How can organisations solve the productivity puzzle?

We’re falling behind. There’s a yawning gap in productivity between Britain and the rest of Europe, commonly referred to as the ‘productivity puzzle’. Indeed, it […]

10 essential digital learning design principles

Designing for learning is different to designing for other digital mediums, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore tried and tested design principles. In fact, […]

Saffron and the TUC take on the skills gap with the Mid-life Skills Review Project

TUC and Saffron Interactive have partnered on the vital new Mid-life Skills Review Project to help tackle the skills gap amongst older workers. The increasing […]

How UX can help instructional design to stay at the forefront of elearning

User Experience (UX) design and User Interaction (UI) design have become buzzwords in elearning. At Saffron, UX is an integral part of our learning design, […]

What makes a great icon?

Imagine, you’re in an airport and your flight has been delayed for a few hours. You walk around the terminal, go shopping, use the washrooms, […]

Respect the system! – Creating engaging systems training

When I started as a new Instructional Designer at Saffron, I had to get my head around an abundance of new ‘systems’ in a short […]

Mary Poppins and supercalifragilistic expialidocious learner engagement

When it comes to iconic figures in pedagogy, you can’t deny that Mary Poppins’ learning approaches were well ahead of the curve. Whilst watching Saving […]

A brief history of pictograms and ideograms

A pictogram, also called pictograph, picto or simply icon, is the most simple and efficient way to convey a message or an idea and has […]

An interview with Saffron’s branding experts

With a new office and new website, the past few months have been a busy time for Saffron! To top it all off, we’ve also […]

Articulate 2.0 — Effectively engaging!

Creating a sequel is easier said than done. We’ve seen some software, games and movies losing the plot completely. But, with Storyline 2, Articulate have […]

Five reasons why you should replace the learning programmes on your LMS with learning playlists

Lists. Often when talking to clients about designing a dashboard for an LMS, we have to gently remind them that ‘at the end of the […]

Six awesome design hacks for elearning

“To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” Milton Glaser To turn a good design into a great one […]

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