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Using the laws of Gestalt in educational design.
Chelsea Cappetta
EDGE903
Assignment 4
 
Why is visual design important forinstructional designers?
The user interface has an impact on the learningexperience and the amount of knowledge retained - ithas a crucial role in learning (Deubel, 2003)
According to Gagne’s nine events of instruction, screen
design has the initial role of gaining learner attention(Deubel, 2003)
All interactions in online learning occur through the visualpresentation (Wroblewski, 2005)
It is not just about which multimedia components areused, but also about where these components are placedon the screen (Mott, 2006)
Visual Designfor Education
Visual Design vs.Verbal DesignWhat is GestaltPsychology?Why is design soimportant?Laws of GestaltPrinciples of Visual DesignApplying Gestaltto designReferences
 
Characters,punctuationWords, numbersSentences, paragraphsStory
Think about how verbal elements are used in education. There are rulesfor structuring verbal information
verbal elements such as words areused to form sentences. Visual information can be arranged in much thesame way.
Points, lines, shapesType, pictures, spaceLayout
DESIGN
ComponentVocabularySyntaxMessage
VERBAL VISUAL
 Adapted from Schamber, 1986
 
Visual Design forEducation
 
Visual Design vs.Verbal Design
What is GestaltPsychology?Why is design soimportant?Laws of GestaltPrinciples of Visual DesignApplying Gestaltto designReferences

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