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Chapter 10. Visual effectiveness > Use graphics that are meaningful and appropr...

Use graphics that are meaningful and appropriate

Effective graphics are an integral part of technical information. They can supplement descriptive text to clarify and enliven it. However, graphics that are merely decorative and are unrelated to the text distract and confuse users and can impair their understanding of the information.

Ensure that each illustration accurately depicts the object, concept, or function that it is designed to illustrate and that it does so as simply as possible. Users naturally look at parts of the window or page that contain something other than text. To ensure that your graphics offer meaningful and relevant information you can follow these guidelines:


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