Let’s Get Visual: It’s World Emoji Day

If there’s one thing most L&D people can agree upon, it’s that nothing beats great visuals.

We worship our instructional designers, graphic designers, video producers, etc. Their talents can never be lauded too loudly. Where would any learning program be without the people who make the content visually captivating?

Imagery is key to engaging courses and other learning content that drives interest and retention. I don’t know anyone who prefers to click through a course made entirely of text bullet points or worse, lengthy paragraphs without any visual support to drive home the concepts or reinforce the information graphically.

There’s a power to graphical expression that can’t be put into words. Maybe this is why we all love emojis. One needs no design talent to share in the joy of using images to capture a feeling. And feeling is the apt word because that’s what’s at the heart [insert heart emoji] of emoticons: emotion.

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