Then, what you don’t know that you will know later, is that those stories, and those characters will connect to your audience more than anything else.
When you think about comics, more than likely some of the first things that come to mind are superheroes like Spiderman or Batman in full-color comic books you might find in bookstores or comic book shops. Or maybe you think about “funny pages”, the once popular color inserts in Sunday newspapers with comic “strips” like Peanuts and Garfield.
Well, comics have evolved in many ways. From graphic novels with adult themes to what this TLDCast is about: Instructional Comics. And our guest for this episode is one of the globe’s leading instructional designers producing instructional comics, Kevin Thorn.
Check out this TLDCast and listen to host Kristen Hayden Safdie as she talks to Kevin about one of his most current instructional comic projects. They talk about the project dynamics, how Kevin produced it, what he ended up with, and how it was received.
You’ll also get some great conversation on the evolution of how he started producing instructional comics and why.
Heading to DevLearn? Make sure you attend Kevin’s session Comics for Learning: Use Case in Cultural Awareness.
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Zsolt Olah has read a lot of books. AND he’s read a lot of L&D books. In fact, over a twelve-week period he read over 100 books in preparation for writing his own book, Engage the WORL&D!: A whimsical, brain-picking “meme-oir” from a creative digital learning strategist. So it comes as no surprise that Zsolt published a popular article about L&D Book Recommendations on eLearningIndustry.com.
So this is why Zsolt was a perfect guest for our Community Discussion on “What Are Your Favorite L&D Books?”.
As a quick summary, here are the distilled recommendations Zsolt has for reading. Consider it “highlights” from his original article.
Be sure to listen to the podcast or view the TLDCast episode below for more detail about why he recommends each of these books.
Learning (And Doing Business)
The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age
Make It Stick
Brown, Peter C.
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Design for How People Learn (Voices That Matter)
Map it! The Hand-on Guide to Strategic Training Design
Disruptive Learning: Discover Your Inner Learning Rebel
Show Your Work
Ebook: Design Thinking (Innovation Trends Series)
BBVA Innovation Center
Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics
Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games
Boller, Sharon, and Kapp, Karl
Game Thinking: Innovate smarter & drive deep engagement with design techniques from hit games
Amy Jo Kim
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
McGonigal Ph.D., Kelly
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