101 A Crash Course in Visual Design

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Wednesday, June 7

Did you know that the visual design of eLearning, slides, and other instructional materials can have a big impact on learner success? Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist retention.

In this session, you’ll learn about the powerful principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs. You’ll look into ways that you can apply each principle for maximum success. The goal is to quickly increase your visual design skills as much as possible in one hour—and you’ll be surprised at how much you can improve! You don’t need to draw well to improve your visual design skills; you just need to learn the foundational principles and apply them.

In this session, you will learn:

Why aesthetics are important to learning

  • How to work with shapes, images, and fonts to communicate the right message to your audience
  • Tips for laying out a slide or screen so that your designs look professional
  • How to pair fonts
  • How to ensure learners quickly see what is most important

Connie Malamed

Learning Experience Design Consultant

Connie Malamed Consulting

Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant with Connie Malamed Consulting and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. She was honored with the Guild Master award for 2018.

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