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IVLA 2014 Conference talk

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Way back in November, I did another talk about user experience and visual literacy. This time I partnered with Mike Osswald. We led a session entitled "Visual literacy in a business context" (aka "Design and visual literacy") at the IVLA 2014 conference, right here in Toledo.

Mike did a great job putting the slides together, even tweaking them for the 9-screen display we had. Slide 28 shows that well, and also serves as the list of UX "top of mind" topics that we thought had strong connections to visual literacy issues.

  • Modular Content for
 Multiple Contexts
 (Responsive)
  • User Interface 
 Metaphors
 ("Flat" design)
  • Layers and Motion
 in User Interfaces
  • Gesture Literacy
  • Storytelling
  • Human Factors 
 and Devices
  • Data Visualization Democratized
  • Infographics & Information Literacy

We got the audience engaged, heard good feedback afterwards, and learned a lot doing it. So it was a success! Not sure what UX & VL connections I will make next, but I plan to keep exploring the intersection.