What Is Visual Communication? - Definition, History, Theory & Examples


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Which of the following is the oldest example of visual communication?

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1. Once people began to travel, how did they communicate with those that did not speak the same language?

2. The study of symbols, signs, and other types of visual communication is referred to as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will quiz you on the history and theory of visual communication. The questions will go over points such as the study of visual communication and how symbols relate to their meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The earliest form of visual communication
  • Developments in visual communication
  • The term for the study of visual communication
  • The relationship between symbol and meaning
  • Behaviors associated with a specific group of people

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the attached lesson's main points on the history of visual communication
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the various types of visual communication
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on how visual communication is studied

Additional Learning

Go over more information on visual communication with the lesson called What is Visual Communication? - Definition, History, Theory & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding visual communication
  • Visual communication origins
  • Examples of visual communication
  • Importance of communicating with images