Images, Learning & Meaning

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by CTL staff member Laurie Hansen! Thanks Laurie!]

Tom Wujec, information designer, gives an interesting TED Talk about “three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections.” This talk helps answer the question: “What is it about animation, graphics and illustrations that create meaning?” According to Wujec, this is important because the more we understand the answer to this question, the more “we can communicate, think and collaborate…” This talk is scientific and quite fascinating. Wujec says because of the way we process information, we should use images to clarify and should make them interactive, augmenting memory by making a visual persistence. Need a visual? Watch it and see!

Also here are some more things to explore:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=10851538&siteID=123112

Here you can…

  • Download a PDF Book
  • See Autodesk and Perceptive Pixel collaborate, using multi-touch technology
  • Watch a three-minute movie of the TED2008 BIGVIZ sketches, Autodesk Design Innovation
  • Learn how you can visualize and analyze your designs before building physical prototypes by watching the video
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