COMM 3350

COMM 3350

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

As communication professionals, we often present information orally and via written words. Spoken and written words alone, however, are frequently not enough to convey the information that we need to deliver. Visual objects can help us in such cases. In this course you will learn to master the basics of clean layout and design of visual objects such as tables, graphs, dashboards, slide decks, and professional reports. We will build your practical skills in presenting information visually based on fundamental theories in areas such as cognitive psychology and communication that explain how people perceive and construe sensory input. No incoming software skills are required, but I expect you to be willing to explore and learn on your own or with peers beyond classroom instruction.

When Offered Spring.

  • Identify the basics of clean layout and design, and apply your new skills in creating effective information objects
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge from fields such as communication and cognitive psychology in your design of information objects, thereby aiding perception by helping the senses and brain work together
  • Create tables and graphs that fit and showcase the data
  • Design an information dashboard to display key metrics to decision-makers
  • Prepare slide decks that illustrate your words, support your points, and transform your talk
  • Prepare slide decks that illustrate your words, support your points, and transform your talk
  • Plan and deliver talks with visual aids that help people to understand and retain your message
  • Navigate, explore, and use various graphical design and presentation software packages

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17967COMM 3350  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person