W401 - Simple Strategies for Solving L&D Visual Design Challenges

Wednesday, February 06 | 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Room: Ballroom A

Session Description:
It's not uncommon for people in L&D to have to take on some, if not all, of the visual design of their projects. It's also not uncommon for those same people to not have a background in visual design. So what can you do if you know you want to use design more effectively in your projects but just aren't sure where to start? In this session, you'll explore simple design strategies that anyone can use to solve the most common design challenges faced in L&D projects. You'll find out how considering audience, context, simplicity, and flow can help you review your own designs and find quick ways to make them stronger. You'll then start applying these approaches immediately by looking at how to rework design don'ts into design dos.

Application on the Job:
Describe how your project’s audience, context, simplicity, and flow can give you clues on how to improve your design.
Discuss simple techniques for simplifying, organizing, and modernizing your visual design.
Use the strategies from this session to critique weak designs and come up with options for improving them.

Type: Concurrent Session

Tracks: E-Learning

Attendee Level: New Practitioner

Target Audiences: Developer, Instructional Designer

Topic: Design

Handout(s): Presentation


Woods, Bianca

Woods, Bianca

Sr. Manager of Programming

The eLearning Guild