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:
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.