Connie Malamed: Visual and Information Design: Do it Like a Pro!
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - half day workkshop (Live or Virtual)
Are you confident about how appealing your visual communication and design skills are? Is your creativity hiding somewhere inside? Then get unstuck and liberate your inner designer at this workshop.
In this session, you’ll review the basic principles of visual communication and design so you can feel knowledgeable when you select, create, and evaluate graphics to use for learning and information purposes.
You’ll learn how to optimize visuals so they are compelling as well as effective. Through presentation, activities, and discussion, you’ll learn both the principles of visual design and how to discriminate between effective and ineffective graphics.
Topics will include:
• Visual grammar
• Selecting fonts
• Choosing a color palette
• Design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity)
• Building a visual hierarchy
• Directing the eye
• Making the abstract concrete
Intended audience: Technical writers, learning professionals, presenters, documentation managers, project managers