701 Please Don't Make Your Audience Think! UX Design for Learning Designers

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday, December 12

Often, learning designers and developers aren't experts in user experience design (UXD). Unfortunately, sometimes this can lead to your learners thinking less about the content itself and more about the eLearning's usability issues. To avoid this, it's helpful to draw upon the field of UXD to improve your audience's experience in the eLearning you create.

Based on Steve Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think, and various other user experience design resources, this session will help you explore a user experience guide applicable to learning design. You'll review the guide and learn how to implement simple design solutions for improved user experience and learning outcomes.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to eliminate mental chatter from your content
  • How to make a clear and consistent course navigation
  • Reasons why you should do usability testing for your trainings
  • How to design things for how they will be used

Sean Pyle

Instructional Designer


Sean received his master's degree in education with a focus on educational technology from Duquesne University. Following his time as a graduate student, he began his career in instructional design. Currently, Sean is an instructional designer for Lenovo’s Global Product Education Team. He designs courses on some of Lenovo’s premier consumer technologies for sales associates. He also works as a contract instructional designer for Pennsylvania Commission Crime and Delinquency and teaches adjunct college courses in sociology.

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