Instructional design/Color Selection for Message Design

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Color Selection for Message Design


Unit 1 High- and Low-Keyed Colors

Unit 2 Warm and Cool Colors

Unit 3 Color Combinations

Unit 4 Psychology of Colors

Final Exam!

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Have you ever had trouble deciding which colors to use for your design? In this course, you will be able to learn the effects of colors and color combinations that would enable you to select colors in systematic ways for effective instruction.

Course Objectives[edit | edit source]

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By learning the contents of this course, you will be able to:

  • Draw upon design principles and theories when selecting colors for instructional media.
  • Justify your color selection using design principles and theories.
  • Make appropriate colors selections according to design objectives.

The result will be:

  • A systematic selection of colors for instructional materials.
  • Instructional materials with colors that fit design objectives.
  • Your improved communication skills as a professional.

Course Information[edit | edit source]

As you can see in the left menu bar, you will learn to define and identify effects of high- and low-keyed colors, warm and cool colors, color combinations and the psychological effects of certain colors. Each unit has quizzes for you to check your understanding. This course would take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Photos in this course are retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.

This course was developed on April 8, 2014, by Kei Tomita, Ph.D.

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