Tag Archives: graphic design

Creating a Dashboard the User Wants to Come Back To

Car Dashboard

A dashboard is user interface that somewhat resembles a car’s dashboard. It organizes and presents information in way that is clear and straightforward. One example of a dashboard is online banking. When you log into your bank account online, you usually see your account’s, messages or updates on your bank, and other information that pertains to banking. When creating a …

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Simple Color Schemes for your eLearning Modules

Looking for fresh, new colors for your eLearning module? Check out these quick, simple options to add some visual contrast and flair to your awesome content. For a printable version, click here. #454C63 #F2F0EB #D78B28 #70CACF #424E4D #4DB376 #EADF6A #2C8299 #AADDE3 #0E5371 #7698A6 #99965C #2AB1A3 #EAE0BC #71254C #F2F0EB #2B5199 #E5634C If you use one of these color combos, we’d love …

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6 Things NOT to Say to Your Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are a funny bunch. They drink coffee like it’s their sole life source, doodle during meetings, and seem to speak another language. The purpose of this post is to poke some fun at the “language barrier” that sometimes exists when communicating with a graphic designer. It’s meant to hopefully bridge the gap when it comes to conversations with …

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Hitting the Mark with E-Learning Design

Being able to create your own e-learning module can make you feel invincible! You’re creating something with your own two hands and it’s a great feeling! But, sometimes your audience gets lost in the design that you created. They don’t understand your logic because you don’t make it explicitly obvious. Let’s talk about 5 helpful tips that will help you, …

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What makes a good client/designer relationship

As a graphic designer, you work with people constantly. It’s a part of the job. No matter if you are a graphic designer, an instructional designer, or a circus trainer; it’s important that you have a good designer-client relationship to ensure that you are happy with your job and that your client is more than willing to give you business …

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Necessary Elements of a Great Web Site

Have you ever browsed the Internet and landed on a website that just looked awful? By awful, I mean the font was hard to read, ads were blocking the information, the color scheme was distracting, and you couldn’t even focus on the information because you were blinded by everything that was going on? Let me show you an example. http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com …

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How to Design for a Particular Audience

In the design world there are many different alleyways that designers can go down. Think about all of the different companies that design with an audience in mind. For example: Nike, McDonalds, Apple, etc. Companies tailor their designs to a specific audience for several reasons. This article will help you figure out how to design for a particular audience and …

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Why Graphic Design Should Never Be an Afterthought

When you’re designing for e-learning, content is probably your first and foremost thought. While it should be, your e-learning’s aesthetic design should be a very close second. Think of it this way: you can have the most compelling information and deliver it using the best methods and theories, but if it looks bad aesthetically, nobody is going to want to …

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What is Graphic Design in eLearning and Why is it Important?

What is Graphic Design

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of graphic design is “the art or profession of using design elements (such as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect”. In the case of eLearning, graphic design is used to better convey information to one’s audience. A good instructional designer knows the value in the aesthetic look and feel of a …

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