Access-Ability

Jenn & Ken Visocky O'Grady, Co-founders of Enspace

In a complex world, clear and accessible communication, across a broad range of media, has become essential. While designers need not become psychologists, knowledge of the principles framing cognition and communication, in addition to aesthetics, provides illumination for our craft. This presentation explores the connections and convergences between human perception, thinking and learning: how we transmit knowledge, share concepts and process information through language; and how structure and legibility affect the visualization of messaging. We know you design amazing work, this session will help ensure that everyone can use it.

Jenn + Ken Visocky O'Grady are partners in business and life. The couple cofounded Enspace, a creative think tank where collaboration enhances communication. The two also promote the value of design in the classroom - Jenn as an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University, and Ken as an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. They are the co-authors of The Information Design Handbook and A Designer's Research Manual.

This video was taped during the Access-Ability Conference, Jan. 28, 2010. Conference organized by RGD Ontario. Taping by RGD Ontario with speaker's permission. Copyright RGD Ontario.

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Access-Ability

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In light of proposed Ontario standards for accessibility in information and communications, there is an urgent need for guidelines and tools to achieve accessibility in every graphic design project. From Web Design to Cross-Cultural Design, this conference…


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In light of proposed Ontario standards for accessibility in information and communications, there is an urgent need for guidelines and tools to achieve accessibility in every graphic design project. From Web Design to Cross-Cultural Design, this conference will help you transform your work so it can be accessed, understood and enjoyed by all audiences.

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