EdTech 506 – Chapter 11

Color, depth, and white space.

Many of us dream in color, but about 90% of the time, we do not remember it. Color can create a perceived depth, depending on the saturation, hue, and intensity of the color. The more intense of the color, the more depth is defined within the picture or web design. White space is also a form of color intensity depending on how to evoke the emotions or directions of the learner.  There are many reasons to use color such as helping students identify how to perform a procedure or not, attract and control the attention of the learner, rank, or aid in decision making processes.  Also, reasons not to use color is it may not be necessary, whereas white space can be just as effective as well.

References:

Lohr, Linda L. (2008). Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance: Lessons in Visual Literacy (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc

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My name is Christina DeLeo, I am a grad student working on completing my Master's of Educational Technology degree at Boise State University.

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