Visual Design Resources

Someone just DM’d me about visual design resources for learning, and I thought I’d share my best suggestions out a little more widely: First stop: Connie Malamed’s book Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals. Connie’s Blog is also full of great visual design resources. If you want the deep dive into … Read more

One More Book – Visual Design Solutions

Hey folks, I’ve got another book to share. Connie Malamed is a lovely friend and colleague who has done quite a bit on visual design (including Visual Language for Designers), and now she has a new book written specifically for Learning Professionals: Visual design isn’t the first important skill an instructional designer needs, but it … Read more

The Best New Learning Book

The best new learning book doesn’t exactly look like a learning book, but trust me on this one, folks.   As I may have mentioned a few times in the past, Kathy Sierra’s stuff is FANTASTIC and this new book is no exception. I realize that nothing on the cover says “Learning & Development” exactly, … Read more

Stephen Anderson – From Paths to Sandboxes

Sat in on Karl Fast and Stephen Anderson‘s Design for Understanding workshop at the IA Summit last week, and it was double-plus-good. Here are Stephen’s slides from his IA Summit presentation.  Excellent stuff relating to autonomy in learning environments, and multitudes more: From Paths to Sandboxes from Stephen Anderson

Virtual Chainsaws (When it’s not a knowledge problem)

Just wrote a piece for the Research for Practitioners series over at Learning Solutions Magazine on some really fascinating research at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.  It’s crazy interesting research, and it involves virtual chainsaws, behavior change and crafty research techniques. What’s not to love in that? Go check it out here: Research for … Read more