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Seeing is believing. Or is it?: visual literacy in art & design education

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2016

Peter Wright*
Senior Lecturer in Design, Culture and Context. Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU Email:
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Visual forms of communication are dominant in the digital era. As the visual has increased in influence throughout contemporary culture, art & design slide collections, which would have traditionally helped users make sense of the visual world, have begun to rapidly disappear. How are students of art & design (and beyond) engaging with this visual proliferation now they can no longer rely on the support of the institutional slide collections and their expert staff?

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