I started this week’s Articulate E-Learning Heroes Challenge by creating this poster, based on a design quote I like. But it’s a general design concept not specific to instructional design, so I thought I’d try for something that feels a little more on-the-nose.
A Bull in an Instructional Design Shop
The funny thing is, throughout this challenge I’ve kept thinking “I don’t refer to quotes; I refer to Michael Allen’s Context, Challenge, Activity, Feedback (CCAF) design model.” It’s not an inspirational quote, but it’s what’s always on my desk and it inspires me every time I design.
Funnily enough, it was only after I’d completed the poster that I realized that this quote is a good example of the CCAF model in action:
The Context: You’re imprisoned and the walls are closing in.
The Challenge: Get out.
The Activity: Use that book I gave you to figure out how.
The Feedback: Either you set yourself free or you subject yourself to the standard walls-closing-in conclusion.
So I was kind of happy about that.
Section 1: Boredom; Lack of Engagement. Clearly I made this as dull as I could. Small black type on a white background to evoke the feel of most 600-page books. The font is Arial Black.
Section 3: The Big Bang of Engagement. I hand-drew the splashy yellow thing in the background, and the font is, appropriately, Bangers.
The Attribution: Mr. Bull is wearing Arial Black.
Again, I just created it quickly in PowerPoint; though the fuzziness of the Arial Black bugs me. If I can’t take it anymore I’ll put it into Fireworks and convert the text to paths so it’s clearer.