Visual Design

Elements of Visual Design is a fully-online graduate course that is part of MSPTC degree in Professional Technical Communication and the Graduate Certificate program at NJIT.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of and competency in the visual presentation of information. Modules include both design principles and hands-on practice in visual literacy, layout and design, and graphic tools. The course integrates theories of design and composition with the technologies of electronic and print publishing.

These design elements and topics will be covered during the semester:
visual rhetoric
preconception and conception
photo elements
editing images
editing text with images and writing for the web
transferring print content to the web
graphical user interfaces
evaluating online content
web as hypertext
web design and web redesign
cascading style sheets (CSS)
workflow design
collaborative writing
design proposals
communicating with subject matter experts
historical site analysis
user-centered design