Communication is a broad term, it covers oral, written, signs and symbols and even the simplest if body language and conduct. In which ever method, the goal is to deliver a message from one point to another. Delivering a message from one point to another is no easy task, for this both parties must have a sound understanding of the situation. However, teaching has always been a one way stream of knowledge until interactive education system was introduced. In most parts of the world one way education stream is still the beacon of education.
Visual display is one of the most effective mediums of study, this medium ensures that the learner is given appropriate information and also is able to understand the information using all visual mediums. Generally, classrooms, office places higher education institutes utilize visual aided teaching as a mechanism. However, backboards, whiteboards, magnetic whiteboards and even Velcro display boards are categorized as basic mediums whereas, presentations, digital boards, screenings are considered as much advance levels of display. There are many advantages in visual communication.
A picture can describe many aspects through its display itself. This is completely based on the viewers’ perspectives. If the viewers are given a chance to speak about the display of picture or the display they will have many views, ideas and remarks based on their perception.
Making visual displays ensures boosting creativity, it ensures that individuals can be given a chance to brainstorm their ideas with the topic in consideration and display highly creative and fun ideas. This is one of the leadership development activities carried out in many programs and also practiced in many fields.
Visual communication incorporates illustrations of various nature. Graphics, graphs, pictures, pie charts, flow charts and videos can be used in illustrating various components, data and information.
A visual communication mode is always more appealing to the crowd than an oral delivery of information. Imagine the scenario with a movie, a movie would not make any sense if the motion pictures weren’t available. Similarly an audio may not appeal to the audience without any video.
Visual displays have the ability to stick in the mind of individuals faster than an audio delivery. Assume in a class if you are given a lecturer without any presentation or without any pictures, the lecture would be boring and the students will tend to sleep or even drift their attention to much interesting activities. The incorporation of a visual display would ensure that the information delivered would be more entertaining and will stick in the minds of the listener easily.