LS502 How Design Can Help Elevate Your Work and Your Thinking
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23
eLearning and instructional professionals constantly crave new approaches to design, and they regularly grapple with how best to incorporate design thinking into their workflows. Many experienced designers find themselves struggling to enhance usability, influence perception, and make better design decisions. For the instructional designer, the ability to add techniques that “teach through design” can validate creative prowess and yield enhanced interactive and visual solutions in learning materials.
In this session, you will learn advanced design methods that can elevate your approach to design thinking and expand your design vision for better learning and education products. You will explore and discuss how advanced-level design approaches and contextual design process abilities are part of the critical skill set instructional designers command. By attending, you will build your advanced conceptual utility and discover new ways to enhance learning experiences.
In this session, you will learn:
- About advanced design-thinking approaches embedded across design disciplines
- About contextual design methods to influence perception and usability
- Strategies for teaching through design
- How to think and teach through design by adding 10 new advanced techniques
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.
St. John's University
John DiMarco is a communication arts professor, author, consultant, and designer. He helps people and organizations with technical, persuasive, and instructional communication. Professor DiMarco teaches both online and classroom courses at St. John’s University in New York City. His latest book, published by Pearson Learning, is titled:Career Power Skills. He is the author of Digital Design for Print and Web: An Introduction to Theory, Principles, and Techniques (Wiley 2010) and Web Portfolio Design and Applications (Idea Group 2006). John is the founder of PortfolioVillage.com and has worked on projects for Canon USA, GSK, Wiley, and St. John’s University.