104 How Diner Dash Shook Up Life Time’s Mobile Learning Game

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 8



Formal online learning doesn’t work like it used to. Attention spans are decreasing, and mobile access is more critical than ever. So how do you create mobile learning without hiring experts or spending a fortune? And how do you get part-time employees to care about making shakes and smoothies?

In this session, you’ll learn how mobile games like Diner Dash and Cooking Fever inspired LifeCafe restaurants inside Life Time Fitness locations to drastically change the way they certified team members in the creation of shakes and smoothies. You’ll explore the full-scale design and development process and walk away with specific steps to create your own mobile or multi-device learning game with a simple authoring tool like Articulate Storyline 2.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why games in learning are a good idea
  • How to design a multi-platform game
  • How to create a mobile learning game with Articulate Storyline 2
  • Ways to save serious time

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, directors, and senior leaders.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile game applications, Articulate Storyline 2.

Tara Aiken

Senior Manager, L&D Strategy and Operations


Tara Aiken is the senior manager of L&D strategy and operations for Target. Tara, who was previously in charge of instructional design and media at Life Time Fitness and instructional design for C.H. Robinson, has developed and implemented strategies for instructional technologies and design for experienced design teams and teams of subject matter expert instructional designers.

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