Puppets in Webinars: Engaging Learners with Puppets, Cartoons and Personas

Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 11AM - 12PM Pacific / 2PM - 3PM Eastern
We are all familiar with Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Cookie Monster, Sailor Moon, and Baby Yoda. Why are these characters so memorable? Furthermore, why are we, adults and children alike, love shadow shows? In learning design, the practices and principles of Design Thinking has taken roots and with it is the concept of Personas. Personas is a method in defining a learner profile with the intent of understanding the needs, goals and other behaviors that represent the learner. Designers use imagery, puppetry and cartoons to prepare personas.

The session focuses on using Personas, puppetry and cartoons as a way to help participants view the desired learning outcomes.

In the session, you will learn:
  • Why are we in love with puppets and cartoons and the ideas they represent.
  • What is Design Thinking and how to apply it in webinar design and delivery.
  • How do Personas, puppetry and learning models work?
  • How to design puppets and cartoons that mold in Personas.
  • How to use Personas to engage learners.
  • What are the simple methods of producing puppets and cartoons?
To add moments of learning and applications, complete the Pre-Webinar Activity “Creating a Persona Exercise.” After the webinar, complete your Insights Exercise. Download and own the “25 Favorite Cartoon Posters” and the article “Puppets, Personas and Design Thinking in Learning Design.” 

Watch Ray and his puppet guests perform at the Vignettes Learning Theater.




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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris
Senior Manager of Organization and Talent Development at Day Pitney LLP


Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 11AM - 12PM Pacific / 2PM - 3PM Eastern

About Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Ray is the founder of www.TrainingMagNetwork.com (TMN) an online community of 160,000+ training professionals as members. He is also  Chief Architect for Vignettes Learning, Situation Expert, and Excite Webinars. He continues to conduct webinars and workshops for TMN, Learning Guild, BizLibrary, and many other organizations focused on Workflow Learning, Microlearning, Story-Based Learning Design, Scenario-Based Learning Design, and more. 

Participants from Ray's workshops and webinars find him to be "technically-savvy", "engaging", "provocative", "insightful", and "inspiring."

Ray is the author of the books, Workflow Learning (2019), 3-Minute eLearning (2012), Scenario-Based Learning (2018), Do-It-Yourself eLearning (2016), and several eBooks - Story Impacts, Helping Zombie Learners in ZOOM, Learning Experience Templates - 50 Thinking Tools and others.


About Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris

Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris has more than 10 years of experience in instructional design, training and e-learning video creation, and editing and developing documentation.  Crystal is passionate about the Flipped Learning Model and continuously supports the implementation of engaging and creative blended learning methods, especially micro-learning and story-based design. In 2016, Crystal was a recipient of the 2016 Emerging Training Leader from Training Magazine and in 2017 she received the Academy of Human Resources Development’s (AHRD) Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award for the submission - Flipping the Corporate Classroom: Challenging the Norm in Legal Technology Training.

Crystal has experience in the areas of processes and software training and design, electronic medical records, new employee orientation, and various legal technologies.