112 Creating Better Information Graphics for Learning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
When you visualize abstract ideas, you make the ideas easier for people to understand. When you use visual metaphors, you make content seem familiar. An important skill in L&D is the ability to make meaning through visuals—and diagrams, charts, graphs, and timelines can help.
In this session, you’ll explore how people perceive and process information graphics. You’ll look at different types of information graphics and match them to the learning they best promote. You’ll also examine what goes into designing an information graphic, how to choose an appealing visual style, and some of the resources that are available for information graphic creation.
In this session, you will learn:
- From surprising research about perception and processing of information graphics
- How to match your learning goals with the right type of information graphic
- A design process for creating information graphics
- Where to find free resources to help with information graphic design
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.
discussed in this session:
Information graphic creation and information graphic tools.
Mastering Instructional Design
Connie Malamed is the founder of the Mastering Instructional Design community. She is a consultant, author, and speaker in the fields of online learning, visual communication, and information design. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients transform their content into effective and interactive learning experiences for more than 20 years. Connie is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers, and publishes The eLearning Coach website and podcast. She was honored with the Guild Master award in 2018 for contributions to the learning technologies industry.