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

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 1

Instructional Design


It’s hard enough to get learners to engage with the content of your eLearning course. The 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, you will explore five simple rules for designing an eLearning user interface that promotes engagement, interaction, and learning. Using real-life examples, you will explore demonstrations of simple interface changes that removed visual distraction and redundancy. eLearning designers looking to improve their courses by removing user interface distraction and promoting intuitive action by the learner will learn five rules for designing effective user interfaces.

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 to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.

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

Tim Slade

Speaker, Author, Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer

The eLearning Designer's Academy

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning freelance eLearning designer, and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy. 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 also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and author of The eLearning Designer's Handbook.

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