Visual Representation - PICTURES/VIDEO
Visual Representation used for meaning-making involves the viewer seeing the whole picture all at once. It is used as a design element and is the representation of space in time. Visual meaning is growing in significance in todays society and is increasingly used for communication. The use of screens sees the modes of text and visual meaning come together.
Audio Representation - SOUNDS
Audio Representation is sound as spoken words, sound, sound effects, ambient noise, music, silence and involves pitch, volume and rhythm.
Spatial Representation - PLACEMENT
Spatial Representation is the interaction with spaces including buildings, landscapes, geographic locations and ecosystems. Making sense of space and the ability to attribute meaning to them.
Oral Representation - SPEECH
Oral Representation of language or speech is a medium of communication coded in sound which is ephemeral. Oral language can be spontaneous (casual dialogue) or planned (speech). In multimodality, speech and writing are treated as separate modes as they refer to different sets of semiotic resources.
Written Representation - WORDS
Written Representation as language is a mode of communication using coded symbols. Writing is fixed and can be spontaneous or planned. In multimodality, speech and writing are treated as separate modes as they refer to different sets of semiotic resources.
Gestural Representation - MOVEMENT
Gestural Representation includes movement, speed, stillness, body language and facial expression. Gestural, spatial and tactile concepts are closely connected.
Tactile Representation - TOUCH/FEEL
Tactile Representation is the interaction with objects. This mode is interconnected with Spatial, Tactile and Gestural modes to create meaning.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.