This thesis project is concerned with the role that graphic designers have in making learning materials more effective. It is focused on the need for instructional materials to reflect current advances in cognitive psychology and our society's definition of intelligence. Most instructional materials today are outdated and ineffective. Some reasons are political, others are socio-economic, and some fall within the scope of the designed environment. Learning materials, especially textbooks, designed before the 1980's have been designed without standards, and at a time when intelligence was seen as a narrow list of abilities.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Commercial art; Graphic arts; Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.); Multiple intelligences
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Harding, Tanya, "Visual syntax and intelligence" (2001). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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