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P09 A Practical Guide to Creating Amazing Experiences

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 19

With great opportunity comes great responsibility to create learner-friendly experiences that drive engagement and behavior change with measurements that matter. But with technology constantly changing, no one has time to become a master of any craft—not the designer or developer, and not your large audience of learners. Specific skills and tools you might learn in college, a certificate program, or a workshop will be different or obsolete within one year, if not sooner. So how do we develop a process to ensure delivery of solutions that are iterative and sustainable; solutions that will evolve to remain relevant throughout the lifecycles of unique audiences?

This hands-on workshop delves into our 4 D process, which includes: Define, or knowing your audience before you design anything; Design, in which form follows function; Develop, where you work out your ideas; and Deliver, where you implement learning experiences that will delight your audience. We will spend significant time on each topic as we guide you through the process of creating an outline or template to use on your upcoming initiatives.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Research foundations
  • How to clarify business needs
  • The elements of design
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Sources for design inspiration to make design work easier
  • How to evaluate real world examples to fast track your own design projects

Technology discussed in this session:

Adobe XD, Miro.com

Linda Daniels

Associate Director | Innovation Accelerator | Vaccines

Merck

Strategic partner with a focus on architecting universal, holistic, and accessible experiences to improve the world in which people live, work, and play. Recognized for business and problem-solving insights with emphasis on human-centered design, agile methodologies, and design thinking to build multidisciplinary teams that bring concepts to reality and deliver growth for world-wide brands.

Nick Floro

Learning Strategist

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.