Section heads inform readers
they are entering a new section.
The section head is like a new chapter
head in a book. You know when you’ve
left one chapter and are entering the next.
Each time the material transitions to a new
section, use a distinctly different layout to
distinguish the change visually.
Transitioning to a new section can be
signified by color, bold graphic, or
memorable type. No matter what visual
cue you use, the design should be distinct
enough to make it obvious that you’re
entering a new section.
Contrast helps make transitions clear and
sets up the reader to know what to expect
from each section.
You can see that the first and last pages serve as section heads. They have
large type and images of endangered animals while the rest of the pages
have dense prose. In the slidedoc you’re reading right now, we made the
section heads full color, while the rest of the information is on white.
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