Special thanks to @learnnuggets for tweeting this. I agree. SO many other design disciplines have a LOT to offer instructional designers. We need to see and learn more from them.
Understanding Visual Hierarchy in Web Design
Visual hierarchy is one of the most important principles behind effective web design. This article will examine why developing a visual hierarchy is crucial on the web, the theory behind it, and how you can use some very basic exercises in your own designs to put these principles into practice.
…Understanding that people will see our designs in terms of relationships is crucial to becoming a more effective designer.