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Effective use of visuals in online presentations and e-learning clarity2010 - Nad Rosenburg

  1. 1. Effective Use of Visuals in Online Presentations and E-Learning Tutorials Nad Rosenberg Lisbon | October 13, 2010 www.techw.com © 2010, TechWRITE, Inc.
  2. 2. About Nad • President and founder (in 1985) of TechWRITE, Inc., a technical communications/e-learning company located in Woodbury, New Jersey, USA • PLAIN Board member and webmaster • STC Associate Fellow • Past President of STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter www.techw.com twnad@techw.com 856-848-6593 www.techw.com
  3. 3. Visuals today
  4. 4. Visuals today www.techw.com
  5. 5. Visuals today • LOB-specific and process-specific document templates, workflows, and business rules for many document types. Global common document templates, workflows, and business rules for many document types. • (High priority) Availability of standardized API in various areas (presentation, etc.) for application integration – Each vendor should define the APIs, platforms supported (i.e.Java and .NET), SOA solution provided, support for standards like Java JSR. • User interface options: The variety and options of UI available – This is important because there are clearly requirements for Office, Outlook, File Share (File Share Services, WebDAV, ftp), Application API and Web Based UIs • Flexible capability to define taxonomies, workflows, presentation templates, object models, retention policies etc. at enterprise, regional & LOB level – From our Global Design Document, the solution should provide the interfaces and tools in order to implement the following: • Global Taxonomy and Object Hierarchy • Global Cabinet and Folder Hierarchy • Document Retention • Litigation Hold • Reference Data Synchronization and Usage • Open Architecture: ability to integrate with various vendor BPM and Records Management tools/applications – The vendor must be able to demonstrate the ability to interface with external application and services including Business Process Engines (integaret with Staffware or others), Federated Records Management (integrate with ELAR or others), Federated Search (integrate with Endeca) • Open Architecture: Ability to build a federated architecture, capability for interfaces/distributed architectures of several document archives/warehouses • Document linking: How are linked documents stored/maintained, are renditions of linked/embedded documents available – The vendor must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage complex Office documents with embedded object and links. They also need to demonstrate which UIs support this functionality. • Ability to support global search options (predictive document caching), how are searches and document retrieval enabled in a federated model. In a federated model, how are local repository documents included in global searches. • Messaging capabilities between applications/internal parties – What are the supported mechanisms? JMS, MQSeries, MSMQ, SMTP, SOA etc. • Integration with JAP environment • International language support Line of Business support – Architecture, Taxonomies/Object Model & Workflows/BPM
  6. 6. Visuals today Complicated graphic www.techw.com
  7. 7. Reducing the cognitive load www.techw.com
  8. 8. Reducing the cognitive load www.techw.com 1/8 or 1/4 of the pie?
  9. 9. Reducing the cognitive load Red states/blue states www.techw.com
  10. 10. Reducing the cognitive load Red states/blue states by population www.techw.com
  11. 11. Reducing the cognitive load Red states/blue states by cultural and political values www.techw.com
  12. 12. Make sure graphics help...not hinder www.techw.com
  13. 13. Make sure graphics help...not hinder www.techw.com
  14. 14. Simplify the complex: Visual cues www.techw.com
  15. 15. Simplify the complex: Color cues www.techw.com
  16. 16. Simplify the complex: Segmenting www.techw.com
  17. 17. Simplify the complex: Zoom www.techw.com
  18. 18. Simplify the complex: Multimedia www.techw.com Visual Auditory
  19. 19. Simplify the complex: Rollovers www.techw.com
  20. 20. Simplify the complex: Insets www.techw.com
  21. 21. Simplify the complex: Insets www.techw.com
  22. 22. Engage your audience www.techw.com
  23. 23. Engage your audience
  24. 24. Engage your audience
  25. 25. Engage your audience
  26. 26. Photo resources Google images - http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi iStockphoto - http://www.istockphoto.com/ Stockvault - http://www.stockvault.net/ Crestock - http://www.crestock.com/ Dreamstime - http://www.dreamstime.com/ Microsoft Office Images - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ www.techw.com
  27. 27. Bibliography • Visual Language for Designers, Connie Malamed • Graphics for Learning, Ruth Colvin Clark and Chopeta Lyons • E-Learning and the Science of Instruction, Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer • The Rapid e-Learning Blog – Tom Kuhlmann http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/visual-graphic-design/ www.techw.com

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