Packaging Visual Communication
Over the past few weeks, youâ€™ve worked to put together a communication piece through the use of visuals. Describe the steps you took to get to your finished communication product, and explain how these steps were helpful. Finally, describe how failing to put as much effort into the preparation stage could be detrimental to the ultimate communication of your message, and describe how this concept can be applied to the messages you communicate in your work environment.
This journal entry should allow you to thoroughly reflect upon what you have learned thus far in class, and provides you an opportunity to relate this learning to your professional and/or personal experiences. Your journal entry may be written in a more informal style, with a focus on clearly conveying your ideas. APA formatting elements are not required for your journal entry, but you are expected to adhere to conventional rules of grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation.
Wk 5-Final Project (Example attached)
Final Project: Using Visuals to Communicate a Message
Visual media can have a significant impact on how effectively a message is communicated. Appropriate and strategic visuals can inspire the audience, lend clarity to a message, and, in general, say things that words alone cannot.
Throughout this course, you decided on a message to communicate, determined the most effective platform or medium for that message, and selected the most appropriate visuals to support the message. For the Final Project, incorporate a minimum of three different types of visual design, such as typography, graphics, and images to deliver your intended message. Note that if you did not create the visual, you must include a reference for the visual(s) contained in the project.
For this project, use the concepts youâ€™ve learned in this course to effectively apply visuals to a business-related message. Below, you will find just a few examples of how visuals can be utilized to communicate a message in the business setting. Feel free to use any of the examples listed below, or if you choose to select examples not included on the list, be sure to request instructor approval prior to completing the Final Project.
Your Final Project must contain aspects of each element discussed in the course as it applies to your example communication piece. It must use appropriate typefaces, deliver a clear message, and have clear brand identity. It must also use an appropriate composition of graphics, photos, video, or other visual media. In addition to the text, your paper must contain a minimum of five scholarly sources, two of which must be from the Ashford University Library.
In your five- to seven-page paper (not including the title and reference pages or the three visual media examples), be sure to address the following:
- Discuss the rationale behind choosing each of the three media elements and support your discussion with concepts from the course material.
- Explain why the media elements contained in your Final Project deliver the message you intended to communicate.
- Describe the intent of the message.
- Apply a minimum of five concepts from the course material to support your choice of media elements. For example you may use concepts such as visual literacy, perception, visual marketing, storytelling, design, branding, social media, communication theories, or any of the other concepts presented during the course. Be sure to discuss the relationship of the concepts to the media elements that you have chosen.