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November Dinner Meeting with Kevin Thorn: The Visual Cortex

  • 19 Nov 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Goodwill Lifsey Career Solutions Center, 937 Herman St, Nashville, TN 37208
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November Dinner Meeting with Kevin Thorn:

Visual Cortex: What Our Learners Don’t See

Event 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.

We hope you will join us for this special evening meeting. In addition to the networking opportunities and professional development we offer at each chapter meeting, this meeting will also include a buffet dinner.  Please note the later starting time of 5:30 pm.

Session Objectives

  • Describe what the visual cortex is and why it's important
  • Define perceived affordances
  • Allow learners to use their own experiences to complete a visual message
  • Apply simple visual communication techniques following basic principles

ATD Competencies Addressed

  • Instructional Design
  • Training Delivery
  • Learning Technologies
Learn more about the ATD Competency Model

About Our Facilitator

Kevin Thorn is the Chief NuggetHead at NuggetHead Studioz, 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, storyboard art, eLearning development, Articulate Storyline and Visual Design training, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning and comics.

About the Venue

The meeting will be held at the Goodwill Lifsey Training Center, located at 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208. Goodwill has generously offered us the use of their space at no cost to our chapter.


Goodwill always appreciates donations of gently used items.  Your donations help to offset the operating expenses of this facility and help Goodwill provide the training and placement assistance their clients need. In the main lobby area of the Training Center there is a donation receptacle for your convenience.

To see the impact of your donations, visit the Goodwill website.


Please note that this chapter meeting is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, following an afternoon workshop.  We will be serving a buffet dinner starting at 5:30 pm, and the presentation will begin promptly at 6 pm.

Please register by November 17, 2015. Registration will be closed two days prior to the event to finalize the catering order.

Special Event!

Kevin will also be facilitating a half-day instructional design workshop for ATD Nashville on the topic of storyboarding. The workshop will be held directly before the chapter meeting, at the same location, to make attending both events especially convenient. We hope you’ll join us!

Click here to find out more or to register for the workshop!

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