309 Style Guides: The Unsung Hero of eLearning Development

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30



Most eLearning projects get off the ground with great intentions. Somewhere along the development path deadlines may be missed, SME demands increase, and the resulting project gets rushed and lacks consistent design. Having a style guide to refer to not only aids in the development cycle, but also assists in ensuring nothing is forgotten or missed. While documenting all of details of a project may seem tedious and nonsensical, having the ability to revisit a project months later and know everything is documented is priceless.

In this session you will explore style guides from recording global assets and their usage, naming conventions, and asset management, to RGB colors used in the user interface. You will see use cases and processes, along with a quick-start style guide job aid and templates to put to use right away.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Tips and techniques for style guide preparation
  • Naming conventions and asset management practices
  • The various categories in setting up an eLearning style guide
  • The differences between isolated, global, navigation, and other assets to record

Novice designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead

NuggetHead Studioz

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.

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