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Simplicity vs. Innovation
Quote: “How do web designers avoid dullness while maintaining simplicity? How do they strike a balance that will satisfy both innovative web developers and conservative end users?”
Comment: Web designers and instructional designers have a similar challenge: how to communicate intended messages most effectively. Graphics, audio, Flash, etc. may look nice, but they don’t improve learner effectiveness if they are poorly selected. The task should drive tool selection. For this reason, the needs and wants of the user should always take a central role. The best way to ensure user value in a site/course is to give him/her the information they came for…