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414 Upskilling Your Design Skills, Tools & Techniques

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Development & Tools

Series: Instructional Design Summit

Many designers and teams struggle with design or managing the status quo. We often think: I would not like what we ask our audience to use and complete. But what if there was a way to upskill our design skills to improve our learning experiences, from simple infographics to interactive worlds? This session will provide the fundamental skills that we may have heard of, read about, or learned in our learning journey but we have forgotten to apply when we are creating new experiences.

In this session you will learn:

  • Best practices and skills in graphic design
  • About designing with accessibility in mind
  • How to choose a color palette to engage users
  • About free design tools, apps, and resources
  • Techniques to analyze, critique, and share what you like or don’t about a design
  • To create a library of new concepts to inspire, learn, and draw upon to create your next learning experience

Technology discussed:

Adobe.com, Adobe Capture, Miro, Loom, Microsoft Lens

Nick Floro

Learning Architect/Imagineer

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.