Recent investigations questioning the potentially preventable nature of fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan make combat lifesaving an even more critical area of focus in training and developing the future leaders of the military. Because soldiers are always on the move, mobile devices can play a big part in supporting their training. 

In this case-study session, you will learn how a team of students used user experience (UX) design methodologies to create a mobile performance support tool for reviewing and practicing combat lifesaving skills. You will explore the UX design process and see the lessons learned in the design and development of a mobile app for the US Marine Corps, as well as a demonstration of the app in action. You will discuss the life cycle of design decisions during the development of a mobile application. You will leave this session with the opportunity to apply the lessons learned from this project to your own design contexts. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • The role of user experience in the design of just-in-time course content
  • The importance of needs and contextual analyses in the design and development process
  • The design considerations for a military audience 

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers. 

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML5, Adobe Captivate, Android, IoS, Camtasia, Powtoon.


All Contributors

Helen Fake

Learning and Development Consultant, Grant Thornton

Cristina Rodriguez

Learning Systems Instructional Designer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Liz Stangl

Senior Training Specialist, Micron Technologies