As a learning designer, you know that creating effective learning visuals is crucial for engaging and educating adult learners. But with so many options and considerations, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That’s why we’ve gathered insights from two of our Mindsed experts:
Instructional designer Tanja Schmidt and graphic designer Lina Peñuela to provide you with our top 5 tips for creating learning visuals that truly stand out.
Top 5 tips from Mindsed experts
1. Keep it simple:
When it comes to learning visuals, less is often more. Avoid cluttering your designs with too much text or unnecessary graphics. Instead, focus on conveying your message clearly and concisely.
2. Use high-quality images:
Poor-quality images can distract from your message and decrease the overall effectiveness of your learning visuals. Invest in high-quality images or create your own custom graphics to ensure that your visuals are professional and impactful.
3. Use a consistent color scheme:
A consistent color scheme helps to create a cohesive and visually appealing learning experience. Choose a limited palette of
colors and stick to it throughout your materials.
4. Use appropriate font sizes:
It’s important to ensure that the text in your learning visuals is legible and easy to read. Use appropriate font sizes and consider the needs of your adult learners, such as those with visual impairments.
5. Consider your audience:
As an adult learning designer, it’s essential to keep your audience in mind when creating learning visuals. Consider their needs, learning styles, and goals to ensure that your visuals are relevant and effective.
To gain a deeper understanding of these tips,
We interviewed instructional designer Tanja Schmidt and graphic designer Lina Peñuela, both experts in adult learning. Tanja stressed the importance of considering your audience, saying, “As an adult learning designer, it’s crucial to keep your audience in mind when creating learning visuals. Consider their needs, and goals to ensure that your visuals are relevant and effective”.
Lina added, “Using high-quality images and a consistent color scheme can really elevate the overall effectiveness of your learning visuals. It’s worth investing in professional graphics to ensure your materials look polished and professional”.
At Mindsed.com, we understand the importance of creating engaging and effective learning visuals for adult learners. That’s why we offer an online course called “Infographics for Educators”; that helps educators create powerful images and infographics with ease.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced learning designer, this course will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to create visually stunning learning materials that truly support a successful learning transfer.