SLA-ASIS&T-SC Brown Bag: Suzanne Uratani

March 2, 2008 on 3:39 am | In Events |

Is your powerpoint presentation looking dull?  Starting to look like the same presentation you gave for that other class?  That poster of yours not catching the attention it deserves from library patrons?  Come and attend a talk by Suzanne Uratani, a graduate of our own LIS program.  Sheʻll talk about visual design in the library environment and how you can create eye catching displays and presentations.

Bad design in the library world can be found everywhere: from unreadable signage to boring book exhibits, to PowerPoint presentations that evoke dismay.

When we offer information to our patrons, organizing information effectively – and considering appearance and clarity - is as important as content. How can we move beyond the ordinary and confusing to the positive and attention getting?

In this presentation, we’ll talk about the use of type styles, color, layout and dimension to communicate ideas visually, attract attention and create interest. These design basics are necessary components for successful posters, bulletin boards, slides and more.

What:    Visual Design in the Library and Beyond
Who:    Suzanne Uratani, University of Hawaii at Manoa Sinclair Library
Where:    Bilger 319
When:   Friday, March 7th, 2008

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