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Graphic Design for e-Learning



This course is designed to teach the student how to undertake a graphic design project by providing him/her with a professional methodology, a good understanding of the tools and software currently available for the task and the ability to source and manage design resources and utilise them successfully by following some simple graphic design guidelines.

Also included is a collection of tips and resources on how to manage your graphic design requirement in an e-learning project.

Price €1,195 per person


  • Dates available on request. Please call for details, 2 Days


People required to use basic graphic design skills in the production of an e-learning project.


Proficiency at using PowerPoint and a basic understanding on how to manage digital imagery.


Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of professional graphic design: layout, colour, typography, ergonomics.
  • Understand the tools (software and media) available in the world of digital imaging
  • Sourcing design maerial: graphics, images, templates, etc.
  • Understand the design process and how to professionally manage a multimedia project
Course Outline
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Basic Design Concepts
Introduction to general graphic design concepts including:
• General Layouts
▪ Portrait v Lanscape and common dimensions
▪ Combining text and imagery (layout objects)
▪ Enhancing visual impact
▪ Good practice guidelines
• Colour Schemes
▪ Basic colour theory
▪ Colour usage basic guidelines
▪ Colour referencing
• Typography
▪ Font Types
▪ Font compatibiity (system fonts)
▪ Typeface styles
▪ Using typefaces in design
▪ Sizing guidelines
• User Interfaces
▪ Designing UIs
▪ Good practice guidelines
• Corporate Image
▪ Understanding corporate identity manuals
▪ Designing within corporate identity guidelines

Computer Assisted Design
Overview of available design software, functions, advantages and disadvantages:
• Image Processing
▪ Adobe Photoshop
▪ Adobe Elements
• Presentation/Multimedia
▪ Powerpoint
▪ Articulate
▪ Captivate
▪ Flash
▪ Adobe Acrobat
• Desktop Publishing
▪ InDesign
▪ Quark Xpress
▪ Publisher
• Vector Graphics
▪ Illustrator
▪ Corel Draw
▪ AutoCAD
• Web Design
▪ Dreamweaver
▪ Flash
• File Exchange
▪ Acrobat
• Apple App Development
▪ xCode and Dev Pack
• Video
▪ Final Cut/Premier
▪ Flash Video
▪ QuickTime
• Audio
▪ SoundBooth/Audition

Common Computer Graphic Formats
Overview of common computer formats, and terminology:
• Common File Types
• Function, strengths and weaknesses, when and how to use different file types succesfully

Producing v Sourcing Design Elements
Layout Templates (sizes, formats)
Web Site Templates
Backgrounds (sizes, formats, resolution)
Graphics/Buttons (sizes, formats, resolution)
Animations (formats, content)
Sourcing images and clip art from Royalty Free Catalogues

Case Study. Managing a Basic Multimedia Project: The Design Process
Overview of the design process and project management for a multimedia production (ie: e-learning)
▪ Outlining a design brief: visual and function requirements
▪ Research: choosing a development media
▪ Preparing an initial proposal understanding time/financial budgets
▪ Concept Design
▪ Brainstom
▪ Preparing story boards (e-learning)
▪ Presenting design concepts to a client
▪ Concept Development: managing feedback
▪ Production of a master design layout/template
▪ Production of master graphic elements
▪ Communicating design guidelines to a team of developers
▪ Preparing a full project development schedule
▪ Project development
▪ Implementing design
▪ Managing client feedback effectively
▪ Planning effective testing
▪ Manage feedback and implement updates
▪ Implementation of delivery system (ie: internet, intranet, disc, etc)
▪ Further testing and project updating

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