Textbooks in schools throughout India are by and large poorly designed, often characterized by confusing visual organization, continuous blocks of dense text and ineffective imagery. My Masters major project, ‘Designs that Teach’ is a practical exploration of the ways in which visual design can enhance and elevate the learning experience within Indian school textbooks.
Created as part of Masters coursework at the London College of Communication, UK.
Sample lessons, sourced from current textbooks published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, provided the source material for an alternate textbook prototype where the visual aided the verbal in effective learning. Further, the project also explores how the formal attributes of the physical page could enhance meaning.