Examples Of Visual Media

By Tiara Ogabang

Visual media is a common use of art forms. As such, this article will be discussing an example of visual media.

As a rule of thumb, visual media includes visual images, movies, paintings, written texts, videos, photographs, and interactive media.

Visual media includes art, and it’s also multimedia. Although we cannot perfectly use the definition of a multimedia-style image, which combines a few different visual media elements such as a photograph with a writing element, we can take a general definition of what constitutes a multimedia image.

This list describes multimedia-style images.

A picture can contain many elements, such as lines, shapes, colors, words, and sentences. The elements can be arranged into a sequence or other combination.

An image can include audio or video elements.

The definition of the multimedia image is straightforward. We can describe it in a few words.

A multimedia-style image consists of a sequence of visual, audiovisual, and written elements that form a whole.

Such a sequence includes a short story or a more long-form narrative. It contains many distinct elements that fit together to form a new story.

Although there are some exceptions, we can count these elements as one or more of the following elements:

  • Aural (speech) sound – the sound of speech that is spoken through a speaker or headphones.
  • Visual (picture) – the visual elements of a picture are colors, shapes, lines, shapes of lines, shapes of shapes, shapes with lines, shapes with words, symbols, letters, icons, etc.
  • Auditory (speaker or headphones) sound – the sound of a speech through a speaker or headphones.
  • Visual language – the visual language that is in the picture. It may also include written language, although written language can also be a visual language. For example, written words are lines, boxes, circles, and other forms of symbols.

Auditory and visual language are combined to make a single image.

All the elements of the image are coordinated to create an overall, aural, and visual-auditory language.

This visual language is used to make a continuous visual story or a single image. The visual language can be made up of many words or made up of short stories.

The language can include a variety of visual elements, or it can be a single image. The spoken language can be the same as a written language.

Other visual media

An example of this other media would be a movie or a television show. For example, the picture below may be a multimedia image.

It has a mixture of visual, auditory, and written elements.

Or the picture below may also be a multimedia image. It has a mixture of auditory and visual language.

This visual media illustrates a new way of thinking.

At the beginning of the movie, the narrative only includes the sound of a single, singular voice. Then the narrator changes his narrative voice to summarize what has happened before and what the story will be about.

Visual media is often referred to as a movie or television show. This graphic shows how the traditional picture and the multimedia picture share the same frame.

This animation illustrates a multimedia image. It has a combination of visual language and audio language.

You may have heard that someone “mixes media.” This phrase is ubiquitous in graphic design.

This graphic shows the relationship between traditional media, such as a photograph or drawing, and modern, popular media, such as music and movies.

With today’s technology, people make art in all forms – by writing, visual, and audiovisual art.

Many fine artists express their feelings and visions through images or words. Some of them are:

  • Eliot Piccioni
  • Petr Pravec
  • Wally Murphy
  • Yvan Arpa
  • Michèle A. Godin
  • Tom Chant

This text on the right is also from the book Principles of Design by D’Arcangelo and Baxter, published in 1991.


I wanted to show the image processing pipeline's steps to see what can be done with HTML and CSS (using AngularJS) to manipulate the flow of data. The result is a visualization that shows how viewers were likely to receive the message.

Abo E created the image, and the breakdown below shows each step in the image processing pipeline in color-coded shapes. 18 distinct shapes are arranged in four columns with 6 cells each.

Once the artwork is completed, it’s time to figure out how to present it to an audience. A popular visualization technique that you will see repeatedly is where you group similar shapes into squares, but I wanted to do something slightly different.

I wanted to make it visual to figure out how people were likely to digest the message as they navigated through a page. To do this, I decided to show a couple of points to jump to, then show the visual representation of the link.

In addition to showing how the user would receive a message, I wanted to show why this particular message might have been more likely to succeed for a company.

The following table lists the number of points the user can move around and the amount of time they can spend on each point. All the points are shown in four different colors for easy reference.

This helps the user move around a page quickly while understanding the presentation visually and aiding comprehension.

For each of the 15 points, there is also a breakdown of the people who are likely to click on the link.

For this type of visualization, I often use Hypothesis, an open-source project that allows you to view the users’ flow through a website while displaying predictions for user engagement and click-through rates.

As you can see in the visualization, only a handful of people clicking on the link, and time on this section of the page is minimal. This means that a company has a pretty good chance of converting those users to actionable knowledge.

Google’s NLP API

The Google API provides many ways to examine and query data. I chose the NLP API to analyze the blog post's content, but you can use many other functions to get started.

For example, you can learn how to:

  • Query image and text images to recognize faces, brands, and other objects
  • Retrieve reviews and ratings
  • Notify you when a user retweets, shares, or blogs about your products or services