Analysis & Interpretation
Evidence - whether visual or verbal - should be the foundation for analysis and interpretation. Some of our design instructors are concerned that verbalizing can obscure the autonomy of visual inquiry. This is a valid concern, but at the same time a dialogue between visual and verbal is essential in our discipline. The criterion dealing with this interaction reflects our understanding that the two processes can enter into an interpretive relationship when each is approached autonomously.
Constructs arguments that are substantiated with appropriate evidence.
Leverages multiple perspectives to support complex arguments.
Engages visual materials and verbal arguments in a dialogue that recognizes the autonomy of both lines of inquiry.
Draws inferences from the argument(s) that lead to synthesis.
Students having trouble? Try these resources:
- Teaching Argument (Dartmouth)
- Argument (UNC)
- Constructing an Informed Argument (Dartmouth)
- Logic and Argument (Dartmouth)
- Analysis and Argument (Richmond)
- Finding a Rhetorical Stance (Dartmouth)
- Fallacies (UNC)
- Interrogate your Sources (Dartmouth)
- Focusing and Connecting Your Ideas (Richmond)