Thursday, January 22, 2015

Writing and Design

Design has a very big impact on writing, especially when presenting the work or piece in front of an audience.  The layout of a power point presentation for example can have the ability to interest the audience or bore the audience.  Design of that presentation could include the way text and any pictures/figures/graphs are placed on the slide, the colors chosen for the slide, as well as fonts for texts.  It is important to take the time to think about the topic and decide who the audience will be.  For an informal audience such as a classroom presentation, the project should be geared more towards a younger audience.  This can be achieved by using various colors, emphasizing pictures and figures more than text, and using creative fonts.  The ability to be creative when designing a piece of work is very important and necessary for success.  Design also comes in to play when writing a paper.  It does not have to be all about visual presentation, it can be about how the text is organized as well.  If a paper, report, article, or review of some type is displayed in a general layout that everyone has seen before, it will not engage the audience.  More so for a less formal project, the writer should have the ability to be creative and express their ideas in an interesting way.  For example, the layout can include various font sizes and styles or the writer can emphasize any quotations used by separating them from the main text.  Design can take many forms in writing, and being creative with design will be very beneficial when presenting a piece of writing.

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