This is Learning Experience Design: What it is, how it works, and why it matters.

Book description

Learning Experience Design (LXD) offers a powerful new approach to creating memorable learning experiences that deliver superior outcomes, bridging the gap between creative design disciplines and the world of learning. Now, one of the field's leading pioneers has written the definitive guide to LXD: what it is, how it works, what's better about it, and how you can make the most of it.

Drawing on over a decade of experience defining, applying, and teaching LXD, Niels Floor covers LXD mindsets, methods, skills, tools: everything you need to succeed. Floor guides you step-by-step through every stage of the LXD process, from preliminary questions and ideas to focused design research, prototyping to final design. Floor also introduces the world's #1 LXD tool, his own Learning Experience Canvas, together with key tools such as personas, empathy maps, and experience maps.

Whether you're a professional learning designer, course developer, or corporate training specialist you'll find this guide invaluable. And if you're a creative professional, it'll open new vistas of opportunity in fast-growing marketplace for learning solutions.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Preface
  8. Why read this book?
  9. How to read this book
  10. Chapter 1. The power of experience
    1. The story of the angry boy
    2. Lessons learned
    3. What did you experience?
  11. Chapter 2. Why learning experience design matters
    1. We love a great experience
    2. Evolution of design
    3. Technological innovation
    4. A fresh perspective
    5. The designer’s perspective
    6. A different method
    7. Better results
    8. Why LXD matters
  12. Nine rules of learning experience design
    1. Rule 1: We learn from experience
    2. Rule 2: Every experience is unique (and so are you)
    3. Rule 3: Learning is continuous, dynamic, and holistic
    4. Rule 4: Learning is influenced by emotion
    5. Rule 5: Learning is about process and outcome
    6. Rule 6: Learning experience design is human-centered
    7. Rule 7: More senses makes more sense
    8. Rule 8: (Inter)active is effective
    9. Rule 9: Learning experiences should be positive, personal, and profound
  13. Chapter 3. What is learning experience design?
    1. Defining learning experience design
    2. The origins of learning experience design
    3. Why is it important to distinguish LXD from other fields?
    4. LXD and instructional design
    5. LXD and user experience design
    6. LXD and design thinking
    7. The learning experience designer
  14. Chapter 4. Experiential learning
    1. Experiential learning theory
    2. Four elements of experiential learning
    3. Be, see, know, and do
    4. Insight, knowledge, skill, and behavior
    5. Always think about the learner
  15. Chapter 5. How to design a learning experience
    1. Let go of what you know
    2. The learning experience design process
    3. Question
    4. Research
    5. Design
    6. Develop
    7. Test
    8. Launch
    9. What tools can help you through this process?
  16. Chapter 6. The Learning Experience Canvas
    1. Introducing the LX Canvas
    2. How the LX Canvas supports the design process
    3. Structure of the LX Canvas
    4. Overview of the elements on the LX Canvas
    5. Learning outcome
    6. Learning objectives
    7. People
    8. Characteristics
    9. Location
    10. Environment
    11. Resources
    12. Constraints
    13. Strategy
    14. Activities
    15. Process
    16. Using the LX Canvas
    17. Enjoy the LX Canvas
  17. Chapter 7. Design tools
    1. Personas
    2. Empathy map
    3. Experience map
    4. The right tool for the job
  18. Chapter 8. Case studies
    1. Case 1: E-learning
    2. Case 2: Casual game
    3. Case 3: Serious play
  19. Chapter 9. What’s next?
    1. Tough questions
    2. What path will you take?
    3. Let’s go!
  20. Index

Product information

  • Title: This is Learning Experience Design: What it is, how it works, and why it matters.
  • Author(s): Niels Floor
  • Release date: February 2023
  • Publisher(s): New Riders
  • ISBN: 9780138206307