LearnNow: Design Thinking
Open Your Mind to More Flexible Learning Designs
Today’s learners are choosing to get their instructional content from alternate sources—YouTube, Google, blogs, and Twitter—which is threatening the use of learning management systems as the go-to platforms for content delivery. For instructional designers, this means viewing learning objects as instructional products and learners as consumers.
ATD’s LearnNow: Design Thinking workshop will show you how to shift to a human-centered instructional design approach by leveraging the tools and techniques found in the discipline of product design. The result? Your training will be the source your audience chooses to rely on, return to, and recommend.
- Uncover why instructional design needs to change.
- Explore the value of empathetic design in modern instructional design.
- Participate in hands-on design thinking activities and processes that are specifically tailored for use in instructional product design.
- Receive tools and templates you can take with you to immediately put design thinking to practice in your organization.
|8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Registration/Light Breakfast/Networking|
|Welcome to LearnNow
We’ll kick off the event by discussing some of the objectives and setting expectations for the next day and a half.
|Activity: The Characteristics of a Great Instructional Designer|
|Exploring the Current State of the Industry|
|What is Design Thinking?|
|1-4:30 p.m.||Activity: Integrating Design Thinking into Your Instructional Design and Development Process|
|Activity: Re-Framing the Problem|
|Activity + Tool: Question Ladder|
|Activity + Tool: Empathy Map|
|Activity: Brainstorming Best Practices|
|Day 1 Wrap Up
Questions, Debrief, Prepare for tomorrow
|8-12:15 p.m.||Coffee and Pastries
Recap Day 1 and Prepare for Day 2
|4-hour Design Challenge|
|Activity + Tool: Affinity Diagram|
|Activity + Tool: Mind Map|
|Activity + Tool: What If|
|Activity + Tool: Prototype|
|Day 2 Wrap Up
Share lessons learned from the workshop and next steps.