It’s About Time! Work Faster with Pattern Libraries

Concurrent Session 3

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

The workload has increased but not your staff. Take a page from UI/UX designers by employing efficient design methods to speed up development. This presentation will demonstrate how a team of instructional designers can benefit from pattern libraries to improve production by reusability, consistency, and maintainability.

Presenters

Experienced creative professional for higher education, currently at the University of South Florida. As Art Director for Innovative Education’s Digital Learning team, my team and I are dedicated to transforming classroom instruction into interactive web-based learning through product design. Collaboratively, I drive our digital learning brand by ensuring adherence to web standards, generating creative yet user-friendly content, while engaging our students for the best educational experience.
Brittany received her B.A. in Communication Studies, and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She's been an Instructional Designer at the University of South Florida for over 4 years. Brittany loves collaborating with faculty and team members to design and implement quality online courses and programs.

Extended Abstract

Your learners rely on your organization for innovative high-quality courses. The demands and expectations continue to increase, but the size of your team does not.  Don’t sacrifice the custom multimedia work of your artisan shop by turning to templates everyone has already seen. That’s not what you’re about!  

Rapid eLearning not only means getting it done quickly, but also making it visually appealing to learners. The style guide can be used to give direction on how to use the assets you’ve developed in your pattern library. Ultimately, you can still have unique style guides,  asset libraries, and save time along the way.  

In this session you will learn...

How to empower your instructional designers to become rapid eLearning designers with these simple, time-saving techniques:

  • Utilizing style guide assets in multiple platforms (ie. presentations, pdfs, LMS) to provide a cohesive look and feel to your development

  • Creating the building blocks for your pattern library

  • Consider customization and accessibility in your assets