Visual Analysis for Designing Custom Courses


The right look and feel should complement the elearning content. To design the right look and feel for your course, you first need to identify the design elements that are most commonly associated with your course topic.

This can be challenging for many elearning designers. The good news is the process for identifying design elements is similar to how instructional designers identify the learning goals and actions for their courses.

Through a repeatable process called visual analysis, you can quickly identify the common elements that make up your the visual voice of your course.

What's Next?

In the next lesson, you'll learn to use the mind map to identify the course design elements.

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David Anderson
David Anderson
David Anderson
David Anderson

Design Mapping examples. I had some requests for completed design maps. I thought it would make a good blog post to walk through the process in more detail. But until then, here are some examples of several topics, each with the completed terms and completed images. These are a little sanitized in that they reflect some organizing and editing of content. My draft versions are usually much messier and often I'll have one page per node. That's too much info to send to a client or SME so consolidating to one sheet usually works best--it all depends on your client and how comfortable they are reviewing visual drafts. Art History (Name the Masterpiece) Terms: http://articulate-community.s3.amazonaws.com/david/design-mapping/DesignMap-ArtHistory-01.png Visual elements: http://articulate... Expand

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