In broad terms, information design is the integration of words and pictures to help readers meet their goals for using the communication piece. Professionals who produce technical communications--whether they are technical writers, web and graphic designers, trainers, or engineers--can benefit from knowledge of information design. In this course, students will study how to use clear writing, analysis of the audience's needs, legibility of typography, design of spatial cues, and the interplay of words and pictures to create documents, printed or electronic, that readers understand and respond to aesthetically and emotionally.
Note: Required course for the certificate in Technical Communication. This online course is asynchronous but not self-paced. This was originally a 2 unit class (WCWP-40150). The 2 unit version was last offered FA21. The new 3 unit version is first offered SP22.
Course Number: WCWP-40339
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Technical Communication