Color Basics: Dos and Dont's - Colour Lovers
Colour and Typography remain to be the two most important elements in design. When you harmoniously combine them all you attract a quicker attention to the subject, reinforce impact and recognition, help in establishing powerful identities and brand, set a mood. Today we examine the DOs and DON'Ts in designing with colour.
In 1912, an unsinkable ship, the Titanic, sank when it hit an iceberg. In 2008 learning situations, unwitting trainers, sink training programs when they begin by announcing, "We're gonna' start with an ice breaker."
ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE! - gram consulting
For me ADDIE has become a useful heuristic, not even a process really, but a framework for thinking, coaching instructional designers, and managing learning and e-learning projects. Many e-learning designers these days are not formally trained in Instructional Design and initially think of it as instructional "writing" more than the holistic and systemic approach at the heart of ADDIE. Likewise customers and subject matter experts are much easier to work with once they understand the broad project process that ADDIE represents. For these two purposes alone I am thankful for ADDIE as a framework . ADDIE has staying power because of it's simplicity. Purists will say it has been watered down too much but in many ways that's what keeps it alive.
Design, processes, and ADDIE Clark Quinn in Learnlets
...the processes we learn are scaffolds for performance. ADDIE is a guide to help ensure hitting all the important points. It's no guarantee of a good design. It takes understanding the nuances (see Broken ID), and some creativity.
Win fans by dropping the potato pancake - Signal vs. Noise
What made Julia Child so popular - The only way you learn to flip things is just to flip them:
"When you flip anything, you just have to have the courage of your convictions," she declares, clearly a tad nervous at the prospect, and then gives the big pancake a flip. On the way down, half of it catches the lip of the pan and splats onto the stovetop. Undaunted, Julia scoops the thing up and roughly patches the pancake back together, explaining: "When I flipped it, I didn't have the courage to do it the way I should have. You can always pick it up." And then, looking right through the camera as if taking us into her confidence, she utters the line that did so much to lift the fear of failure from my mother and her contemporaries: "If you're alone in the kitchen, WHOOOO" - the pronoun is sung - "is going to see?" For a generation of women eager to transcend their mothers' recipe box (and perhaps, too, their mothers' social standing), Julia's little kitchen catastrophe was a liberation and a lesson: "The only way you learn to flip things is just to flip them!"