In Your Interface: The Style of Type, Graphics, Media, and Composition

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2013 - March 13, 2013

John DiMarco

Associate Professor
St. John's University

eLearning professionals often have questions surrounding design strategies for learning interfaces. Many find themselves guessing about graphics, media, text, and authoring style decisions. Yet better-designed eLearning courses yield stronger communication and focused learning. Following the basic principles of interface design helps to dictate communication to the audience.

Participants in this session will learn about interface design by seeing and discussing stylistic decisions magnified in examples. This will help folks gain a designer’s perspective so they can design better interfaces in their courses. This session will include image and text styles, multimedia interaction, and composition styles and how you can alter them with basic stylistic decisions. You’ll see interface design examples as well as learn about interface design principles.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Basic design principles for better screen designs
  • Simple strategies to use to evaluate and enhance your interface designs
  • Interface style concepts
  • How to better use type, images, and multimedia components in interfaces

Audience:
Novice-to-advanced professionals who want to improve the visual design of their interfaces.

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