Discussion Prompts & Instructions
Chuck Hodell argues that the design phase touches on and drives the other four phases of ADDIE. As we have seen, there are a lot of moving pieces to the design phase, from deciding on a format to creating a timeline, it would seem that the D in ADDIE needs its own framework to help manage and guide the process. Product Design and Design Thinking strategies are now being used to address and solve problems outside their original intended use. Like many others, instructional designers are beginning to incorporate these frameworks into their ID toolkits. Read the articles on Product Design and Design Thinking below to inform your thinking about the provided discussion prompts.
- Think Like a Product Designer (Links to an external site.) by Connie Malamed
- How to Use Design Thinking in Learning Experience Design (Links to an external site.) by Connie Malamed
- How can an instructional designer incorporate Product Design and Design Thinking into the design phase of ADDIE? What are the benefits? What are the challenges?
- Empathy is an important principle of Design Thinking. What about Product Design, what role does empathy play in it?
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