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

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 29

UI/UX Design

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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.

Tanya Seidel

VP, Finance & Technology

Artisan E-Learning

Tanya Seidel is a vice president of finance and technology at Artisan E-Learning and has over 10 years of experience in the eLearning industry. In addition to managing Artisan’s finance, technology, and marketing landscapes, she is involved in the development and delivery of eLearning courses for a variety of clients and is well-versed in accessibility (Section 508 and WCAG), responsive design, SCORM, and xAPI. Tanya spent more than seven years working for Trivantis, the makers of Lectora. She has been involved not only in creating instructor-led and web-based training programs and materials, but also in leading the design and development of eLearning authoring software and LMSs.

Tim Slade

Speaker, Author, Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, a LinkedIn learning instructor, author of The eLearning Designer's Handbook(/i>, and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

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