Resource Reviews, October 2018: Design

Proof SheetThe resources reviewed focus on instructional design, interaction design, and graphic design (color). In The emotional future of instructional design, Phylisse Banner anticipates that reading text on the screen will be replaced by audio and video, suggests that information conveyed primarily in images and sound appeals more to emotion than reason, and briefly reviews the evolution of design thinking. The article then addresses the practice of empathy mapping in instructional design to explore what learners are thinking, feeling, saying, and doing and take what they feel into account in designing, developing, and delivering learning experiences.
The Interaction Design Foundation is an independent nonprofit initiative with the objective of raising the level of global design education to an Ivy League standard, while keeping costs as low as possible. The initiative democratizes learning by providing top-notch curricular materials, and aims to strike the perfect balance between academic rigor and practical relevance. Visit the website to explore the courses, community, and literature.
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours by P. Syme is a navigable recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters. The guide presents the most common colors found in nature in a “suite” showing a range of tints and shades. Where possible an example of each color is identified from animals, vegetables, and minerals.