Module: Layout and Visual Design
About the topic
The acceptance, comprehensibility
and implementability of user information depend upon a great
extent on their visual presentation. Thus knowledge of
typographic principles and uitable layout forms,
corresponding to the selected medium, is vital - as is the
knowledge of the relevant layout programs for their technical
implementation. Technical communicators need to be able to
develop a visual outline that corresponds with the contents and
meets the expectations and habits of the users.
This module helps to develop knowledge and skills that benefit all those who are involved:
1. The author: The author can transform the contents, that he has created into a suitable visual form in a targeted and effective manner thus shortening the design process.
2. The company: A user- and content-oriented design increases the acceptance of the user documentation and thus of the product.
3. The customer: A reader-friendly typography and a clear layout support the user in implementing the contents safely and quickly.