Learning experience (LX) design is an interdisciplinary approach that recognizes learning as an individual, collaborative, and collective construction of meaning. LX design is human-centered, and draws on learning science, instructional design, design thinking, and “designerly ways of knowing” (cognitive strategies used by expert designers). Using the synergies and frictions between these disciplines allows learning experience designers to be driven by empathy and science, recognize “wicked” design problems, express both problems and solutions metaphorically, constantly assess and re-frame design problems, and stay grounded in an iterative design cycle. The goal of LX design is no less than learning as becoming. LX design offers a more holistic approach than traditional instructional design, and is explicitly human-centered. Like user experience (UX) design, LX design starts with empathy and takes into consideration the context of the designed experience.
Published by Nicole Leaper (she/her)
I'm Nicole Leaper, an experience design director, design strategist, and learning experience designer intrigued by the emotional experiences created as humans navigate information to create meaning. I hold an interdisciplinary master of science degree in information theory, information design, and business strategy, with a personal focus on user experience design for arts and learning environments.