I personally find visual note-taking is a great aid to the learning process. Here are my visual notes from the course ‘Gestalt Psychology and Web Design’ by the Interaction Design Foundation.
The astute amongst you may notice that I started this course over a year ago (I have a thing about dating works in journals). That’s one of the great things about their courses: no time-outs. In fact – let me blow their trumpet a bit more – these courses seem to strike a nice balance between academic jargon and practical example-based methodology. I’m very grateful to two excellent UXers, Patrick and Ewa, with whom I worked with at William Hill and who both, separately, recommended this online learning resource. In terms of bang-for-buck, I’m really very happy. Join the Interaction Design Foundation (and get 3 months free from that link!).
Anyway, onto the blessed visual notes. In the manner of a picture speaks more than a thousand words – [and please excuse some of my gestalt-inspired visual/textual punning]: An introduction to Gestalt Psychology; The Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization; The Gestalt Principles in Web Design and the Benefits of a Gestalt-Driven Approach – all in scratchy pencil…
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