Tag Archives: Design

Instructional Message Design Books

The following are some books focused on or related to Instructional Message Design:

Instructional Message Design Principles from the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences by Malcolm Flemming

Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance by Linda L. Lohr

Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials by Ruth C. Clark & Chopeta Lyons

Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer

The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, edited by Richard E. Mayer

slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations by Garr Reynolds

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) by Garr Reynolds

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Magna and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud

The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam

Advanced Presentations by Design: Creating Communication that Drives Action by Andrew Abela

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte

Envisioning Information: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward Tufte

Beautiful Evidence by Edward Tufte

Visual Explanations by Edward Tufte

The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams

What am I missing? Any good books out there on Typography or Color?

Examples of Educational Websites

Teaching students how to design and develop Web-based learning environments (or what we call “EdWebs” at the Information and Learning Technology program at the University of Colorado Denver) can be challenging. Students typically begin the program with a wide range of previous experience with Web development. Some have been developing Web pages for years while others have no prior experience with Web development.

Especially those new to Web development struggle with meeting their own expectations to develop beautiful award winning style Web sites. The reality though (in my experience) is that while it is important to design aesthetically pleasing Web-based learning environments, a good and asthetically pleasing EdWeb does not need to be that complicated.

The following are some examples of different types of EdWebs to help give people and idea of the genre of Web-based learning environments or at least the “typical” self-paced Web-based learning environment. If you click on the image, you will either see a screen shot of the EdWeb (which is essentially all you need to get an idea of the overall look and feel) or in some cases you will go directly to the EdWeb.

Americans with Disabilities Act Course

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Navigation & the Healthcare System Course

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HIPAA Regulations Course

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Publish, Not Perrish Course

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Successful Supervision in the Classified System Course

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Procurement Card Cardholder Training

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Using Gantt Charts

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Welcome to Designing Electronic Courses
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The Hyrdologic Cycle (Articulate Course)
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How to Define a System DSN
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Text Components
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How to Build a Course Website
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