Academic award certificates are documents distributed by an educational institute to show that a person has successfully completed specific educational requirements or has passed a qualification test. [Read more…]
Document warnings and special notices are graphical conventions designed to call visual attention to an important piece of content within a process or set of instructions. Manuals that contain procedures for installing hardware or software applications may require a specific order of operations. [Read more…]
Typographical conventions are applied to text to call attention to content with significant value and empathize meaning for the content. Convention formatting includes the family, weight, size, and color of the font assigned to a particular piece of content. [Read more…]
A sitemap is a list of pages on a web site used by search engine crawlers (or bots) to access and index each page. Sitemaps are also used by visitors to search for topics visually via a list of page titles. [Read more…]
An intuitive, well-designed web site navigation scheme enables users to access the entire contents of a web site within three clicks. Poorly designed web navigation systems are cumbersome and create situations where you literally become lost in cyberspace. [Read more…]
Information architecture focuses on the broad idea about how information should be organized. The information architect, instructional designer, web developer, or technical writer evaluates the content or subject and develops a logical pattern of categories. [Read more…]
When publishing large amounts of content, devote some serious thought to the information design phase of your project.
Information design is the planning, structuring and organizing of content in a way that is efficient for people to locate. [Read more…]
Instructional designers who have received a batch of questions from a subject matter expert (SME), undoubtedly had a fair number of True/False style questions authored. Or perhaps, you caught yourself committing this crime. [Read more…]
There is a lot of theory, design, and research that can go into a logo design. Here, I distill the major points to consider when you design a logo for a product or business.
A quality logo instills trust, quality, and recognition for your company. Logos cost are cost-conscious professional designs to mark your brand with the use of images, shapes, fonts, and color.
The SME has plenty of knowledge of their domain, but may not have the time, patience, or experience to write an effective test for their training. In this first of many descriptions, I’ll demonstrate how I tackle the task of authoring assessments and test questions, let’s evaluate a question sent to me by a subject matter expert (SME).