Drink'n'Draw - Hands on Practice Sketching Instructional Designs With Kevin Thorn


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Some of the greatest ideas, inventions, and innovations started as sketches. And the biggest mistake we often make is jumping into our software to start developing. But for more successful outcomes, we should all be starting with paper and pen. And if you’re one of those people that thinks “…but I can’t draw”, then this IDIODC is perfect for you. The amazing instructional illustrator Kevin Thorn joins Chris and Brent to talk about sketching in the design process. He’ll be doing some live sketching on his iPad and walking us through the basics and how it applies to designing all kinds of learning experiences.

Kevin’s latest project is helping professionals increase their creativity and innovation by combining the creative process of illustration and game thinking. You don’t need to be a professional artist to practice and successfully sketch your ideas. And game thinking isn’t just about creating fun card games and board games. It’s about designing purposeful learning experiences that may or may not have game elements included. Find out more about how you can leverage simple sketches to improve your instructional design skills on the next IDIODC.

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).

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Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

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