PowerPoint as a Graphics Editor:
Simplified Visual Design for Elearning

Speaker

Kevin thorn2
Chief NuggetHead, Nuggethead Studioz
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Description

The Visual Cortex is the area of the brain we use to process visual information. We can communicate an action or perceived affordance on a computer screen by applying simple visual techniques. The term, "less is more" is the key by allowing learners to use their imagination and experiences to complete the image or graphic and in turn results in higher retention. As instructional designers we want our designs to be visually appealing and relevant.
 
How much time do you spend hunting for images or that just right graphic? What if a few strokes of a pen or the arrangement of a few simple shapes could convey the same message more effectively? Having an understanding of the basic principles of visual communication you'll be able to replace words with pictures. We'll discuss the visual cortex and how we use it every day to communicate. We'll look at examples of perceived affordances, and how making subtle changes to your elearning graphics can be a powerful companion to the instruction. We'll also look at techniques for creating on-demand graphics following basic visual communication principles.

About 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. 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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