Designing for Clarity: Graphic Design Tips for Non-Graphic Designers

  • 15 Jan 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 69


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Good graphic design has the power to catch (and keep) learner interest, clarifies difficult concepts, organize materials more effectively, and add a professional polish to your work. But when the graphic design for a learning piece is done poorly you get PowerPoint decks that no one can read on screen, images that don’t match the topic or have been seen a thousand times before, workbook layouts that are impossible to follow, or materials that your learners consider too amateur-looking to take seriously. Bad graphic design can cause all these potential problems.

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 teacher, instructional designer, manager, or programmer make visual materials that look and function more effectively. In this session you will learn some basic skills and tips that can provide immediate improvements to your work.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How good graphic design can make your learning easier to understand and more interesting to the learner
  • Exactly how bad visual design gets in the way of learning
  • How to choose the most effective font and color schemes
  • How to create efficient text and image alignment and arrangement that doesn’t get in the way of what you’re trying to teach
  • How to use budget-friendly services and software you already own to find and create images that enhance your learning
A URL will be provided prior to the webinar.  The webinar will contain audio of the facilitators, but not of the participants.  Participants will be communicating with the facilitators using the webinar chat feature.  You will need speakers or earphones from your computer or tablet to hear the facilitator audio.

About the Facilitator:  

Bianca Woods is an Instructional Designer - Educational Media Specialist at Bank of Montreal.

Her forte is combining her skills in teaching, technology, and graphic design to create effective learning content and materials. Using these skills she crafts projects that are attractive to the eye, geared towards clarity, and, most importantly, teach learners the required material in ways that ensure the recipient learns, retains, and enjoys the key content.

Her specialties include educational media creation, instructional design and curriculum development, graphic design, integrating technology into new or existing training, simulations, PowerPoint, Prezi, iBooks Author, Articulate Studio, and Articulate Storyline.

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