When you look around our Topic menu and use them for your learning materials, you will probably notice our fun lessons and visuals.
But actually, everything you saw is only the tip of the iceberg. There's much more thing that goes behind it. And you might (or might not, but anyways) wonder the process.
That's why we brought in Muhammad Hilmy, our Content Designer, to break down one of the topics he's made in Assemblr EDU: Colloid! According to him, it's actually one of the best topics he's created!
So, what are his secrets to creating an interactive lesson? Here's our fun talk with Hilmy!
Hi, Hilmy! Before you start making a lesson, what's the first step that you should never miss out on?
Hey! Of course, it's research! It's the first, foremost thing that you should do. Research is like drinking a glass of water in the morning—it's very essential and you should never skip it.
Since this material is about colloid, I need to know about the topic in-depth, such as what colloid is and how it works. Internet is the key—I search for all kinds of sources there.
Wow, that's awesome! But I think when I look at your lessons, it also looks super impressive. What's the secret?
I think it's because I always explore the visuals that I want to show in my lessons. As a content designer, I need to put myself in students' shoes. I've got to figure out what makes them interested to learn.
To do so, I research a lot, and that means I need to look out for references. Usually, my go-to sites are Pinterest, Google, and Behance.
But then, it's not enough as the next step is also very important.
And... what's that? Can you share it?
It's a storyboard! You know—as we design an interactive lesson, we also need to emphasize its flow; not necessarily a story, but more like a concept.
With this storyboard, I will express my concept of colloid in chronological order. That's for making sure that I won't miss out on any details.
For me, I usually use Adobe Photoshop. But I believe there are tons of easier apps that you can use out there, too!
I see! So... is that it?
LOL! Nope, we still have two steps left! Want to know the next one?
Okay, okay! Just wondering, though (laughs). Is the next one about the aesthetic?
You're halfway there, but bingo! It's actually about the color combination. I have to make sure that they fit in, so they can please students' eyes.
All in all, we all get attracted through an interactive appearance, and that principle also goes along with lessons.
So, yeah, if you want to create an interactive lesson, here's a piece of advice: Find. The. Most. Suitable. Colors. 😉
Copy that! Now if I'm counting it right, we're only left with one last step. Correct?
Totally right! And the last one is the most fun (but sometimes, it's also complicated 👀) part, which is assembling or composing the objects!
Now, all I've got to do is put the objects into the Editor. But I need to make sure that they look proportional.
I have to consider the size so that the objects are not too big yet too small, and at the same time, I should also place them in the correct order.
And there goes the Colloid project! Thank you so much, Hilmy! Looking forward to your masterpieces again in Assemblr EDU's Topics. 👀
You're very welcome, and it's always been a pleasure to help everyone! If you've got any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to message our team through social media. We're all ears! 😁
Want to create an interactive lesson? Let's start now on Assemblr EDU! Even better, you can also create on a bigger screen on Assemblr Studio Web. We can't wait to see your impressive lessons soon. 😉
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