Digital Design for Instructional Designers with Mark Lassoff

Digital Design for Instructional Designers with Mark Lassoff
June 30, 2021
4 minutes
Digital Design for Instructional Designers with Mark Lassoff

Why do I need to know digital design if I'm already an instructional designer?

Opinions vary on the answer to this question but the average instructional designer is often also responsible for creating the final eLearning product that is loaded into the LMS.  

So while ID is critical for the training organization you can level up your career quickly by upskilling with some digital design skills.

Mark Lassoff joined us to discuss some of the things you'll need to learn in order to effectively supplement your ID knowledge with some DD skills.

Mark's course on Digital Design describes it this way:

"Digital designers create the user interface, design, and images for online products. Online products include (of course) web sites, mobile applications, social and marketing content, digital branding, signage, and more. The digital revolution continues, and the need for digital designers has increased exponentially."

Some of that increased demand is also in eLearning. So you won't want to skip this episode and prepare yourself for a summer of learning.

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About Mark

Over two million people havelearned coding and design from Mark Lassoff.

Mark and his company, Framework Tech Media, havetaught people web and mobile development online, in the corporate classroom,and in secondary schools across the country.

Framework produces world-class learning contentthat focuses on digital skills such as web and mobile development. Previous to founding Framework, Mark started several companies in theAustin, Texas area.  He is an in-demand speaker and has traveled the worldto teach programming techniques and technologies.  Mark has authored eightbooks on programming.  He was named to the 40 under 40 in both Austin, Texas,and Hartford, CT.  In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious LearningGuild Guildmaster Award.

Mark, and Framework, are based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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