I think the most beneficial topic for me was the use of graphics. I am focusing on web development, and graphics help to make the site more interesting. The problem is making sure the graphics relate to the site, get the message across, grab the user’s attention, and flow well.
There were some great examples throughout the reading and weekly assignments of how and when to use graphics. The example that sticks out the most is the WWII deaths. While I felt the video was long, it did a great job showing how to use interactive and appealing graphics and make them informative (aka info-graphics).
– Daniel Ellman