NEXT?  

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How to Mess Up a Bar Chart

How to Mess Up a Bar Chart | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Karen Lopez at InfoAdvisors sent in what she calls "the stupidest bar chart of 2011" (link), showing us that one can mess up bar charts too. This chart originally came from an infographic (link) published by Klout, which is a . . .

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Ultimate Guide to Business Cards

Ultimate Guide to Business Cards | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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Color Meanings by Culture

Color Meanings by Culture | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

What do various colors mean in other cultures? How does the meaning vary from culture to culture?

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Thinking Visually

Effective communication is everyone’s job—whether you are trying to sell in a concept or convince a client.


Visual Thinking can help us take in complex information and synthesize it into something important.

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29 Commandments for the 21st Century Human

To survive in the 21st century you need to be able to think, select and act independently, creatively. Here are 29 great ways to stay or become more creative and independent in these fast-changing times.


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How to Create a Video Infographic

How to Create a Video Infographic | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

By definition, a video infographic is a visual representation of data and knowledge in the form of an online video.

 

It’s content marketing in a unique, high impact form. A video infographic hits the audience with morsels of high-value information, which, after viewing for as little as 90 seconds, could improve their perspective on the subject matter.

 

Because it’s an entertaining combination of audio and visuals, viewers are more likely to make an emotional connection to the message and are more likely to respond to it, share it with friends and colleagues, and even view it multiple times.


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The Designer's Toolkit

The Designer's Toolkit | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

One of the most fascinating and overlooked elements web designers tend to overlook is the influence of color on their website visitors. While a color palette may look visually pleasing, is it psychologically pleasing? When you go to design your next website pay special attention to your color choices and what they actually mean. To help you out with that we have created this beautiful infographic. . .


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