Why Design Matters
One of the touchstones of the design world is the unity of form and function. This “big picture / small picture” harmony is an equally crucial lesson for learners of all ages. Whereas art is something we look at, design is something we use everyday. It gives context to content and supports the relationship between the two. Good design of information delivers content that is engaging to the eye without becoming a distraction. It guides our attention through carefully controlled and selected visual components; it retreats to the background, enabling the purpose of the finished product to come forward.
The following resources provide educators with helpful information for creating engaging learning materials.
Engaging With Text
Design steers the eye, and removes the noise.
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