Why Design Matters
This unit covers the very basics of design theory, providing a base-line vocabulary and terminology for design application, while highlighting some important considerations when crafting content for the classroom. This content is for those new to design and those seeking additional resources and/or training for design application.
This section is designed to provide an overview of design theory, providing a more conceptual approach to this training and providing a vocabulary and foundation for the project-based training with software and LMS platforms.
You will also find an Additional Resource section below. There you'll find additional information and learning that has been curated by our team to support and further the training in this unit.Text-based Version of the Video Below
This module defines the 7 elements of design and how understanding the elements might assist with creating stronger educational material.Text-Based Version of this Topic
This module covers the 12 principles of design and how those principles can be used with the elements of design to communicate ideas more efficiently.Text-Based Version of this Topic
In this module we demonstrate how using a grid and understanding a few simple compositional tips & tricks can improve the impact and engagement of learning assets.Text-Based Version of this Topic
This module highlights the importance of accessible design with learning content. We also highlight where to find the WSU standards on accessibility and provide direction for training and continued learning.Text-Based Version of this Topic
This module covers the various creative software available to WSU faculty, staff, and students, and provides links to accessing the software. Links to training can be found in the text version of this module.Text-Based Version of this Topic