This book analyzes Web page design from a visual communication perspective. Visual communication is an emerging field which draws on numerous disciplines concerned with the creation, perception, and interpretation of visual messages. The transdisciplinary nature of the field allows us to see the sites examined from new visual vantage points – metaphorical, cultural, and rhetorical; cognitive, perceptive, and evaluative. With an introduction and eight essays by visual communication scholars, the book also includes an insightful interview with Hillman Curtis, one of the foremost Web page designers in the world.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. VIII, 204 pp., num. fig.
Contents: Sheree Josephson/Susan B. Barnes/Mark Lipton: Introduction – Sally Gill: From Page to Screen and Beyond: The Evolution
of Web Metaphors and Their Impact on Communication Design – Susanna Paasonen: Something New, Something Old, Something Borrowed:
Web Pages and Visual Culture – Valerie V. Peterson: An Elemental Approach to Web Site Visuals – Craig Baehr: Thinking Visually:
Heuristics for Web Site Analysis and Design – Sheree Josephson: Using Eye Tracking to See How Viewers Process Visual Information
in Cyberspace – Roxanne O’Connell: Web Site Usability: Tips, Techniques, and Methods – Ulla Bunz/Juliann Cortese: How Do Users
Evaluate Web Sites? – Susan B. Barnes: Visual Evaluation of the World Wide Web – Amanda Carlson/Sheree Josephson: Epilogue:
An Interview with Hillman Curtis.