P21 B.Y.O.L.: Design Mapping: Creating the Right Look and Feel for Your eLearning Project

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, September 29


Want to create more visually engaging eLearning courses, but aren’t sure where to start? Everyone wants their course to look good, but few really understand what that means.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn a step-by-step process for finding and choosing the right fonts, colors, design elements, and characters that define your eLearning project’s visual voice. You’ll also learn how to pull those elements together to create custom design themes and course templates for diverse learning topics.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the visual-design process as it relates to eLearning, this workshop is the perfect place to begin.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The design mapping process for finding any project’s visual voice
  • How to design visual style guides for custom courses
  • How to select and combine fonts to set the mood for your learners
  • Ways to choose a color scheme and style that fits your content
  • How to create appropriate themes and layouts for specific course topics

Novice and intermediate eLearning designers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Participant technology requirements:
A Wi-Fi–enabled laptop (Mac or PC) with PowerPoint installed. Participants can also substitute their preferred graphics editor programs for PowerPoint.

David Anderson

Director, Customer Training


David Anderson, director of customer training at Articulate, is an award-winning eLearning designer, LinkedIn Learning course author, host of the E-Learning Challenges blog, and creator of the Design Mapping process that helps designers find the right look and feel for their eLearning. David has more than 18 years of experience designing, developing, and managing corporate clients' training programs.

Tom Kuhlmann

Chief Learning Architect


Tom Kuhlmann is chief learning architect for Articulate, where he writes the Rapid E-Learning Blog which is published weekly to over 150,000 readers. He led the development of Articulate’s 700,000 member e-learning community and is known throughout the industry for his practical, no-nonsense approaches to e-learning.

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