Design For Education

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dominique Richardson (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site:
Clifton Meador

Abstract: This project is a study on the design practices that are often used in educational materials, specifically in handouts and worksheets. After looking into worksheet and handout design I have created a document titled Design for Education that demonstrates to K-12 educators how to create more user friendly materials and how to improve the clarity of worksheets and handouts. In the document I have created I have referenced design concepts including the elements of design which includes; line, shape, form, color, value, texture and space as well as the principles of design which includes concepts like emphasis, balance, and contrast. My book includes chapters on various design concepts that apply to worksheet and handout design. For example; working with layouts, choosing fonts and imagery, and emphasizing titles and subtitles. At the end of the document I included a selection of examples of worksheets that are implementing these concepts both correctly and incorrectly. Overall this project is a study on educational materials from the perspective of a graphic design student. Any document that includes text and imagery is designed, including educational documents. The purpose of this study is to represent the ways that graphic design can improve the educational experience.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Richardson, D. (2020). Design For Education. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2020
Graphic Design, Information Design, Worksheets, Handouts, Forms, Clarity, User-friendly Design

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