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November Chapter Meeting: Visual Themes for Slides and eLearning

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
  • International Academy of Design and Technology, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN 37214
  • 12


  • A valid student ID must be shown at registration table the day of the event.

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Get ready for creative inspiration. Be prepared to expand your horizons. In this session, we'll explore the components of visual design and how to use these elements to create exciting visual themes or styles. We'll look at visual design trends, break down a number of different styles and discuss the characteristics of each. Then we'll analyze the underlying message that the style communicates. The visual theme you select should meet the needs of your audience, your content and your instructional and messaging goals. 

Whether you create the graphics yourself, work with a graphic designer, or manage a team, it pays to have a visual style as your framework. You don't need any graphic skills to gain new insights and benefit from this session.

Participants will:

  1. Discuss the importance of intentional design practices for creating effective instructional graphics.
  2. Identify the audience groups and instructional content that are appropriate for a variety of visual themes.
  3. Discuss how to apply the characteristics of specific visual design approaches to improve the effectiveness of e-learning and training slides.


Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 4-6 p.m. (open networking from 4:00 to 4:20)

Location: International Academy of Design and Technology

1 Bridgestone Park

Nashville, TN 37214


Connie Malamed is an e-learning consultant and visual designer. She has a Masters Degree in Instructional Design & Technology and many years of experience in the trenches. She shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources on her website (www.theelearningcoach.com) to help others design, develop and understand online learning.

Connie loves creating products for learning professionals. She has written a book called Visual Language for Designers, produced an instructional design reference app called "Instructional Design Guru," and created a podcast series for learning professionals. She also offers a free twelve-lesson course, delivered as e-mail, for people interested in breaking into an instructional design career: http://breakingintoid.com.

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