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ATD TechKnowledge 2017

2017 ATD TechKnowledge Wrap Up

I just returned from 2017 ATD TechKnowledge. I really enjoy this conference because it focuses on learning and technology which are my two favorite aspects of my job. I’m going to hit the highlights of what I went to (but I probably write way too much anyway). Keynotes: The Fallacy of “Impossible” Mick Ebeling from […]

Articulate 360

I downloaded Articulate 360 about two weeks ago. I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it, but so far I like it. Here are two of the new features that I really liked. I’m looking forward to learning more about it. Dials – Storyline 360 Dials are really cool. It’s just another […]

Aaron Draplin Event

Earlier this year, I joined the Colorado Chapter of AIGA. I’m not a graphic designer but I have an appreciation for it. There is something magical about starting off with a white screen and creating a thing in Illustrator even for the novice. AIGA has a very interesting speaker series. I don’t know what caught my […]

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Unicorn designers who code

Unicorns

I follow inVision on Facebook. It’s a web design company that I think is really creative. Nick Fredman posted an article on the in Blog about becoming a Unicorn. What is a Unicorn? It’s a designer who codes. I don’t know why this continually surprises me but there are parallels in the design world and […]

PowerPoint

I’ve been working in PowerPoint a lot lately. It made me think about grad school and reading Edward Tufte. If you do a Google search you can read his writing about PPT and the Challenger disaster or here’s a brief essay about PPT being evil from Wired. It’s a fine tool for presentations when it’s […]

Cammy Bean

I came across this quote from Cammy Bean and I’m not sure where it came from. I read her book The Accidental Instructional Designer with a co-worker that I was mentoring. This is a great quote. eLearning can be incredibly dry and we as IDs/eLearning Developers have it within our power to do something to change […]