708 Simple Strategies for Solving L&D Visual Design Challenges
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 26
Video & Media
It’s not uncommon for people in L&D to have to take on some, if not all, of the visual design of their projects. It’s also not uncommon for those same people to not have a background in visual design. So what can you do if you know you want to use design more effectively in your projects but you just aren’t sure where to start?
In this session, you’ll explore simple strategies that anyone can use to solve the most common visual design challenges in L&D projects. You’ll find out how considering audience, context, simplicity, and flow can help you review your own designs and find quick ways to make them stronger. You’ll then start applying these approaches immediately through in-session activities where you’ll brainstorm ideas for how to rework design don’ts into design dos.
In this session, you will learn:
- How considering your project’s audience, context, simplicity, and flow can give you vital clues on how to improve your design
- The basics that can help you quickly improve your graphic design skills—including layout, font choice, color palettes, consistency, size, and more
- Simple techniques for simplifying, organizing, and modernizing your current visual designs
- How to use the strategies from this session to critique weak designs and come up with options for improving them
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
The visual design skills shared in this session are technology agnostic and can be used no matter what you’re designing.
Sr. Manager of Programming
The eLearning Guild
Bianca Woods is senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she's passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. When she's not crafting learning projects, she can often be found obsessing about new tech, live tweeting industry events, and searching for the perfect cupcake.