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close this book Tools for teaching - A visual aids workshop, and instruction manual for health educators
close this folder Session 1. Introduction to the visual aids workshop
View the document Illustration 1.1.1 - Learning chart (Supplementary learning materials)
View the document Story 1.1.2 - The blind men & the elephant (Supplementary learning materials)
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View the document Illustration 1.1.4 - Double arrows (Supplementary learning materials)
View the document Illustration 1.1.5 - Faces/vase ambiguity (Supplementary learning materials)
Open this folder and view contents Handout 1.4.1 - Principles of communication design (Supplementary learning materials)
Open this folder and view contents Handout 1.8.1 Making & using visual aids (Supplementary learning materials)
View the document 1.1 Orientation to class structure & methods
View the document 1.2 Types of visual aids: A survey
View the document 1.3 Media & techniques: An overview
View the document 1.4 Design considerations
View the document 1.5 The design process
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View the document 1.7 Master plan
View the document 1.8 Homework assignment: Idea generation

1.4 Design considerations

25 Minutes

PROCEDURE

1) Divide participants into teams. Ideally, team members should live and/or work in the same general location so that they can get together easily to complete homework assignments. The optimum arrangement is to set up four teams of three to four members each.

2) Distribute PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN (handout 1.4.1).

3) After teams have reviewed the manual for a few minutes, ask participants to name the principle characteristics of an effective visual aid. Request a volunteer to write these items on a large piece of paper taped to the wall. The list should contain the following design considerations

• simple (in terms of both concept and design)

• direct

• accurate

• easily understood

• easy to use

• cost effective

• sensitive to local customs and traditions

• colorful (to attract and hold attention)

• appropriate (in terms of subject, occasion, and audience)

• stimulating (to encourage audience participation)