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Teaching Eye-Catching Informational Graphics to Technical Graphic Students at Purdue University   (PDF)

Exploring creative solutions is the key for producing eye-catching informational graphics that grab attention and work in print and on-line. The Department of Technical Graphics at Purdue University offers a basic design course that focuses on informational graphics along with visual hierarchy and the integration of type and images. Students are acquainted to informational graphics as a method to illustrate data aesthetically so it explains, convinces, supports, and makes comparisons. This paper outlines how basic informational graphics is introduced to students who have little or no prior knowledge to creating eye-catching charts.

Miller, Susan G. STC Proceedings (1999). Articles>Education>Technical Illustration