ERIC Number: EJ1142479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Information Architecture and the Comic Arts: Knowledge Structure and Access
Farmer, Lesley S. J.
Journal of Visual Literacy, v34 n2 p23-49 2015
This article explains information architecture, focusing on comic arts' features for representing and structuring knowledge. Then it details information design theory and information behaviors relative to this format, also noting visual literacy. Next , applications of comic arts in education are listed. With this background, several research methods that combine information design and comic arts are explained, followed by a concrete research example. It also recommends strategies for addressing information architecture explicitly for knowledge acquisition and communication.
Descriptors: Cartoons, Information Management, Design, Visual Literacy, Research Methodology, Knowledge Representation, Curriculum, Library Materials, Novels, Ethnography, Content Analysis, Library Education, Scoring Rubrics, Information Literacy, Graduate Students, Common Core State Standards, Story Telling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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