Session 3: Visual Communication | CBSE Class 10 IT (402)

Visual communication proves to be effective since it involves interchanging messages only through images or pictures and therefore, you do not need to know any particular language for understanding it. It is simple and remains consistent across different places. Some examples of Visual Communication given below.

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Types of Visual Communication

Some common types of visual communications are given below.

1. Infographics

2. Process Diagrams

3. Flow Charts

4. Roadmaps

5. Charts and Graphs

6. Visual Reports

7. Presentations

8. Mind Maps 

Advantages of Visual Communication

The main advantage of visual communication is the way that symbols can become universal and supersede the need for a shared language. Visual communication is also used to express different moods and feelings. However, while visual subjects may be universally understood, care needs to be taken that the visual communication that we use does not perpetuate unfair or offensive stereotypes.

Disadvantages of visual communication

There are some disadvantages to visual communication.
  • The visual methods of communication are more costly than those of other methods. To draw maps, charts, the diagram is costly.
  • Visual communication is not sufficient to communicate effectively and clearly but also it can be successfully used with oral communication.
  • Sometimes the visual communication of information becomes complex. The receivers cannot understand the meaning of the presentation.