FULL ACCESS PASS
Access to all 10-days of content during the Learning Solutions Digital Experience, May 3 – 14.
- Thought Leadership Days
- Solutions Showcase
- Digital DemoFest
- Conference Sessions
- After Hours Activities
May 3 – 14, 2021 • Virtual
In a consistently disrupted space, design thinking and Agile are quickly becoming "buzztopics”. Many instructional designers find themselves asked to integrate elements of design thinking into their projects or even to facilitate an entire design thinking session without ever having moderated such a session before. And so the scrambling begins! Being familiar with the basics of design thinking, as well as knowing about tools and techniques to leverage in each, are the starting points to become a design thinking pro. It is equally important to understand how instructional designers and performance consultants can integrate design thinking approaches into their everyday work to elevate learning experiences.
In this session, you will learn about the basics of the design thinking and Agile approaches. You will explore how to bring elements of both into your daily project routine, and discuss examples and success stories to truly make a difference for your learners. First, you will discover the five stages of design thinking: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. We will spend time explaining the purpose of each stage and highlight tools and techniques you can use in each. Then, using real-world examples, we will focus on the first stage: empathize. We will explore how to empathize with your audience using interviews, observations, and learner personas. As a rapid exercise, you will get a chance to create a basic learner persona on the fly. Lastly, we will share how you can best communicate the advantages of design thinking and Agile to your stakeholders and get buy-in to employ these elements throughout any project lifecycle.
In this session, you will learn:
Scrumblr.ca, prototype technologies (TBD)