Visual literacy is an important skill so we can have understanding of all the information that is throw at us on a daily basis.
Design is a huge component of communication.
The Google Drawing page is in the centre section.
Use the zoom tool to zoom over the area you want to work on so you don't have to see all of it all the time.
You can use this to your advantage.
Culture plays into the meaning - it is the person seeing the font that makes the meaning it gives.
Use colours that go together - don't just randomly throw colours at the page. Use colours that help you tell the story.
ColorZilla - chrome extension
Colour lovers - web page
Shape - these can make your brain link to things as soon as you see them.
You can make simple images by combining simple shapes together on Google Drawing. Build your own rather than find something on Google. Makes it more personal.
FlatIcon.com - vector images
Noun Project - icons for everything
You can access MyMaps from drive!