If you’re like most e-learning designers, you’re always trying to grow your skills and improve what you create. Yet practicing your craft can be a challenge if you work for a company that’s comfortable in your comfort zone, and doesn’t always embrace your stretch opportunities. So you may have plenty of work, but when you do too much of the same thing, your skills and creativity can start to feel flat.
Well, this week’s challenge is around flat—flat design, that is. Flat design is hot right now, and I’m guessing a lot of your clients haven’t embraced this trendy style. So here’s your chance to rev your design engines from flat-line to phlat-tastic!
Challenge of the week
Show and share your best flat design template ideas for e-learning:
- Objective: Create a flat design course template. Include at least three different content slides, and more if you’d like. Your slides can be static or built out as working interactions. The objective is to show how your flat design will carry across your project.
- Tools: You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to create your examples.
Tom has some great posts on finding design inspiration, creating starter templates and using websites to get started. If you read only one post, I’d check out the post on creating an e-learning template. It outlines the most common slide designs found in courses.
Tim Slade shared an awesome flat template a few months back. Check out the slides he included for layout inspiration.
Flat design examples:
Last week’s challenge
You guys are amazing! The ideas shared in last week’s gate screen challenge were superb. Examples included a variety of use cases from scenarios, reviews, and even social media.
To flatten you up for this week’s challenge, check out the creative examples your fellow community members shared last week:
E-Learning Challenge #3: Gate Screens in Online Courses
Have a flat-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!
More about the e-learning challenges:
The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.
Post written by David Anderson