You won't see me using a lot of bulleted PowerPoint slides during our keynotes at Learning 2011. I am not a big fan and doubt the memory impacts of bulleted lists. But more importantly, with 2,000 attendees, we are using a huge 3o foot screen that will more of a backdrop for our speakers - with TV images of them on either side of the ballroom.
So, today our design turns to finding graphics that will support messages, conversations or speaker topics. This is more than "eye-candy" - instead it is a way of enhancing the experience in our General Sessions. Here are two of our possible choices:
This image evokes the sense of how much information that we have at our fingertips, how many sources (often conflicting) of knowledge and context is out there, how colorful the options for learners are in 2011 and more...
Almost everyone in a restaurant take the menu and changes it - to make their own meal - adding/subtracting/substituting elements. Hmm, a lot like our learners are doing with our formal content.
Imagine these popping up during a keynote or as an emphasis element during one of our sessions. Just one of the small and yet large design details for Learning 2011 in just 27 days!