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Weaving Design Thinking Into Project Work

This summer, Spine Crackers, the Innovative Learning Group (ILG) book club, decided to read the TD at Work publication, “Design Thinking Meets ADDIE,” by Kathy Glynn and Debra Tolsma. Admittedly, our group wasn’t only intrigued by the topic but also the manageable length (only 16 pages plus a few job aids and resource lists!) for […]

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Make It Pop!

Communicating with Your Graphic Designer Doesn’t Have to Feel like Speaking Greek My favorite part of being a graphic designer is all of the people I get to connect with. From varying business backgrounds, to cultural backgrounds, to a wide range of skillsets and life experiences, I love discovering how my clients’ brains work and […]

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The Proof is in the Pie: Customized Training Programs Boost Employee Efficiency

Training is about moving the needle…engaging learners. At its core, it’s about designing and developing solutions that increase performance. But does it matter in all roles and all types of businesses? For the roles and responsibilities that tend to be repetitive, is training even necessary? Consider this before you answer. With a fresh driver’s license […]

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Top 8 Principles for Good Design

Good visual design adds a tremendous amount of instructional value to materials used in training. ‘Not so good’ design actually distracts and can restrict how much people learn. However, for many people, the notion of ‘good’ graphic design is extremely subjective. People tend to like what they like. As a graphic designer at Innovative Learning […]

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Getting Prepared … Using Augmented and Virtual Realities in Learning

It’s time to get prepared! Among the technologies coming to the forefront for use in learning, augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR) are gaining traction in many industries and functions. Augmented reality is the ultimate performance support tool, particularly for users in manufacturing and service functions. Imagine wearing a pair of glasses on the […]

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