In a post about the use of PowerPoint during the Iraq War, Visual Beings used this term “Visual Illiteracy”.
Some days a phrase gets me thinking – Visual Illiteracy is a new one.
There’s even an International Visual Literacy Association.
Take your pick of definitions, they all seem to be saying very similar things: the ability to communicate and understand visually rather than in words.
I suppose this fits into my brain series. The right-brained people seem to be the ones who are more likely to be visually literate. Visual literacy is going to be a skill which will be invaluable to people who are needing to be more creative and more conceptual. It seems to be something you can learn.
Having done a small amount of research I am staggered by how many words have been written about a topic that is all about visual. Apparently there is a taxonomy of visual literacy?