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Too many clicks to edit widgets on D2L

(Originally posted on the blog for my section of WRTG 3035: Technical Communication and Design.) Here’s another entry into our collection of design successes and failures. As the “designer” in a D2L course, you have the option to create custom “widgets” to go on the home page. These widgets can contain text, images, links, or whatever else you’d like. If …

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Inconsistent visual cues in Google Docs

(Originally posted on the blog for my section of WRTG 3035: Technical Communication and Design.) (This post serves as an example of what you might contribute under the Design Successes and Failures category. Note that I analyze the design problem and offer a solution, in a manner similar to the posts on BadDesigns.com) Here’s an example of what I’d consider …

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If today's fifth graders are making video documentaries instead of writing research papers, what will count as "writing" by the time they arrive at college?