In addition to interaction design, designing menus draws on several skill sets rooted in fine and applied art: typography, color, and image making.

This chapter presents the following topics:

Graphic design principles

Combining type and images

Production tips

Graphic Design Principles

Graphic design communicates information visually. Successful design does this in a way that is functional, appropriate, consistent, crafted, and delightful.

Function. Is the design functional? For instance, can people read it and do they understand what elements are interactive? Does it solve a problem?

Appropriateness. Appropriate design speaks to an the audience effectively. It can share sentiment with the audience, create a sense of ease, ...

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