LS503 A Crash Course in Visual Design
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 17
Did you know that the visual design of eLearning, slides, and other instructional materials have a big impact on learner success? Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist retention.
In this session, you will learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs. You’ll look into ways that you can apply each principle for maximum success. The goal is to quickly increase your visual design skills as much as possible in one hour. You'll be surprised at how much you can improve. You don’t need to draw well to improve your visual design skills; you need to learn the foundation principles and apply them.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why aesthetics are important to learning
- How to work with shapes, images, and fonts to communicate the right message to your audience
- Tips for laying out a slide or screen so that your designs look professional
- To ensure learners quickly see what is most important
- How to create a unified look that is attractive and pleasing
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Independent LX Designer/International Speaker/Author
Connie Malamed Consulting
Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, international speaker, and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. Connie has degrees in art education and instructional design. She was recently honored with the Guild Master 2018 award for contributions to the learning technologies community.