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The design of visuals affects how we use them every day. But what makes some visuals more effective that others? The answer to this question is central to usability across many different technologies – from street signs to computer interfaces.

This presentation examines the mental processes affecting how we perceive and interact with visuals. Kirk St.Amant will explain how we can use an understanding of these processes to create visuals that are easier to identify, find, and use.

About the Visiting Dojo Expert

Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University. Kirk is also a Research Faculty member with Louisiana Tech’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and is an Adjunct Professor of International Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick in Ireland. He researches how cognition affects usability and design with a focus on international health and medical contexts and international online education.

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Recorded: 5 August 2019

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Key Concepts:

illustrations and graphics, research, usability and user experience

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