Design is something that is very unique to each individual or organisation. Every time I create an online course it is TOTALLY DIFFERENT to every course I've ever created.
Why? Well there are a number of reasons.
So when I came across this blog by Freepik I thought to myself, ooooo let's see what's going to be different for 2020. What can I lean to help my customers?
The two trends that stood out to me were "Movement/Animation and Micro Interaction', and 'Accessibility'. Let me break it down.
Movement/Animation and Micro Interaction
Short cartoons and explainer videos are, as Paris Hilton would say "so hot right now". With software like Toonly creating animations has never been easier and more fun! Check out our little video using Toonly below
These 30 sec videos teach you something quickly and keep you entertained.
They are also perfect for the millennial crowd who are bombarded with information every second of the day and are filtering information at the speed of light.
Honestly, I was shocked to read this as designing for people who are impaired has been ingrained in the e-learning community for many years. It's something we all do!
But what is it you say? design for accessibility is design for impaired people who need assistance using digital devices. This includes, designing graphics and colours that will not hinder a vision impaired persons learning or ensuring content can be read by a screen reader. The list is large but these are a few examples.
I'm so glad that accessibility is now becoming mainstream.
What are your intentions for design in 2020?
Lisa Listama is the owner and e-learning developer of Sparkle E-Learning.