We all love a ‘whizz-bang’ don’t we? Whether it’s a ten course taste sensation or a concert with a million outfit changes set against abstract video backdrops, with a lightshow, smoke and fireworks to dazzle!
Hang on! Who actually remembers the details or wants to repeat such an assault on our senses and wallets too often? The same goes with e-learning…
Retelling that ‘in the moment’ story might be impressive but if you want to develop understanding and longevity with minimum outlay and the opportunity for upcycling then you need to consider the art of simplicity.
Banksy recently won Britain’s best loved artwork survey but caused controversy when critics in the complex world of high-art said that ‘Real art is elusive, complex, ambiguous and often difficult.’ However they failed to see that turning convoluted ideas into simple ones is an art in itself.
Simple should not be a synonym for stupid, especially when a complex subject is executed so clearly. Simplicity is impactful, more memorable and doesn’t date. And the same goes for your e-learning design – in terms of linguistic content, visual appeal and user interaction.
What’s more, when it comes to localizing your content, using this methodology to author your project will give you a better ROI when looking at turnaround times and costs for the source as well as all the flavours, not to mention the end user receptivity.
Want to learn more? Watch a webinar recording with SDL’s Localization Process Consultant, plus Industry experts Relish Learning and DDI to learn more about best practices in terms of Language, Design and Process; so that you can lower the cost and complexity of going global.