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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What Colors Communicate - A Visual Guide

Whenever I talk to students or teachers about slide design, digital portfolio design, or any other visual project one of the things that I talk about is color choice. Using the right combination of colors can make your project stand out. On the other hand, the wrong combination can make your project stand out for the wrong reasons. Dustin Stout recently published a handy guide to colors and what they communicate. The guide was created for blog designers, but the concepts can be applied to lots of other formats. The guide is posted below. I encourage you to visit Dustin's blog post for more information about colors and visual design.
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Applications for Education
Before your students start designing their next sets of slides, have them take a look at this guide and consider the impact of their color choices. If you have access to a color printer, you might make a couple of copies to hang in your classroom.

H/T to Randy Krum at Cool Infographics