Browsing: design

Curated Home Office accessibility posters
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5 minutes

Editor’s note: Here are some very useful posters on designing for accessibilty from the UK government’s Home Office. A number of access requirements are covered here and the posters are a great example of how to share information in a simple, graphic way.

Curated businessman working from home while babysitting. parent with child working at home
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3 minutes

Editor’s note: Historically, L&D teams have focused heavily on content and the creation of resources and programmes to meet a business – or learning – need. But what of context? Without understanding an employee’s context it is very hard for content to do its job. Here are some tips on understanding context.

Curated Set of Presentation Template. Infographic elements on slides.
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: Getting slide design right to effectively tell a story or get you message across is not just an elearning challenge, it is a communication challenge for all of us. And it is likely to be more of a challenge as slides can be a useful way of sharing information in virtual environments. There are some good tips here on how to simplify slide design.

Curated Old people holding hands.
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7 minutes

Editor’s note: Don Norman, author of the Design of Everyday Things and Emotional Design and a former vice president at Apple, says that we need to be thinking about designing for older people, especially now that people are living longer. Are you using inclusive design in your learning interventions?

Curated Word Tips on yellow background (high resolution 3D image)
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1 minute (plus reading time for links)

Editor’s note: Donald Clark has very usefully curated a range of practical, and research-based, articles on learning design. From using video to evaluation, there’s a load of useful information here.

Curated Close up of male hand drawing way from A to B point
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9 minutes

Editor’s note: In their quest to find better ways to do things, employees will be applying workarounds to tools and software and learning interventions. Understanding these workarounds can help tweak products to make them more useful and feel more valuable.

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Editor’s note: This is a compelling argument – that technological innovation is designing out human interaction. Agree?

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Editor’s note: Design and usability expert Don Norman gets to the herat of how technology can help humans perform better. To quote: “The proper way to design is to start off understanding the task that needs to be accomplished, structure the design of the tools to build upon human needs and capabilities, then construct technology that compensates for our weaknesses.” Are you listening learning technology vendors?

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Editor’s note: Fascinating insights into designing a learning experience through an app – in this case Primer, a mobile app that helps people learn digital marketing concepts in 5 minutes or less.

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