Friday, 12 March 2010

Implicit vs Explicit Communication

All comms have both an explicit and implicit component.

Explicit: your words, diagrams etc

Implicit: overarching visual style, contradiction to previous messages, who the message is from etc. People are much less inclined to consciously analyse implicit messages.

Often there is a contradiction between the implicit and explicit messages.

There is also a parralel in rational and emotional sides to communication.

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