Editor’s note: In their quest to find better ways to do things, employees will be applying workarounds to tools and software and learning interventions. Understanding these workarounds can help tweak products to make them more useful and feel more valuable.
Editor’s note: This is a compelling argument – that technological innovation is designing out human interaction. Agree?
Editor’s note: Design and usability expert Don Norman gets to the herat of how technology can help humans perform better. To quote: “The proper way to design is to start off understanding the task that needs to be accomplished, structure the design of the tools to build upon human needs and capabilities, then construct technology that compensates for our weaknesses.” Are you listening learning technology vendors?
Editor’s note: Fascinating insights into designing a learning experience through an app – in this case Primer, a mobile app that helps people learn digital marketing concepts in 5 minutes or less.
Editor’s note: Look at point three. If these trends are the shape of things to come, all learning tech will need to be incredibly well designed.
Editor’s note: Some great insights here on how to use hooks to get users interested in your digital products.
Editor’s note: It’s worth remembering these ideas – how well have they been adopted in online learning?
Thanks to @burrough for recommending this wonderful deck on user experience. What are we really…
Editor’s note: Design as a management tool – fascinating insights from Apple’s approach to design.
Editor’s note: The progression from controlled to automatic behaviours raises an obvious question for designers of interactive applications, online services, and electronic appliances: How can they be designed so that using them becomes automatic within a reasonable amount of time? This article shows how.
Editor’s note: A great write-up here from Dan Steer who attended Julie Dirsen’s session on game design at last year’s ASTD conference. Dirksen spoke on a similar theme this week at Learning Technologies, which is why I hope this is useful.
Editor’s note: If you are not familiar with the work of Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things, then this is a good read. Norman shares his views design thinking and problem solving.
Editor’s note: A product designer’s view of the future of design. Interesting perspective for learning designers.
Editor’s note: The methods and techniques for optimizing multidevice accessible Web sites are becoming more complex. Here’s a look at how responsive design is evolving.
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