Don’t Let Your Interface Get in the Way of Your User

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DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo - October 29, 2014

Tanya Seidel

VP, Finance & Technology
Artisan E-Learning

Tim Slade

Freelance eLearning Designer
The eLearning Designer's Academy

It’s hard enough to get learners to engage with the content of your eLearning course. This issue is compounded even further when learners can’t figure out how to use the course in the first place. All too often, new eLearning designers put their focus solely into designing the learning content, while at the same time ignoring the interface it’s encapsulated in. This leads to confusion on the part of the learner and disrupts the learning process.

In this session, participants will explore five simple rules for designing an eLearning user interface that promotes engagement, interaction, and learning. Using real-life examples, you will examine how simple interface changes can remove visual distraction and redundancy. You will leave this session able to improve your eLearning courses by removing user interface distraction and promoting intuitive action by the learner.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How bad user interface decisions distract from the learning process
  • Five rules for designing effective eLearning user interfaces
  • How to visually distinguish interactive elements from your course content
  • How to promote intuitive action by the user through visual cues

Novice and intermediate designers and developers with a basic knowledge of the purpose and use of eLearning.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio.


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