P07 Using Design Thinking to Craft Learning Experiences
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, March 25
The 21st-century workforce is unique; people have endless options for learning in the ways that best meet their needs. Yet many of the design and development models in L&D are decades old. That’s where design thinking comes in. It’s a modern approach to creative problem-solving that’s iterative, collaborative, and experimental. And it’s also fun!
Join this workshop to explore an entire design thinking cycle. You will work through every stage of the process, applying and adapting best practices that will work for you and your organization, including user interviews, prototyping, and iterative design. You will see how this unique approach can stimulate ideas for creative, human-centered solutions that fit the modern workplace.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the modes of design thinking
- How to adapt the model to your workplace
- How to interview users to elicit stories
- How to create low-fidelity prototypes
- About various approaches to idea generation
- How to test and refine your ideas
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.
Learning Experience Design Consultant
The eLearning Coach
Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant with Connie Malamed and Associates and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. Connie has degrees in art education and instructional design.