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Multimedia: Design

This guide features self-paced resources related to design, video, photography and audio.


Streaming Videos on Design


User-Friendly Accessible Design

Consider the following items when designing for greater accessibility:

Using Type

  • Limit the number of typefaces in a given design.
  • Bold, italicize, underline, etc., type sparingly.
  • Limit the use of uppercase to sentences and titles.
  • Select high contrast type colors to create separation from other compositional elements.

Visit Washington State University to learn more.


  •  Use color as only one means of conveying information.
  • Avoid color-blindness color combinations (i.e. red on green, green on red, etc.)

Visit Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Web Design

  • Remove hovering behaviors for links.
  • Interactive elements should be easily discoverable.
  • Ensure that elements are labeled.
  • Include image and media alternatives.

Want more information on this? Visit Medium or Web Accessibility Initiative.


Other Resources

Design Podcasts

  • Design Matters - Podcast discussing contemporary design and its practicioners.

Color Management / Identification

  • Pantone - Color system used to create and manage color for design projects.

Type Foundries

Companies responsible for designing and licensing typefaces for designers:

Other Typeface Resources

  • Google Fonts - Provides previews of user generated text using a variety of typefaces. | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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