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Characteristics of Effective Visuals:
Direction: Effective graphics are direct and focused on a central point.
Avoid needless detail. Study each element of your graphic and consider
its role in the case. If it is not needed, do not use it. Contemplate ways of creating several
simple charts out of a complex one.
Graphics used in courtrooms or in mediation venues must be triple and quadrupple-checked for accuracy. Effective graphics are based on fact and assure proper interpretation of the data.
Emphasis: Emphasis attracts attention and reinforces the message. Identify a specific idea or object which may be desirable or unique and determine a creative method to call attention to that point.
Authenticity: Utilize icons which will lend authenticity to the document of focus. The cover of a treatise, text, journal Or the use of a logo from an organization / corporation.
Summarization: Graphic charts can summarize important points and/or reinforce messages viewed earlier you wish the judge, jurors or mediator to remember.
Interest and Impact: When interest is added, greater impact is created.
Interest improves recall. Testimony peppered with visuals gives the jurors visual refreshment
allowing them to use different perceptive tools to record the information.