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Online English teacher, writer and blogger who facilitates professional development online.
Online English teacher, writer and blogger who facilitates professional development online.

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Design research on the run;)

We all know how important colour is, as teachers, ebook designers and human beings.

But have we ever asked ourselves to isolate key elements in colour design?

Things to consider:

1) To attract attention.

2) To group elements
( colour coding for grammar, mind mapping etc.)

3) To indicate meaning

4) Enhance aesthetics

a) Number of colours: how many can the eye process at one time?
(apparently 5)

b) Colour combinations - use the colour wheel.

Here's a question for everyone.

How would you support learners with limited colour vision?

Apart from using colour for meaning, aesthetics and attracting attention, what else can you do?

Tips taken from a book called Universal Principles of Design.

If any of you have questions please post them here so that moderators can give some focused assistance.

In keeping with the theme of week 4, I'm reading a book called Universal Principles of Design:))

If I have time I'll write an article of what I've learnt or else share some snippets here.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3T5UO4/ref=nav_timeline_asin?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Recommended reading & quote of the day:))

20/01/2016

For those of you who want to build up a visual design library or just be inspired by design quotes:))

"Facts alone fall short"

The problem is this. No bibliography and no list of resources is sufficient proof to someone who chooses not to believe.

Relying too much on proof distracts you from the real mission - which is emotional connection"

Seth Godin

This quote is taken from a book called

"RESONATE:
Present visual stories that transform audiences"

By Nancy Duarte

Are we emotionally connected to our ebooks, to our students?

Are they emotionally connected to the essence of your teaching values?

As teachers or, even more so, those of us deeply embedded in academia, we may have been conditioned to worship facts at the expense of our instincts...

Now, who should be taking us seriously; our students or the establishment?

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Here's something I recently wrote about eLearning design - it also has links to other design articles I've written.

My ideas come from experience, instinct, and a lot of reading. I will share some quotes and recommended reading for you too:))
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