Episode 25

How to Get Inspiration and Creativity For Practical Projects with Kevin Thorn

When you hear the word “comic”, do you think of your favorite cartoon strip, superheroes and graphic novels, or instructional content?

Thinking outside of the box can often help instructional design content connect more successfully with users. Kevin Thorn advocates bringing external inspiration into designs and using creativity to communicate. His preferred educational visual is the instructional comic.

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer and founder of NuggetHead Studioz. He joined Matt Pierce to share his thoughts on having fun with design principles, how to find inspiration, and what you can do to get more creative with your visuals.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • What is an instructional comic?
  • How to create an instructional comic
  • The importance of characters and narrative in instructional visuals
  • How to design instructional visuals
  • How to improve your creativity
  • Where to find inspiration

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Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.