We’ve all been there. You’re pulling an eLearning course together with limited time and budget. You want the visual design to be clean, cohesive, and professional looking. Yet if you’re not a graphic designer with access to top tools and resources, it’s hard to justify the design time and expense for scouring image websites and agonizing over pixels when it’s really the content that everyone needs.
As most of us know, there’s abundant research pointing to the importance of strong visual design in communications – particularly those that are designed to instruct. So I doubt that most of our challenges with visual design can be chalked up to a lack of understanding or appreciation. More often it’s a lack of time, skill, and resources that gets in the way of our best intentions. [Read more...]