P05 Graphic Design Essentials for Non-Graphic eLearning Designers
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 20
Do you want to create more visually engaging eLearning courses, but find yourself unsure where to start? All designers want their courses to look good, but few really understand what that means.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the most common visual design mistakes in eLearning and how to overcome them by applying a practical, step-by-step design process. You will discover how to choose and combine the right fonts, colors, design elements, and slide layouts to define your eLearning project’s visual voice. You’ll also see how to pull those elements together to create custom design themes and course templates for diverse learning topics.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to apply visual sentencing to transform static words into visual stories
- How to design visual style guides
- How to choose and combine the right fonts for every project
- To ask questions to establish the right look and feel for your course
- How to create custom course starter kits that you can adapt for any topic
Novice to advanced eLearning developers who wish to improve their graphic and visual design skills.
discussed in this session:
Attendees should have a basic understanding of PowerPoint and/or course authoring tools.
Attendees will need a Wi-Fi enabled Mac or PC with PowerPoint and/or course authoring tools installed.
David Anderson, the community manager of Articulate, is an eLearning designer with more than 15 years of experience in online training. His portfolio includes custom eLearning design for NASCAR, Mercedes, Tufts University, and Delta and America West Airlines. As community manager at Articulate, he works with the eLearning community, helping users get the most from their tools, while finding creative ways to build more engaging courses. He also shares eLearning tips and tricks through his screencasts at Screenr.