Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Graphic Design

Major

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Alex Braidwood

Abstract

This paper details the process of designing a dyslexia awareness campaign. The literature review covers: what dyslexia is, who is affected, and why a carefully designed campaign is needed. The methodology section covers how research was collected in various ways to create an effective design. Including an initial focus study of 36 K-12 teachers that gathered both qualitative and quantitative data. Followed by a review of existing design campaigns, cataloging the pros and cons of each based on the literature review and the existing style guides put forth by dyslexic awareness organizations. Finally, the implementation of design methods for multimodal communication on the web will be show. More research is needed to define comprehensive style guides when designing with dyslexic users in mind. These guidelines would improve communication of information for all users, not just benefiting users falling on the spectrum of dyslexia.

Copyright Owner

Laura Anne Huisinga

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

99 pages

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