About Services Process Resources Contact Teach me! Log In

InfoDev Academy©

Coming Soon!

Want to advance your career, gain recognition, increase your pay, and create content that really works?

InfoDev Academy

InfoDev Academy

Guided Lessons for Creating Content that Works!


The InfoDev Academy is a resource for communication professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. We teach both methods and processes, as well as the science and reasoning behind them, so you can be successful regardless of which field, genre, or media you are working in. Using our proven, science-based approach, we provide online courses with guided one-on-one and group support.

Request for Information


Viability Survey for an Online Course:

Science-Based Design for Creating Content that Works!


If you are a content professional interested in using design to create more effective content, influence people, increase productivity, and advance your career, then this survey is for you!

You don't need be “creative,” spend years learning through trial-and-error, or sort through a mass of conflicting advice.

With an Exclusive
Founding Member

Incentive Offer!

Learn more!
Take the survey!

 

Courses

Interdisciplinary. Integrated. Universal.


The InfoDev Academy provides courses that integrate knowledge from across fields, genres, and media. With a focus on facilitating the success of both end users and organizations, courses provide guided lesson on effective writing, design, project management, process improvement, quality assurance, and more. Our first course, due out in early 2020, is Science-Based Design for Creating Content that Works!

The InfoDev Academy is a resource for communication professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. Using our proven, science-based approach, we provide online courses with guided one-on-one and group support.

Did You Know...

About Science-Based Design

Design Guidelines Are Based on the Science of Human Perception!


Here are some facts that guide the way we teach science-based design:

  • There are really only three design elements and one design principle.
  • There is no such thing as "content" versus "design" – all content includes design, and consists of three essential components: ideas, language, and design.
  • We automatically scan everything within our field of view, so that "scanable" content is not just nice – it's absolutely critical to high-quality information.
  • We naturally group what we see based on certain characteristics, such as symmetry, size, and position, and that this grouping provides meaning.
  • "Saliency" is one of the most important words you need to know as an InfoDev Pro.
  • Processing text is a lot more difficult and time-consuming than processing non-text.
  • We can switch back and forth between two completely different interpretations of what we see when what we see is ambiguous.
  • Research shows that design is significantly more important to overall user experience than either language or ideas.
  • To design effective headings, you should start by designing your body text.

A Tiny Tina Tutorial on Science-Based Design

Design Basics Simplified: The Three Design Elements


If you want to create content that is easy to find, read, use, understand, and remember, then you must become proficient in design, as well as writing. Learning design always starts with the “Design Basics,” which consist of Design Elements and Design Principles. Design Elements are the fundamental building blocks of content, and Design Principles describe the way the elements interact with one another.

Science-based design provides a fresh, simplified approach that leverages what you already know to be true, but have never noticed before, to create a solid foundation for mastering design. It turns out that all design guidelines are based on how humans see, interpret, and respond to visual stimuli. Science-based design teaches you to understand these processes so you can make effective design decisions in any situation. It empowers you to understand what works, what doesn't, and why.

Show me the tutorial!

Spread the word!


Citation: Kister, Tina M. 2020. InfoDev Academy: Coming Soon! Nanatoo Communications, LLC. Accessed . https://www.nanatoo.com/infodev-academy-wp.


 
Close

Join Us!


We value your privacy, and  will never (ever) share your email with anyone. You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or by emailing us at support@nanatoo.com.