I wrote earlier about Revamping our Product Development Department here at Harvard Business Publishing's Higher Education unit. Part of that revamp included codifying some practices that we would use as part of our design approach. These practices include process, content, learning design, and user experience.
In an effort to frame how the learning design and user experience practices should be employed at the outset of eLearning design projects, we recently held a departmental offsite on the topic of Designing for Interactivity and Outcomes. The goals of the workshop were to renew our perspectives on how we design interactive products and how we could more fully embrace designing for effective learning outcomes, and to do so by specifically looking at how and where our User Experience (UX) and Learning Design (LD) practices could help provide shape and form to our offerings. This post gives an overview of the workshop design.