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Title: The development of a new taxonomy for graphicacy
Authors: Danos, Xenia
Norman, E.W.L.
Keywords: Graphicacy
Graphical literacy
Visual communication
Ability test
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © The Design and Technology Association
Citation: DANOS, X. and NORMAN, E.W.L., 2009. The development of a new taxonomy for graphicacy. IN: Norman, E. and Spendlove, D. (eds). The Design and Technology Association International Research Conference 2009. [Loughborough University, 30 June - 2nd July]. Wellesbourne : The Design and Technology Association, pp. 69-84
Abstract: Graphicacy as an aspect of everyday life is demonstrated by highlighting the wide range of professions in which it plays an important part. It has emerged as a concept in many countries in relation to the development of school curricula, and its origins in Australia, South Africa, the UK and the USA are described. Prior research concerning the testing of levels of graphicacy is described. Previously published typologies and a long-established taxonomy for graphical literacy by Fry are discussed before presenting a newly developed taxonomy for graphicacy, which has been designed to facilitate full curriculum audits. Examples are given of how design and technology education contributes to teaching aspects of this new taxonomy, and hence to the general education of children.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5100
ISBN: 1898788855
Appears in Collections:D&T Association Conference Series

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