Tag: Design Principles

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1: Getting Started

Determine your Topic To get started you need to determine the topic that you are going to be working with during this series. You may already have a topic in mind, or you can choose one of the following options: Choose a topic that may be difficult to teach and use this guide to create…Continue Reading 1: Getting Started

2: Style and Consistency

Summary Choosing a style for your content that reflects your topic and is suitable for your audience. Utilising a consistent visual style in order to create a familiar and user-friendly experience. Style Developing the style of your content and learning resources should be considered in the planning stages. By style, we mean your choice of…Continue Reading 2: Style and Consistency

4: Colour and Contrast

Summary Using colour consistently to develop your style and enhance your design. Ensuring accessible use of colour and contrast. Colour For most of us, colour can have different psychological associations; these can be dependent on context, culture and personal experiences. For example, the colour red can denote anger, pain, danger or conversely could symbolise love,…Continue Reading 4: Colour and Contrast

5: Fonts and Typefaces

Summary The importance of fonts – how they help and hinder your content. Fonts and readability/accessibility. Fonts and Typefaces Every day we are confronted with a variety of typefaces and lettering styles, whether it be public information on a noticeboard, an infographic while scrolling on your phone, or a chapter in a textbook. As a…Continue Reading 5: Fonts and Typefaces

7: Conclusion

Final Steps Steppingstones – Day 7: Final Steps At this point you may have a draft piece of content, a finished design or you may still want to refine your ideas. Once you have a solid design plan or a first draft you can review what you have created to avoid any mishaps later. Often…Continue Reading 7: Conclusion