TO DO's:
                    Characteristics of Effective Visuals:
        
DirectionEffective graphics are direct and focused on a central point.

SimplicityAvoid 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.

Accuracy:   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.

EmphasisEmphasis 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.

SummarizationGraphic charts can summarize important points and/or reinforce messages viewed earlier you wish the judge, jurors or mediator to remember.

Interest and ImpactWhen 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.