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Presenting a mountain of numbers and documents in evidence to judges and juries is often an overwhelming task. Because the average juror is more likely to remember what they see rather than what they hear, it is helpful to incorporate visual depictions of summary evidence whenever possible.
Construction litigation often involves complex facts relating to the details of large-scale building projects.  Judges and jurors who lack a technical background in construction often struggle to visualize the designs and processes at issue.
July 2020 Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic An enlargement is a graphic that shows a view of something as an enhanced rendering, often upscaling the portion of interest. In this manner, minute details can be more easily discerned, while still preserving the larger overall context.ThemeVision routinely works with clients to develop enlargements that help accurately focus attention … more »
May 2020ThemeVision uses graphic techniques to show parts and processes in a clear and concise visual. This helps focus attention on the facts that matter.The example shown here is an alternate view created to show issues related to chimney construction. Extraneous details were minimized and materials were layered in order to enable them to be … more »
May 2020ThemeVision routinely utilizes mounted boards to show your argument in a compelling manner.PowerPoint and TrialDirector may be the presentation formats of choice today, but don’t forget about the tried-and-true workhorse, printed trial exhibit boards.ThemeVision graphic designers still encourage the use of boards in many litigation presentations. The impact and importance of well-designed printed trial … more »
May 2020 As litigation and legal counseling become increasingly global, visuals become increasingly important for overcoming language barriers. When facing language barriers with clients or decision makers, visuals can provide clarity and avoid confusion. Visual aids (pictures, graphs, charts, etc.) can help you construct an effective bridge to your listeners. On a recent trip to … more »
April 2020 Schematic Trial Graphics: Process Chart Schematics can convey complex processes to the jury in a manner that simply cannot be achieved with words alone.In the process chart shown here, ThemeVision helped to show the nuances of a manufacturing process. Process Charts Also called: process flowchart, process flow diagrams These can be instrumental in … more »
Maps are important for aiding understanding. However, the amount of unnecessary information on a typical map can be overwhelming and actually distract from making a simple point. Our thematic maps boil a typical map down to only the information that matters for your purpose. By removing unnecessary detail, we can focus the decision maker in … more »
April 2020 Demonstratives: Illustration of Scale The size of a aircraft carrier… The length of a football field… Scale often matters in litigation cases. Accurately depicting how big (or small) things are can be critical. ThemeVision is often called upon to illustrate relative size comparisons. In toxic tort case, it may be critical to show proper … more »