Creating an initial design can be the hardest part in an e-Learning project. When I move straight into development tools I often find myself unsure of what to do next. I can make a few shapes, but I feel like the creative process can freeze up with the mouse in hand. It turns out a sketchbook is often the answer. When I mock up a design in Photoshop or Articulate Storyline I run into the objection of it doesn’t look fully developed or people cringe at the lack of formatting.
I scheduled a meeting once to discuss an outline of a script and my team members spent 30 minutes formatting the text! Starting with a sketch removes the formatting from the equation. This article from Christopher Palm @ Allen Interactions is Spot On.
What are your tips and tricks to getting a design started?