Good and Bad Visual Design
We’ve all seen some amazing websites – you know, those eye-catchers that play to the artsy side of us while soothing the hyper-organized side. We’ve all been exposed to the horrible sites, too – those that we click away from as soon as possible. “Run away, run away!” (King Arthur’s response to being bombarded with farm animals and attacked by the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail).
When you are creating something to be viewed on a screen there are several principles to follow. Below you’ll find two presentations that I use to help students create well-designed presentations and websites.
What to avoid:
Example of good design:
For some guidance on designing for accessibility, check out Samantha Warren‘s post.
Garr Reynolds provides some excellent ideas and tips for designing amazing presentations.