A guide to ergonomic learning – Visual hierarchy

In the first part of this series, we defined ergonomic learning as a sub-set of user experience that focuses on the human characteristics that should be taken into account when designing online courses. Now, in part two, we look at the role visual hierarchy plays in creating effective e-learning design.

Do you want to hold your learning audience’s attention long enough to get your message across?

Well, you might be surprised to know that, according the National Centre for Biotechnology Information at U.S. Natural Library of Medicine, our attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds in 2013.

Blame technology, social media or simply the pace of modern living but the fact is, now, more than ever, it’s important to understand your learners, the time pressures they face, and how to command – and hold – their attention.

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