In a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information. This shouldn’t be surprising, as working memory (our mental work space), has a limited capacity for processing information.
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Do you want to design learning games or improve your skills, but you’re not sure where to go? I suggest listening to the learning game guru, Karl Kapp.
The way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material.
Visual Design for eLearning
Have you ever wondered whether those unique dingbat symbols have any purpose? Actually, they do. You probably know that dingbats are fonts that consist of little pictures, bullets and shapes that display in place of characters, numbers and punctuation.
When designing eLearning or training slides, you probably use plenty of images. Perhaps the images exist in different states of readiness and perhaps you organize them in different ways for each project. In some projects, you may not know what graphics you need until the last minute and in others you could be working from a detailed storyboard that specifies everything. […]
If your goal is to get better at visual design, you don’t need to be a talented artist. You just need to learn and apply the basic principles of visual design and practice, practice, practice. In this SlideShare presentation below, I’ve gathered up ten important principles and little tips from my book, Visual Design Solutions. […]