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Visual Persuasion

Author : Paul Messaris
ISBN : 0803972466
Genre : Business & Economics
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The pictures in television commercials, magazine advertisements and other forms of advertising often convey meanings that cannot be expressed as well, or at all, through words or music. Visual Persuasion is an exploration of the uniquely visual aspects of advertising. Because of the implicit nature of visual argumentation and the relative lack of social accountability which images enjoy in comparison with words, pictures can be used to make advertising claims that would be unacceptable if spelled out verbally. Taking this as a starting point, Paul Messaris analyzes a variety of commercial, political and social issue advertisements. He also discusses the role of images in cross-cultural advertising.
Category: Business & Economics

Visual Impact

Author : Susan B. Barnes
ISBN : UOM:39015077128620
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Techniques Of Visual Persuasion

Author : Larry Jordan
ISBN : 013676679X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23.86 MB
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Visual and still images are more pervasive and powerful than the written word. Once, only filmmakers and video professionals needed to know how to communicate, tell stories, and persuade visually. Now, everyone does. No matter who you are, Techniques of Visual Persuasion will teach you how to think visually, and create compelling visual messages, imagery, and video for business, social media and the web. Filled with practical examples, real-world stories, and hands-on exercises, this full-color guide illuminates the "why" and the "how" of powerful visual communication. Coverage includes: Essential visual literacy and visual concepts for non-professionals Building outstanding presentations: avoiding "death by PowerPoint" Creating disciplined "Pecha Kucha" talks that focus on the essential story you're telling Controlling the emotions associated with fonts and images Crafting effective photos, and working with both amateur and professional talent Editing, repairing, and compositing still images Optimizing the impact of your video messages by controlling story, imagery, and sound Create motion and 3D graphics that compel attention and convey a clear, powerful message Edit video, master the basics of visual effects, and more
Category: Business & Economics

Compelling Form

Author : J. Donald Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781443833134
Genre : Architecture
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Compelling Form: Architecture as Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of buildings. It demonstrates that architecture is as capable of social influence as speeches or advertisements are and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into buildings’ cultural roles. The book considers a diverse array of structures ranging from museums, to performance halls, to universities, to cathedrals, to governmental buildings, to palaces, and to skyscrapers. Compelling Form is an important extension of theories of persuasion and visual communication to architecture and engineering. The book bases its assessments on the elements of visual literacy and then on the elements of architectural design to demonstrate that buildings, monuments, and even such means of commerce as bridges affect the viewer in such a way as to have social impact.
Category: Architecture

Western European Museums And Visual Persuasion

Author : J. Donald Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781527556690
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 54.16 MB
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Western European Museums and Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of art museums. It demonstrates that museums are as capable of influence as speeches or advertisements are and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into museums’ cultural roles. The book considers a diverse array of institutions ranging from such national cultural icons as the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Prado to museums of partisan advocacy such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Tate Modern, and the Museo Nacional Centro Arte de Reina Sofia. The museums’ architectural significance, the importance of their collections, and the persuasiveness of their exhibition designs are the bases for assessment. Western European Museums and Visual Persuasion is an important extension of theories of persuasion and visual communication to art, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on the semiotics of C. S. Peirce to demonstrate that museum buildings, the art within them, and the spaces used for display all may be thought as ways of influencing society.
Category: Architecture

Beyond Buildings

Author : J. D. Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781443858380
Genre : Art
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Beyond Buildings: Designed Spaces as Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of designed spaces. It demonstrates that these spaces are as socially influential as speeches or advertisements are, and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of designed spaces. The book considers a diverse array of spaces ranging from pleasure gardens and parks to city parks and cities themselves, and includes assessments of the visual impact of national parks, zoological gardens, amusement parks, battlefields and monuments, and the interior spaces of buildings. Beyond Buildings is an extension of theories of persuasion and visual communication to landscape architecture and interior design. The book bases its assessments on the elements of visual literacy, as well as the elements of landscape and interior design to show that such designed spaces as gardens, parks, battlefields, and cities affect the viewer in such a way as to have social impact.
Category: Art

Demonstratives

Author : Daniel Bender
ISBN : 1634259513
Genre : Law
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Written by experienced litigators, trial consultants, and graphic designers, Demonstratives: Definitive Treatise on Visual Persuasion guides lawyers and consultants through the process of creating and using persuasive visuals, and includes over 300 color images as examples.
Category: Law

Using Charts And Graphs

Author : Jan V. White
ISBN : 0835218945
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explains the purpose of diagrams, pie charts, bar graphs, dot charts, flow charts, maps, and tables, demonstrates chart making techniques, and shows how to combine different kinds of charts
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Persuasion In Your Life

Author : Shawn T. Wahl
ISBN : 9781317345718
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 24.50 MB
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Persuasion in Your Life speaks directly to the student by focusing on actual life experiences–from critically viewing persuasive public campaigns to making business and health care decisions. The book reflects a balance of theory and application and draws material from communication, psychology, and other disciplines. Through its use of rhetoric, criticism, and social scientific research, the book helps readers understand, analyze, and use persuasion in their life and career.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Power Of Glamour

Author : Virginia Postrel
ISBN : 9781476718873
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 88.60 MB
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In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. The Power of Glamour is the very first book to explain what glamour really is—not just style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, large and small. By embodying the promise of a different and better self in different and better circumstances, glamour stokes ambition and nurtures hope, even as it fosters sometimes-dangerous illusions. From vacation brochures to military recruiting ads, from the Chrysler Building to the iPad, from political utopias to action heroines, Postrel argues that glamour is a seductive cultural force. Its magic stretches beyond the stereotypical spheres of fashion or film, influencing our decisions about what to buy, where to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote. The result is myth shattering: a revelatory theory that explains how glamour became a powerful form of nonverbal persuasion, one that taps into our most secret dreams and deepest yearnings to influence our everyday choices.
Category: Business & Economics

The Visual Marketing Revolution

Author : Stephanie Diamond
ISBN : 9780133259674
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.8 MB
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Get Straight to Your Customer’s Mind, Heart, Buy Button…Visually! Skip past the filters: jump straight into your customer’s powerful visual instinct, where 83% of all human learning is processed. Craft messages that can be brilliantly expressed visually. Then, brilliantly express them. Learn the modern and timeless arts of visual persuasion from a master: Stephanie Diamond. Design irresistible visual persona. Tell masterful visual stories. Create breakthrough images, infographics, and video. Use all the visual social tools at your disposal, from Instagram to Pinterest to YouTube. Words can’t express what you need to say. Visuals will. Get this book: see how. Think visually to solve marketing challenges text can’t handle Utilize visual maps to craft sharper messages and strategies Guide prospects on a visual journey they simply must follow Make abstract ideas intensely real and tangible Visually boost the effectiveness of emails, landing pages, and case studies Leverage new presentation tools that go way beyond PowerPoint Clear away obstacles to action with infographics, checklists, and worksheets Add visuals to deepen engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ Create outstanding low-cost video for marketing and tutorials Optimize your visuals for tablets and smartphones Quickly improve social media performance with intuitive new visual tools
Category: Business & Economics

American Museums And The Persuasive Impulse

Author : J. D. Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781443803922
Genre : Art
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In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of museums. The book considers a diverse array of museums ranging from such national cultural icons as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute to such city museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, and includes separate chapters on museums devoted to modern and contemporary art and to the specialized collections of individual connoisseurs. In addition to these primarily art museums, Professor Ragsdale assesses museums devoted to collections, such as the National Air and Space Museum, and to commemoration and remembrance, such as the National World War II Museum and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse makes an important contribution to the theory of persuasion and to visual communication, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that museum buildings, the art and other objects contained within them, and the spaces used for display may all be thought of in terms of means of social influence.
Category: Art

Visual Communication Research Designs

Author : Keith Kenney
ISBN : 9781135859275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Visual Communication Research Designs provides a step-by-step guide for designing research involving visuals relevant to communications media. This volume explains the process from conceptualization to research questions, instrumentation, analysis, and reliability and validity checks. It also addresses the lack of sufficient methods to answer theoretical questions attending visual communication. This resource has been developed in response to the circumstance in which, in many cases, the methodologies used for verbal and textual communications are inappropriate or ineffective when applied or adapted for the study of visual communications. Additionally, research articles from ethnography, action research, rhetoric, semiotics, psychology, cultural studies, and critical theory often do not use examples appropriate to visual communication readers. To address these issues, this book explains in clear and straightforward language key research designs, including new methodologies, that are appropriate for scholars and students conducting visual communication research. Organized into three parts -- production, analysis, and effects of visuals – this research text provides guidance in using, interpreting and measuring the effects of visual images. It addresses such topics as: producing photographs and video that can be used as research data; interpreting images that already exist; measuring the effects of visuals and to understand their use by different groups. Ethical issues are included, as well as a discussion of the advantages and limitations of each method. "War stories" are provided by experienced researchers, who discuss a particular research project and explain pitfalls to avoid, as well as what to do when problems occur. The primary audiences are scholars, researchers, and students conducting research on motion pictures, video, television, photographs, illustrations, graphics, typography, political cartoons, comic books, animation, and other media with a visual component. Individuals will use this text whenever they need to conduct research that involves visuals in the media. The book will be a required text for advanced courses in visual culture, seminars on visual communication research, and other research methods courses integrating a visual component.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hidden Persuasion

Author : Marc Andrews
ISBN : 9063695314
Genre : Design
File Size : 65.32 MB
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Visual messages are omnipresent in our daily life. They are constantly attempting to persuade us to buy, learn and act. Some are more successful than others in influencing our behavior and choices. What is the secret power of these messages? How do they succeed in changing our behavior? This book analyzes advertising beyond the persuasive power of the imagery itself. It explains the psychology behind 33 effective influence techniques in visual persuasion and how to apply them. The techniques range from influencing essentials to more obscure and insidious ones. The reader will gain deep insights into how visual means are constructed to influence behavior and decisionmaking on an unconscious level. All techniques are supported by rich visual references and additional information on the psychology of behavior change. This publication is not just an eye-opener for professionals and students in the communications and design field, but also for anybody who wants to understand how our behavior is influenced unconsciously by advertising, social campaigns and governmental messages. The book is co-authored by leading figures in social infl uence and visual persuasion. It is designed as an accessible modern reference book for creating and understanding persuasive visual imagery. It will open your eyes, we promise!
Category: Design

Persuasive Advertising

Author : J. Armstrong
ISBN : 9780230285804
Genre : Business & Economics
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Written by a leading authority, this book is a comprehensive and definitive guide to advertising that incorporates a vast amount of research and expert opinion. It draws upon the evidence to establish principles that can be applied to achieve successful and effective advertising and evaluates all of the relevant attributes and aspects of this.
Category: Business & Economics

Structures As Argument

Author : J. Donald Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781443811491
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Structures as Argument assesses museums, places of worship, monuments, and cemetery stones as means of visual persuasion. It argues that structures are equally capable of influencing viewers as speeches or advertisements are and that to miss this essential feature of them is to fail in understanding their cultural roles. The book spotlights museums ranging from such cultural icons as the Louvre and the British Museum, to such museums of collective memory as the Anne Frank House, to museums of pure visual persuasion such as the Doge’s Palace in Venice. It features places of worship which range from Notre-Dame de Paris, to the Spanish missions of San Antonio, Texas, to the Protestant churches of America and includes a chapter on non-Western structures such as Chinese museums and Buddhist temples. Structures as Argument makes a significant contribution to the theory of persuasion, visual communication, and art history. It utilizes a theory of visual signs developed by Paul Messaris out of the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that artifacts of war, cathedral iconography, positioning of art objects for effect, and the art of gravestone sculpture all may be thought of in terms of means of social influence.
Category: Literary Criticism

Visual Selling

Author : Paul LeRoux
ISBN : 0470146273
Genre : Business & Economics
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Visual Selling provides salespeople with tools to sell in an increasingly image-oriented culture. More so than ever before, the way a salesperson looks and acts, the images on a screen or in handouts, and even room environments can impact people’s trust, satisfaction and willingness to buy. The authors believe that, to sell most effectively, the seller must be the visual focal point. This book draws on 25 years of experience coaching individuals and organizations in the art of visual selling, sharing stories and techniques used in big-dollar competitive presentations and pitches to senior management. Divided into three sections (the Seller as Focal Point, Getting Ready to Sell and Selling Situations), Visual Selling will appeal to a wide variety of business readers because it can be used to help salespeople sell one-on-one, as well as to assist corporate presenters at selling new programs or products in-house. Section I – The Seller as Focal Point Section II – Getting Ready to Sell Section III – Selling Situations
Category: Business & Economics

Peaceful Persuasion

Author : Ellen W. Gorsevski
ISBN : 9780791485354
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.
Category: Social Science

Web Portfolio Design And Applications

Author : John DiMarco
ISBN : 9781591408567
Genre : Education
File Size : 56.80 MB
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"This book defines and gives an overview of the web portfolio and how it is being used in academic programs and professional scenarios"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Education