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Visual Literacy - Shape, Position, Size

Visual Literacy - Shape, Position, Size

Author: Wes Heberlein
  • To learn about how shapes can be used to infer meaning
  • Analyse the affect that position & size have on shape

The purpose of this tutorial is to take a basic look into visual literacy and analyse how shape, position, and size infer meaning in various contexts.

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Visual Literacies

A basic introduction into the elements of visual literacy.

The Meaning of Shapes

Shapes are just one element in visual literacy. Shapes can carry various meanings in different contexts and this video will explore the element of shape.


This voicethread requires you to participate in an interactive discussion and analyse the affect of position on shapes and its inferred meaning.


This voicethread is an interactive discussion which will analyse the affect of size on shapes the inferred meaning.