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ERIC Number: EJ1095622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Hidden Stories: Uncovering the Visual Metaphor for Education and Communication
Hube, Amy M.; Tremblay, Kenneth R., Jr.; Leigh, Katharine E.
College Student Journal, v49 n2 p181-186 Sum 2015
Design solutions have become increasingly complex and based on a rapidly growing body of knowledge. In order to articulate a design solution to a client, the graphic use of the design narrative can effectively communicate complex ideas. Two case study interventions were conducted in an interior design program in which students were introduced to graphic metaphors using a "from" "to" methodology. Results of the first intervention revealed a growth in student abilities to ideate ways to use graphic metaphors. The second intervention consisted of three projects requiring students to apply theories in their information graphics utilizing a metaphor as a frame of reference. The overall finding was that students were able to incorporate the metaphor as a component of the design story both as an educational and communication tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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