Whiteboard Design Deep Dive

Improve your online facilitation in this 90-minute online training. We'll discuss and practice the design of digital whiteboards. This deep dive is for experienced practitioners seeking to bring their whiteboard design to the next level.

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Facilitator Training

🕓   90-minute intense online training & pretraining

🗓️   on request

📦   How to design engaging digital whiteboards like a pro

📍   Online via Zoom and Miro

Working with a digital whiteboard boosts interactivity. The whiteboard enables participants to interact with each other, collaboratively solve problems in teams and condense information in group discussions like no other tool. Digital whiteboards can also be used for asynchronous and personalized learning. A purposeful whiteboard design can enable and intensify your participants' learning experiences.

Designing an Interface

A digital whiteboard is a digital interface, like every other app you have on our computer or phone. It should be easy to use and understand (usability) and convey information without overload (media design). The team of Miro, the whiteboard tool we're also using at The Explorers Network, is already taking care of the overall usability. Now it's our part to create the content.

Content creation requires some time. So we need ways how to quickly create whiteboards that are eventually, on the other hand, easy to understand, use and reuse. These whiteboards should fit into our existing workshop schedule and also amaze participants, help them to create their learning outcomes.

In this Deep Dive we'll discuss design shortcuts and principles of digital whiteboards using Miro.

In this part of this Deep Dive, we take a look at usability heuristics
In this part of this Deep Dive, we take a look at usability heuristics

Deep Dive

This Deep Dive is for experienced facilitators who already spent some time building and using digital whiteboards (not necesssarily Miro). You should be are already familiar with:

In this training we will take one step further and explore effective ways how you can streamline your workshop preparation and facilitation.

  • Know the difference between frames, boxes, tables and a Kanban board and use them with the appropiate methods
  • Improve the overall usability (Nielsen's Usability Heuristics) by looking at the whole learner experience, starting with pretraining and needs analysis
  • Create boards that follow media design principles (Mayer et al.)
  • Creating and using templates in your team
  • Other shortcuts and tricks creating a board (font sizes, workflow, etc.)
  • Here, we discuss interface design principles
    Here, we discuss interface design principles

    This Deep Dive contains several introductory videos which are mandatory to watch before the training starts (pretraining).

Your Takeaways

After this training, you will have improved your board creation skills, how you can use Miro boards for full effect and make the next step as an online facilitator to create amazing learning experiences. Also, you will...

  • Receive a graphic organizer with all the contents of this training for your documentation
  • Have more methods in your facilitator's toolbox, including a quick board creation template
  • Keep access to our network hub, where all links and concepts are available for you to re-read and re-watch
  • Always be able to contact Christian in case of follow-up questions from your side

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