User Experience Design
So what is User Experience design and why should I care?
This is a great question! First let’s clarify a few things. User Experience design or UX as it is affectionately known as could also be bundled up with Human Centered Design.
User Experience design reminds us of many things we’ve been introduced to already, first and foremost that the learner is critical in planning and preparation of the design of our learning experiences. More on this in the next learning activity.
This article reminds us to bring the learner on the design journey with us (if possible)
The following article does bundle up the idea of the Interface as being more about the UX, and in a more holistic sense this is true when we look at the overall end-to-end experience.
In this article, Connie Malamed provides us with a great overview of the steps and processes that make up the practice of UX design.
We’ll look at User Interface (UI) design in an upcoming activity as part of this level where we explore UI as a more specific requirement when designing our individual learning experiences. eLearning modules, interactions and activities include calls to action that are required to be acted on by the learner as part of the learning experience.
This article introduces us to the difference between UI and UX and how we should be aware of these disciplines having their own motives.