Presentation Title

Human Cognition and Aesthetic Design in Pedagogy and Online Learning

Location

Room 218/220

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Visually aesthetic design is an important part of the human experience. Colors, design and other aesthetics have a marked impact on behavior and emotion. Through this poster presentation the speaker will make the argument that visually aesthetic design in information literacy instruction in the classroom and online is a key tool for instructional designers and instructional librarians. Like it or not we are judged by our first impression and aesthetically pleasing design will help engage 21st century learners. This aesthetic design is an aspect of universal design; it will help increase the students learning, by engaging them immediately and reducing physical, cognitive and intellectual barriers in the classroom and online.

The author will substantiate this claim with evidence from product design, web design, HCI, instructional design and E-Learning. Throughout the presentation the speaker will cover the most influential literature in the field of aesthetics in design and learning, original data collection and research methods through student surveys, social media research and expert polling; and the most important aspects of this research and literature related to instructional design and specifically information literacy instruction. Design is not a substitute for substance and correct learning design and theory, it is an additive and a way to gain credibility, engage a wide variety of students and influence life-long informed learning.

Presentation Description

A visually appealing poster session that represents the principles of aesthetic design and pedagogy. The principles of aesthetic design will be presented as well as the theory.

Keywords

Information literacy, Pedagogy, Visual Design, Aesthetic, Online Learning

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Sep 30th, 2:45 PM Sep 30th, 4:00 PM

Human Cognition and Aesthetic Design in Pedagogy and Online Learning

Room 218/220

Visually aesthetic design is an important part of the human experience. Colors, design and other aesthetics have a marked impact on behavior and emotion. Through this poster presentation the speaker will make the argument that visually aesthetic design in information literacy instruction in the classroom and online is a key tool for instructional designers and instructional librarians. Like it or not we are judged by our first impression and aesthetically pleasing design will help engage 21st century learners. This aesthetic design is an aspect of universal design; it will help increase the students learning, by engaging them immediately and reducing physical, cognitive and intellectual barriers in the classroom and online.

The author will substantiate this claim with evidence from product design, web design, HCI, instructional design and E-Learning. Throughout the presentation the speaker will cover the most influential literature in the field of aesthetics in design and learning, original data collection and research methods through student surveys, social media research and expert polling; and the most important aspects of this research and literature related to instructional design and specifically information literacy instruction. Design is not a substitute for substance and correct learning design and theory, it is an additive and a way to gain credibility, engage a wide variety of students and influence life-long informed learning.