Bridging the Gap Between Designing and Developing for Elearning


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Owner, NuggetHead Studioz, LLC
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    Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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Instructional designers today often find themselves in charge of most, if not all, of the overall learning experience design of their eLearning projects – including designing instructions, visuals, interactions, assessments, and even user interfaces. That’s a lot of design work! And while popular authoring tools technically allow you to jump straight into development, skipping a thoughtful design phase can have real costs, as changes in the development phase take substantially longer than those in the design phase. Investing a bit more time up front in design can save you a significant amount of time over the course of your project. But what exact design processes should you use to do this?

In this session, you’ll learn about design considerations before even opening up your eLearning authoring tool. You’ll look in depth at processes to help you explore and outline your design choices, such as storyboards, visual models, and style guides. You’ll discover how these processes can help you manage stakeholder expectations, set up your development phase to be more efficient, and prevent the need for time-consuming design changes after you’ve entered development.

In this session, you will learn:
  • About the various design hats that you might wear during an eLearning project
  • How to quickly design visual models to help manage stakeholder expectations
  • How style guides can minimize mistakes during development
  • How to document a storyboard that speaks the language of development

About Dr. Kevin Thorn

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 20 years’ experience in the training industry. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career.

Kevin has been a popular trainer of Storyline since the product was released several years ago.

When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for visual design along with his experience in training, he founded NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. The Studioz is a custom design and development company providing services in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, Articulate Storyline training, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning and comics.

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