SDD106 What eLearning Design Can Learn from Web Design
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Tuesday, March 27
eLearning technologies, conventions, and trends are progressing daily, and the path they’re on is not so different from that of the web. Web design reached “high design” status long ago, while eLearning design is much more often left to grassroots methods and simply “what we’ve done before.” This session seeks to bridge the gap by exposing what eLearning design can learn from web design.
This session will offer a brief overview of the histories of both eLearning and web design and compare their trajectories to demonstrate why it’s important to consider web design principles when making decisions for your eLearning courses. Then you’ll explore the specifics of what you can learn from well-established web design conventions to make your eLearning more effective. Some of these takeaways include: effective typographic choices (hierarchy, consistency and rhythm, negative space); humanizing design with micro interactions and screen size considerations; and why adaptive design is growing in importance.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why it’s important to consider web conventions when designing your eLearning
- Why utilizing micro interactions is so important
- How to design eLearning with a tech-savvy audience in mind
- How to leverage simple typographic principles to make your courses more effective
- How and when to lean on learners’ emotions in your courses
- How different screen sizes impact learning
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers with a basic understanding of the limitations of popular eLearning development software.
Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2 and 360, Adobe Captivate, Adapt, Microsoft PowerPoint, and web browsers and mobile devices in general.
Infinitude Creative Group
Bryan Marcum is a graphic designer at Infinitude Creative Group. He graduated from Oklahoma State University as a nationally recognized graphic and motion graphics designer. By complete accident, Bryan ended up in the corporate learning space and fell in love with the way people learn. He has since added eLearning development, web design, and audio engineering to his list of proficiencies.