While reading through my Zite magazine this weekend, I came across a post that mentioned Wideo. I hadn’t heard of this animation tool, but while I was looking at it and thinking about how I might could use this myself (or invite my students to use it), I came across a couple animations for design, which I really liked. (Those are down below!) These video animations inspired me to put together 10+ resources and lessons that I really like and use with my students for improving design, graphic design, slides, elearning materials, and type. I think there are 13 or 14 recommendations in total. I hope you enjoy!
- 45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory
- How to Design an Awesome Flyer (Even if You’re Not a Designer)
- Simple, Practical Color Theory
- Top Design Resources for Non-Designers
eLearning & Online Courses
- Design for People, Not Interfaces
- 6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists
- Composition & Layout for Multimedia eLearning Projects
Slides & Presentations
- Steal This Presentation — And I have to say that JesseDeee (@jessedee) has a slew of presentations on Slideshare.net that are awesome design lessons for students, teachers, faculty members. “You Suck at Powerpoint!” is another of my favorites.
- How to Create Slides that Rock (**Edgy with potentially mildly racey/offensive images**)
- 10 Tips and Techniques for More Effective Presentations (PDF to download)
Fonts & Typography
- “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces
- 8 Considerations for Online Text
Two super quick look at elements of design in fast and fun animations. These were produced with Wideo, and I’m thinking about trying this new tool myself.
Following up …
If you have some other resources, links, or lessons that you can recommend, please add them into the comments. I’m sure others would really like to see them.