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Inspiration

'Digital fatigue' and Covid-19: Print matters.

As a designer who's been immersed in print-based creative projects for over 12 years now, something has occurred to me during the current Covid-19 era; why is print not more prevalent now than ever? It really should be. The default position taken by...

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Workshop

The Gutenberg and other layout patterns

In further researching layout for e-textbooks and eLearning programs I have investigated the various layout patterns that reflect how readers/viewers scan and follow content on a page or in an image for example. As a photographer in my spare time...

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Leaders

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

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Leaders

Human-centric Content - The Paper Book Metaphor

The paper book metaphor is (in short) the dilemma surrounding the translation of content from traditional print mediums into digital platforms. It is a subject of focus for which there is very little original research. Does the designer of such...

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Leaders

Schema & Repetition: a helping hand for our working memories

As a designer highly interested in graphic design for e-learning, I regularly question how well I can help guide the cognitive process in student end-users through visual design and structure and, if able to contribute to content, how to include...

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Inspiration

Gamification as Enabler of Deep Learning

"Play is the highest form of research" Albert Einstein I am a keen advocate of enabling engagement with learning through play. When one researches learning products for young children, game-play is prevalent. Think back to your time in...