Aesthetically pleasing interfaces are more usable (Norman, 2003). Working with well-designed tools and content supports positive emotions which are important to learning, creative thinking, curiosity, motivation, and the ability to cope with minor problems.
How can you improve usability and aesthetics in your course?
Getting comfortable working with images and alignment can also help you train you eye to notice things like not enough white space, skewed images, and test issues. To practice, download the Practice with Visuals PowerPoint file (808k):
This assignment is not required as part of the badge. It is a practice exercise for personal use.
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