ABSTRACT

Reinforcing the observation of the SS21 document concerning the necessity of visual learning, Joe Godlewski believes that “history and social studies should be visually compelling.” As instructional designers with the objective to create “a beautiful book,” the Ligature team’s reasoning was complex. In this chapter the visual thinking behind that objective is examined. This review can provide the proper context to discuss the most prominent examples of that vision. “Typically,” Godlewski stated, “no one develops a book in this way. Our design process is informed by the interactivity of working with the computer. . . . Media really affected our perception of [those] development procedures.”