614 BYOD: Leveling Up Your Visual Design
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 27
Video & Media
The project deadline is upon you, and you’ve just received the approved content for final development. As a team of one (or a few), it’s once again time to shift from instructional designer to graphic designer to get your material out the door. The content is text-heavy and there’s plenty of it. So how can you level up your content to achieve effective visual design and user interface in a short timeline, with limited resources and personnel?
In this session, you’ll explore how various levels of design enhancements can universally improve your content regardless of your graphic design experience. You’ll learn how to analyze existing content design and improve it at several “treatment levels” to fit the time and resources available to you. Finally, you will begin to translate those treatment levels to build the bones of a design system that you can leverage for future projects to consistently achieve cohesive and clean content design.
In this session, you will learn:
- Basic principles of design that can enhance your visual design skills
- How to analyze content and improve weak areas of a design
- How to enhance content at several varying levels of effort
- About the benefits of a design system to streamline development
- How to create a design system for personal or organizational use
Designers and developers
Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Pages
Laptop running PowerPoint or Pages
Caitlin Steinbach Locke
Performance Development Group
Caitlin Steinbach Locke is an instructional designer by trade and learning enthusiast by design. Caitlin has worked with clients in higher education, commercial real estate, government contracting, and is currently a trainer project manager with Performance Development Group. Caitlin holds a M.S.Ed in adult education/human resource development with a concentration in instructional design, and is currently pursuing her CPLP Designation.