Can You Read an Image?

The other day my friend and collegue, Richard Withers, displayed a detailed image in front of our staff and asked if we could read it. This conversation was about visual literacy. One of interest to me.

Try it

This image, created by Vlademer Proudnikov, introduces The Martin Jetpack. Although most of you probably have not heard of the Martin Jetpack, when you are done you will have learned a lot about it. This is Visual Literacy!

  • How does the use of headings, images, and consice text make this image easy to read and learn from?
  • What type of writing skills are required to annotate an image with ideas and information?