210 Simple Techniques for Making Your Learning Content More Visual

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, September 30

Instructional Design


Instructional designers and eLearning developers are not typically trained in how to design a visual experience for their learners, yet a cluttered presentation of information interferes with learner cognition and retention. Often, the effort to transform unappealing, text-heavy content can seem overwhelming, but there are simple approaches that you can master to create a visually appealing experience.

This session offers you techniques that can drastically transform even the most boring content into a visual presentation that improves cognition and retention. You will learn how to simplify your content for maximum impact and structure it with visual cues. See how to turn your initial text into engaging visuals that help your learners retain what is important. You will review real-life examples that demonstrate how these simple techniques create raving fans and effectively enhance your content.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to simplify your content for maximum impact
  • How to structure your content with simple visual cues
  • How to turn text into visuals
  • How to use imagery to effectively enhance your content

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Katie Stroud

Master Story Crafter

Incremental Success

Katie Stroud is a master story crafter at Incremental Success. Her roles in instructional design, technical writing, and consulting led her to develop a story-based approach to address the unspoken culture that lingers in every corporate initiative. The process is based on scientific studies that explain why people do what they do. It helps to find what inspires them to change behaviors in support of corporate goals.

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