Published: December 11, 2019
Guest: Melanie Sexton, Learning and Experience Designer
In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Melanie Sexton, Learning and Experience Designer, about her experience in creating graphic interfaces for online courses and E-Learning development. Melanie Sexton is a jack of all trades learning design professional living in Central Texas. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design earning a BFA and MA in Sequential Art and is now back in school at Austin Community College taking several courses in UX Design. Melanie has a history of making comics and illustrations and sharing her passion for digital media with students in higher ed and libraries. As an instructional design professional, Melanie has worked with clients in the US Military, EdTech, and Cyber Security spaces to create internal, external, and train-the-trainer trainings focused on both face to face and online learning. A real turning point in her career was UX Design, where she had the opportunity to design software features and assist in research efforts for a well-known EdTech company - which has taken Melanie in the direction of truly combining UX Design and Research practices with eLearning Development in her current role as a Sr. eLearning Developer. We will be discussing Melanie’s tools, best practices, tips, challenges, and resources for designing the most effective User experiences (UX) and User Interfaces (UI).
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