How to Create Engaging eLearning Through Visual Design

April 28, 2021
4 minutes
How to Create Engaging eLearning Through Visual Design

Everyone needs inspiration for their elearning designs.  

The best way to find that inspiration is to see what other developers are doing, and learning how they do it. Tim Slade is one of the best and he has the awards to prove it.

Tim’s unique practice of combining content design with visual design sets him apart from most instructional designers who separate each design process.  We talked about this approach and his continued focus on accessibility in the visual design of his eLearning projects.

In this episode we talked about how to use visual communications to create engaging learning experiences.  

And we explored how to use visual communication techniques to visualize your learning content and help your learners see what you're saying.  

Best of all, this episode had tips anyone can use, regardless of your current art or graphic design skills.

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About Tim Slade

Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. He is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.

With The eLearning Designer’s Handbook, Tim Slade shows you that the eLearning development process doesn’t have to be as complicated as it might seem. If you’re new to eLearning, Tim will walk you through the complete eLearning design and development process, providing you practical tips and advice, based on his own experience working as an eLearning designer for over a decade.

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You can learn more about Tim on his LinkedIn!


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.  

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