CoverModule 1: Introduction to Learning Experience DesignBecoming a Learning DesignerDrawing Inspiration for Learning Experience Design (LX) from Diverse PerspectivesDefining Learning Experience Design: Voices from the Field of Learning Design & TechnologyModule 2: What do Learning Experience Designers Do?Fundamentals of Exceptional Instructional DesignThe Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher EducationCurriculum Design ProcessesFive critical questions you need to ask yourself before you design a learning experienceModule 3: Empathy and PersonasBuilding Empathy and Developing Instructional Design Experience and SkillsConducting a Learner AnalysisActivity Theory as a Lens for Developing and Applying Personas and Scenarios in Learning Experience Design(Supplement) Personas for Course DesignModule 4: Design Thinking and Rapid PrototypingDesign ThinkingInstructional Design Prototyping StrategiesRapid Prototyping: an Alternative Instructional Design Strategy(Optional) Rapid Prototyping EduTech Wiki Entry(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Design Thinking in Learning DesignModule 5: Project Management in Learning Experience DesignProject Management Competencies of Educational Technology Professionals in Higher EducationUnderstanding Project Phases and OrganizationAgile Design Processes and Project Management(Optional) Advanced Instructional Design for Successive E-Learning: Based on the Successive Approximation Model (SAM)Module 6: Aesthetics in Learning Experience DesignVisual AestheticsBeautyColor Theory in Experience Design(Optional) Aesthetic principles for instructional design(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Aesthetics in Learning DesignModule 7: Learning Design EvaluationEvaluation BasicsAn Examination of the People and Processes Involved in Quality AssuranceEvaluation for Instructional DesignersEvaluation in the Development Phase(Optional) Methods of User Centered Design and Evaluation for Learning Designers

(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Design Thinking in Learning Design

Resource Title Description Link
IDEO's Design Thinking Website  Learn about Design Thinking from the design firm that is credited with establishing this concept. Many high quality materials, including resources for educators. 
What is Design Thinking? Blog post that quickly and succinctly introduces the learner to the main concepts associated with Design Thinking. 
Design thinking, explained An overview of the basics of Design Thinking, provided by MIT's Sloan School of Management. 
Making the Link Between Design Thinking and Instructional Design The well-regarded Association for Talent Development (ATD) provides a sneak peek at the book Design Thinking for Training and Development: Creating Learning Journeys That Get Results (ATD Press, June 2020), with some solid insights for new LX designers. 
How To Use Design Thinking In Learning Experience Design Practical advice for using Design Thinking within an LXD frame. 
Design Thinking For Instructional Design

(A four-part series)
Overview of how Design Thinking techniques can improve instructional products by means of a human-centric approach. Considers challenges related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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