The Rapid eLearning Blog, by Tom Kuhlmann, is about Infographics today.
This got me to thinking about where I go for course design inspiration. Sometimes when you’re creating a course and you start with a blank white screen, it can be incredibly hard to know how to move forward design-wise. So, today, I’ll share some of the resources that I use for design inspiration.
For inspiration when I display statistics, I go to USA Today Snapshots. The image below is an example of how information can be displayed in a very interesting way.
For base course design inspiration, I have several that I use, but here are a couple of my faves:
You can actually download files free for commercial use at Design Moo. However, I generally just use it for design inspiration. When I see the image below, I think of transition slides that say “We’ve done that and now we’re doing this.”
The Design Inspiration (specifically the Website Showcase area)
This site is a compilation of some of the best websites on the web. I click around and think about how I could possibly use some of the design techniques of the website in a course that I am currently creating. For example, I love the simpleness of the website image below. If I were designing an eLearning course using this design as inspiration, I might bring up the iPhone a bit and use it as my “navigation” area. The word “Sipp” would be my course title and so on…
I learned a lot in Tom’s blog post today, including a reference to an infographic about Payroll and Tax Deductions that actually made me want to learn about the topic!
I’ve displayed a portion of the infographic from Paycor.
Where do YOU go to get design inspiration for your eLearning courses?