- Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LocationVirtual via Zoom
Designing for Clarity: Graphic Design Tips for Non-Designers
Good graphic design has the power to catch (and keep) people's interest, clarify difficult concepts, organize materials more effectively, and add a professional polish to your work. But when the graphic design for eLearning is done poorly, you get text that no one can read on screen, images that don’t match the topic or have been seen a thousand times before, layouts that are impossible to follow, or materials that your audience considers too amateur-looking to take seriously. While there’s no substitute for a trained graphic designer, there are quite a few tricks and tips that can help even the least visually inclined person make eLearning that looks and functions more effectively.
By the end of this session you'll know some of the easiest and most effective basic design approaches that can provide immediate improvements to your work. In this session, you will learn:
- How good graphic design can make your eLearning easier to understand and more interesting to your audience
- Strategies for choosing effective fonts and color schemes
- How to choose images that enhance your content, and budget-friendly options that can help you find or create the images you need
- Simple tips for creating eLearning layouts that are polished-looking and easy for people to navigate
With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, Bianca is passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. When she's not crafting learning projects, she can often be found obsessing about new tech, live tweeting industry events, and searching for the perfect cupcake. If these things sound interesting to you, you should probably follow her Twitter feed @eGeeking.
This program will be available virtually using the Zoom platform. Information on how to access the workshop will be sent the day before to all registrants.
About the eLearning Special Interest Group (SIG)
The eLearning SIG provides opportunities to meet with other people doing elearning and share best practices and get current information.
This SIG is open to anyone at no charge.
If you have questions, please contact the SIG leader, Emily Wood, eLearningSIG@tdcascadia.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Zoom platform is limited to 100 participants. If the program is "sold out", please email the ATD office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information to put your name on a waiting list. We are looking at options on how to expand the number of participants.
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
A notice with the access information to the specific platform will be sent the day before or the morning of the event in a separate email to all registrants.
This program will be held online using virtual platform technology. Webcams, headsets and telephone connections may be required depending on the event.
Technical support is not available during the event so please check your equipment and connections ahead of time.