#OLCAccelerate – From Blahs To Ahhs: Creating Awesome Visual Content Through The Universal Principles Of Design

From Blahs To Ahhs: Creating Awesome Visual Content Through The Universal Principles Of Design
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Lead Presenter: Jing Wan (University of South Florida – Tampa)
Co-presenter: Menglu Shao (Digital Learning – USF Innovative Education)
Brief Abstract: Today’s learners have high expectations for visual content. When text-heavy PowerPoints just won’t cut it, instructional designers can utilize design principles to ensure high engagement and usability. Come and get a behind-the-scenes look at practical tips and production strategies that will help you take your content from blah to ahh!
Notes:
  • Presentation Slides
  • Goal to create effective communication through design
  • Use caution with common Errors: errors, spelling, grammar, non-relevant information
  • Tips
    • Use pictures when appropriate to replace text
    • The fact that pictures are generally better remembered than words has been known for a long time (Kirkpatrick, 1894).
    • Combine many units of information into chunks
    • Goal to digest information to reduce cognitive load
    • Chunk to accommodate short-term memory limits
    • Create equal visual weight distribution in the design [BALANCE & ALIGNMENT]
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    • Contrast – Make the important elements different with underlying consistency
    • Consistency – Design the similar content in consistent style and appearance (font/size/headers/body/color theme) aka “look and feel”
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  • Presentation Slides

 

 

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