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P08 BYOD: From Boring to Bold: Best Practices in Visual Design for Learning Design

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PT
Tuesday, October 24

Tracks: Instructional Design

Did you know you can improve your visual design skills, even if you can’t draw? If you feel challenged by visual design or want to bring your skills to the next level, join this workshop for afun day of hands-on visual design practice. ELearning, training, and presentation slides are visual mediums. Their design has an impact on learning and motivation. 

In this full-day workshop we’ll explore visual design components (graphic space, images, and typography) and important visual design principles. Using PowerPoint as your graphic editor, you will practice applying sound design principles to eLearning, information graphics, and slides. I’ll show you ways to optimize graphics to promote learning. You will leave this workshop able to design with intention, rather than making random or haphazard design choices.  

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to make intentional design choices that make your visuals appealing and effective 
  • How to create effective designs through layout, imagery, and typography 
  • The foundation principles of visual design that have the most impact 
  • How to transform bullet points into visuals 
  • How to explain the rationale behind your design choices 
  • How to analyze visual designs to recognize strengths and areas for improvement 

Participant technology requirements:

Laptop with PowerPoint

Connie Malamed

Founder and Mentor

Mastering Instructional Design

Connie Malamed helps people learn and build instructional design skills at Mastering Instructional Design. She is a consultant, author and speaker in the fields of online learning and visual communication. Connie is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. She also publishes The eLearning Coach website and podcast. She was honored with the Guild Master award in 2018 for contributions to the learning technologies industry.