Contest 9: Get Creative With Graphic Design Trends

The winner for Contest 8 is Peter Jackson (@pjackson2462) with his Expand Lectora® With xAPI – Peer Comparison example.

Shout out to Carlos Noguero (@carlosn) with his xAPI: Breaking Loose course sample.

Course design can really be inspired by anything. Color pallets came come from pictures, and whole design styles can come from reading an article or seeing something posted online. I was recently inspired by an article from the Creative Market, “10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016.” In the article they listed the top 10 graphic design trends:

  1. Flat 2.0
  2. Bold, Playful Typography
  3. Whimsical Illustrations
  4. The New Retro
  5. Motion
  6. Minimalist Logotypes
  7. Geometric Shapes
  8. Print Inspired
  9. Abstract Swiss
  10. Movies and Cartoons

Which got me thinking, how can I incorporate a graphic design trend into an eLearning project? My personal favorite trend is geometric shapes. I love when a presentation, poster, or course play on a single shape and use it in different ways.

Now it’s your turn! To participate, upload your content on the Share New Contest page. Get the most views, and you’ll be the winner! Each winner will be announced once the two-week entry period has closed. Then share your magnificent entry on social media.

Don’t forget to check out other people’s submissions on the Contest page.

At your request we’ve extended the deadline. Each contest now lasts a month. This way you’ll have enough time to participate. Contest 9 entries will be due by 5/18.

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    Steven Truitt

    I keep getting a message that there was an error uploading my file. Is there a size limit or a number of entries per contest? But then again it is Friday afternoon…

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    Jennifer Valley Post author

    Errors typically come up when the file size is quite large. I’ve seen files as large as 30 KB successfully uploading. I suggest something around 15 KB because depending on your browser your using you could potentially time out. If you keep running into an issue send me an email with the files (or use; it’s free) and I can try and upload it for you.

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