Effective page design is often overlooked in the development of technical information. Studies have shown that the visual design of information has an immediate and lasting visceral impact on both credibility and usability. Good page design ensures that information is easy to find, read, understand, and remember. The science of human visual perception and attention provides a foundation for understanding traditional design elements and principles, and how they can be combined to ensure high-quality, effective information development.
Presented November 28, 2018, at Quadrus Conference Center for Information Development World 2018.