Humans evolved keen eyesight for survival, and although we no longer need to spot predators, over 90% of our communication is visual. What’s more, humans process images 60,000 times faster than text! So, if you want to get your point across quickly, images are the way to go. But don’t be fooled! Choosing the best image for the job isn’t always easy.
For this discussion, examine the following 6 pairs of images along with their figure captions. For each pair, select the image (top or bottom) that you think is more effective at conveying the intended information. Explain your reasoning. You may also include whether the image you chose still needs some improvement or whether the image you did not select could be used with some changes. For maximum effect, view only the image to see what information it provides, then read to caption for additional information.