Activity Plan for Creating Interpretive Instructional Graphics

This teaching resource has been submitted by Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar at Hacettepe University.



Learning Level


Short Overview

Interpretive graphics are a kind of instructional graphics used to make concrete abstract processes and events. The aim of this learning activity is to present a way of analyzing and creating instructional graphics which have interpretive communication functions. This learning activity takes attention to the grammar of visualization in order to create effective instructional graphics. This activity plan and learning materials can be the first step to analyze and create interpretive graphics, which can be continued with creating more complicated graphics. The duration of the implementation of the activity may be short or long according to the competencies of learners. This plan was created by an instructional designer who focuses on how to create learning processes to help learners to become effective visualizers especially for learning/teaching purposes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning activity the learner/s will be able to:
– Define instructional graphics and interpretive communication function
– Analyze visuals in terms of used visual components and visual encodings based on VisDNA
– Create instructional graphics which have interpretive communication function

Resources Required

Computer/s and internet connection
Online Tools for Vector Drawing (inkscape, corelvector etc.)
Online Tools for Visual Design (piktochart, canva etc.)



Activity Plan for Creating Interpretative Instructional Graphics

Drag & Drop Activity

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