Managing information through document design is a critical step for many professional documents. It can also be a part of the writing process that gets overlooked, as writers tend to focus entirely on content. “Good design,” our textbook tells us, “gives your readers obvious ‘access points’ to begin reading and locating the information they need” (447). Please read Chapter 17 in our textbook, which provides 5 principles of design. Then, watch this video:
The video provides a, perhaps, more memorable way of thinking about document design than our textbook. Each, though, focuses on similar design elements. In your response, compare the principles in the chapter and video. What are your takeaways, and, in what ways, is document design important in your profession?