To help us learn more about the elements and layout of documents, describe/discuss the following for a sample document:

  • Text Elements
    • How many fonts are used? Can you idenfity them?
    • Is the font used in different ways (italics, bold, color, size, etc.)? Describe how.
  • Headings
    • How many levels of headings are used?
    • How are the levels formatted differently?
  • Color
    • How many colors are used? List the colors.
    • How are the colors (different shades, different elements, backgrounds, frames, etc.)?
  • Pictures/Images
    • How many pictures are used? Describe how.
    • In what ways are the pictures used?
  • White Space
    • Where is the white space in the document?
    • How is the white space being used, for what purpose?
  • Material
    • What is the document printed on? What kind of paper, plastic, etc.
    • What is the shape/size of the document and how does that affect the design?
  • Shape
    • What kinds of shapes are used?
    • For what effect?
    • Symmetrical or Assymestrical
  • Repetition
    • Are elements repeated? Which ones?
    • For what effect?
    • Is the placement/propotion of the shapes appropriate?
  • Texture
    • What textural elements are used?
    • How are they used?