Words Versus Pictures: Leveraging the Research on Visual Communication

Pauline Dewan

Abstract


Librarians, like many other occupations, tend to rely on text and underutilize graphics. Research on visual communication shows that pictures have a number of advantages over words. We can interact more effectively with colleagues and patrons by incorporating ideas from this research.

Keywords


visual communication; visual literacy; multimedia literacy; pictures; graphics; images

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v10i1.3137

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