E-Learning Noir: Using Only Black and White in Course Design #172

Black and White Course Designs #172: Challenge | Recap

When I haven’t any blue, I use red.

When he wrote that, Pablo Picasso was referring to his use of available colors.

In many ways, artists and elearning designers are a lot alike. Each begins with a blank canvas, has limited resources, and strives to create high-quality products.

This week we’re removing your blues, reds, and every other color in your digital crayon box and focusing only on using black, white, and tints of black.

Tints of Black

The Case of the Fraudulent Pharmacist

Here's a great example of a dark, noir-style design in e-learning. The project won an Honorable Mention in our 2015 Guru Contest.

The Case of the Fraudulent Pharmacist

Click to view the e-learning example

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to design a short module or interaction using only shades of black. You can use as many shades of black as you like, but you must use black as the base color.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you show your true e-learning colors, check out the healthy supply of freebies your fellow challengers shared in last week’s medical template challenge:

Medical Course Starter Templates for E-Learning #171

Medical Course Starter Templates RECAP #171: Challenge | Recap


Wishing you an off-color week, E-Learning Heroes!

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Regan McDonald
Regan McDonald