How Design Thinking Is Transforming The Learning Experience

by Synapse

In this eBook, you'll learn how to utilize the concept of Design Thinking in your corporate training design process, ultimately leading to increased learner engagement and more effective training programs.

Key Chapters

  1. Introduction

    This e-book examines the five phases of design thinking, and how you can implement them into your training design to create truly impactful learning.

  2. What is Design Thinking?

    Design thinking is a process in which we focus on the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding.

  3. Empathize

    L&D managers often have to study and record the needs of the learners in their organization in order to build effective courses.

  4. Define

    Without correctly defining a problem, it’s nearly impossible to generate the necessary solution.

  5. Ideate

    The Ideate stage is a critical step of design thinking.

  6. Prototype

    A prototype is simply a rough draft or preliminary version of an approach which provides a way to rapidly try out ideas without a large investment of time and money.

  7. Test

    Design thinking is an iterative process that involves much testing and modification.

  8. Instructional Design Is Now Learning Experience Design

    Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report boldly advised HR to adopt design thinking, placing the employee experience at the center.

  9. Transforming Best Practices With Technology

    Learning is personal. As everyone has a different learning style, how can today’s L&D professional create effective courses even when substantial time has already been spent on the Empathize phase of design thinking?

  10. Learning Design Systems

    Experience counts: today’s most successful L&D managers build courses with learning experience in mind.

  11. Thank You

    Synapse empowers organizations around the world to automate and streamline their training development processes.

Design Thinking is empathetic and iterative—two key traits needed in Learning and Development. Design Thinking does not replace Instructional Design; rather, it can enhance Instructional Design techniques.

If you really want to engage and inspire your learners you should consider investing in a methodical, innovative, and creative course design. This is where Design Thinking comes into play, ensuring a truly impactful learning experience through your training design.

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Christopher Pappas
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