Good design evokes interest, motivates engagement, and produces wonders in the hearts of those encountering the work of the designer. In order to do this, designers make use of elements like color, shape, texture, and principles like composition, balance, and symmetry.

We have divided the Engagement posts into three categories. The Elements category focuses on the basic building blocks of design: line, shape, color, space, texture, etc. The Principles category focuses on how designers put those elements together: alignment, proximity, repetition, symmetry, etc. The Purposes category takes a step back to think about design process. What is the function of our design? How does it lead to increased learner engagement and motivation?