From my experience and observation, a lot people lately (the last 2 years or so) have been throwing the whole “gamification” and “simulation” terms around in the eLearning community. As some of you know, I have been into this sort of stuff for a bit longer than this (5+ years) so I would like to help some of those newbies out there, what these terms are and how to appropriately use them.
A big part of my work as both a UX and an Instructional Designer is creating scenarios. Scenarios are awesome ways to engage people, promote their decision making skills, and to help them apply the acquired knowledge through practice. Scenarios, in the case of eLearning, (my forte) can help students get the idea of different […]
I was reading an article on the pitfalls of using stock photography recently. Basically this Chicago based online pet business bought a stock photo of a pet to use on their website only to discover: “I bought a stock photo of a dog for a website and it had become the companies unofficial mascot. Recently, […]
As a web designer/developer, you usually get taught that web design is not the same as print design issue. If a client thinks the website will be exactly as the printouts, then that is your failing as a designer by not conducting the presentation correctly. This is often the result of misunderstanding, not the result […]