111 BYOD: Just Make It Look Pretty
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, March 27
Video & Media
You’ve put hours into analyzing content, spent days painstakingly storyboarding your product and drafting the scripts, and carefully thought through navigation choices—and yet, when you show it to your client or stakeholders, you’re still met with “Great, but can you make it look nicer/better/modern/pretty?” What more can you do when you’ve utilized sound learning theory and development strategies, but you’re still expected to be a graphic designer on top of it all?
In this session, you’ll explore how the combination of just a few fundamental principles of design can make what you create look more coherent and fluid, even if you’re not a trained graphic designer. You’ll learn how to analyze existing design, identify areas for improvement, and understand what principles and strategies can help you achieve a more aesthetically appealing design. Whether you consider yourself to have an aesthetic eye or not, these principles will enhance the presentation of your content in a way that will impress your audience and stakeholders.
In this session, you will learn:
- About basic principles of design that can quickly enhance your visual design skills
- How to analyze existing content and identify the weak areas of a design
- How to use design best practices to improve those weaknesses
- How to break down efficient designs into the fundamental design principles
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.
Participant technology requirements:
A laptop running Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Pages.
Caitlin Steinbach Locke
George Washington University
Caitlin Steinbach Locke is an instructional designer at George Washington University. An instructional designer by trade and learning enthusiast by design, Caitlin is passionate about creating engaging and meaningful experiences through design: instructional, content, and visual. Caitlin holds an MSEd and has worked to bring purposeful content to the CRE industry education, higher education, customer service, and government sectors.