Your Brain On Graphics: Research-inspired Visual Design

  • Thursday, June 09, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road - 3rd Floor, Cafeteria - Halethorpe, MD 21227


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed
In this presentation, you'll learn about the power and impact visuals can have on an audience. We'll discuss the importance of design and how it is much more than decoration. We'll also explore:
  • How graphics express a message more succinctly than words
  • How to speed up a visual message
  • How to make visuals cognitively efficient
  • How to persuade and engage with emotional imagery
  • How to select, conceive or design the most effective abstract graphics for the variety of learning experiences you encounter
This session is for anyone who conceives, designs and creates graphics in a learning context, including their supervisors. If you'd like a review and analysis of your graphics, please send them ahead of time to

Connie Malamed consults, writes, and speaks in the fields of online learning, visual communication, and information design. She is the author of Visual Language for Designers, which presents visual design principles based on cognitive science. She also publishes the popular blog, The eLearning Coach ( With degrees in Instructional Design and Art Education, she energetically pursues ways to improve instructional and information graphics.

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