Visual information is meaning perceived by the eyes. The following are the basic types.
Facial ExpressionsPeople tend to be adapted to reading and expressing social information with the face and eyes.
Body language such as posture or gestures.
Manual CommunicationCommunicating using hand based gestures and signs such as sign language.
TextWritten language such as a book, document, blog post or newspaper.Information perceived in color such as a tendency to perceive red and orange as being hot.
EnvironmentsInformation obtained by observing physical environments such as a hotel lobby or virtual environments such as a game.
Visual SymbolsSymbols designed to instantly communicate information such as an icon, brand logo or warning sign.
DiagramsVisual guides to information that can represent intricate details such as a map that illustrates the geography of a city.
Data VisualizationRepresenting data in a form that can be visually interpreted by people such as a bar chart.Visual media such as photographs, video and animation.
ArtsVisual arts such as a painting and performance arts such as dance.
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