Tag Archives: Instructional Design

Illustrator Updates For 2017

The Adobe Creative Cloud updates have officially arrived as of the end of December 2016. The Adobe Creative Cloud updates each application yearly, so each year a new version is created that is better than the last version. There’s always new developments happening within Illustrator and Photoshop, so it’s hard to keep up with this ever-changing application. But once you …

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The Invisible World of Typography Pt.2

Look around you. At your coffee cup, at your phone, at that sticky note you wrote three days ago reminding you to get milk (which you still need to do). You are surrounded by text, you can’t escape it, and most likely, it’s all different. Size, shape, weight, and personality can be chosen and rearranged in an infinite amount of …

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Happy Holidays!

As 2016 comes to a close Designed:2:Learn and the Learning and Professional Development team would like to wish you a Happy Holiday and thank you for being apart of our blog and being an avid reader. We enjoy writing for you and keeping you all up to date on Instructional Design material. We are taking a short break for the …

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Organization: Naming Conventions

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It’s a running joke on my team that I have a strange obsession with organization, documented processes, folder structure, and naming conventions. I maintain that a well-established system for any collaborative team helps prevent unnecessary mistakes and helps ensure a project run smoothly. I definitely play along with the jokes (because it IS a pretty strange obsession) but taking the …

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Color Theory: Color Harmonies

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Most everyone would agree that color is a necessity as a human. It creates diversity and interest, as the world would most likely be quite uninteresting if there wasn’t such a thing as pigment and hue. In a design, color allows one to draw an audience into a design or product through visual appeal. Through the use of color harmony, …

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How to Manage Projects in a Team Environment Successfully

As Instructional Designers, our workload looks a bit different than the average person. We tend to work project by project, and if you’re anything like this team, you work on multiple projects at once. Sometimes it can get confusing and overwhelming – not to mention a little chaotic with multiple people on one team! In order to successfully manage your …

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Inspirational Nugget: Analyze Yourself

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Hey everyone, it’s time for another Inspirational Nugget. I’ve been participating in some great professional development classes and watching lots of TED Talks lately, so I have been doing more introspection than normal. I know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the daily grind, both at work and at home, and I know how easy it is …

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Using Color Theory in Instructional Design

Have you ever been in class or in a training session and your professor or instructor starts a slideshow they made on powerpoint and you have difficulty focusing on the actual material because the overall composition is distracting? The color is especially throwing you off as the teacher has put white text over a bright red screen so the information …

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The Invisible World of Typography Pt.1

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Words are everywhere. We see them on doors, posters, sidewalks, signs, and other everyday occurrences. From the moment our alarms wake us up, to the lie of “I promise, this is the last episode before bed,” words are in constant use. Words can be verbal or visible, spoken or written. Though it’s hard to miss them, it can be quite …

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