Creativity & Inspiration
Is creativity something e-Learning designers are born with? I like to think it’s something we refine and continually improve upon daily. If you are looking for inspiration to take your creativity to the next level, check out these 3 tips assembled from posts in the Articulate discussion forums.
Tip #1: Use Templates as a Source for Inspiration
You may not have thought about using templates as a source for inspiration but they can help. TemplateMonster provides a large variety of samples that can help plant that seed for your next project. Of course, you can find several more examples to inspire you here from our friends at Articulate!
Tip #2: Follow Websites/Blogs of eLearning Designers and Graphic Artists
Follow e-Learning designers’ and graphic artists’ websites/blogs to explore what they are up to. I’ve found that Montse Anderson and Jackie Van Nice provide great examples of creativity in action! If you want to see a few really nice graphic design portfolios, click here. Another great website, ElearningExamples, is a treasure trove of samples to work from! NoteandPoint and Dribbble are two more places to find inspiration.
Tip #3: Build a Pinterest Board
I use Pinterest as a source of inspiration to create the look/feel for some of my projects. I first came across this idea after reading a post on Jackie Van Nice’s blog. It’s very simple. Setup a Pinterest board and when you see something that catches your eye, pin it to the board. Later, when you need inspiration, review the board. An example of the board I created is shown below.
How do you find inspiration for your e-Learning projects?