Teaching visual design without instructors

Suguru Ishizaki, Stacie Rohrbach, Jeff Tzucker, Melissa Clarkson

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3 Scopus citations


This paper presents a preliminary implementation of an online just-in-time self-learning tutorial for college students to learn basic document design skills. This project is motivated by a lack of resources and opportunities for students who are not majoring in visual design to learn basic visual communication skills. The tutorial consists of audio-visual explanations of basic concepts and skills, self-assessment tools for testing declarative knowledge, and guided hands-on exercises with individualized feedback. The results of a pilot evaluation study suggest that certain visual design skills can be taught via this selflearning tutorial.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International on Professional Communication Conference, IPCC
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2008 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jul 13 2008Jul 16 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002


Conference2008 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2008
CityMontreal, QC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering (all)


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