human centric design in digital learning 

We are a digital learning agency that’s learner focused and creatively driven. By best understanding the learner, using our experience in design, and approaching each project with a creative mindset we build digital learning that learners truly resonate with.

Putting the learner first has become integral to process. However, human centred digital learning is nothing new, in 1994, Jonassen and his peers defined four key attributes of effective human centred digital learning.

  • Context: Learning tasks should have a real-world application that allows learners to connect personally with what they are learning.
  • Construction: Learners should be able to link their own experiences and prior knowledge with new learning.
  • Collaboration: A problem-solving scenario allows learners to develop, test, and analyse their ideas while being exposed to others’ opinions. Each learner will arrive at an individual conclusion after collaboration is completed.
  • Conversation: Communication with and within learners is essential to effective digital learning courses. Learners should spend time in conversation while planning and make sense of new learning. 

learner focused digital learning 

Creating a learner focused experience starts with a successful discovery phase. From this, we build an understanding of what the subject is, who the learning is for, and how it will be used throughout the organisation. During this process, we aim to talk to both the L&D team and a selection of the learners. This communication is vital to our method of creating learner focused content which actually works. 

Our bespoke digital learning solutions fairly reflect the workforce and their day to day experiences. Taking this collaborative approach of working closely alongside the L&D team, and the learners allow us to build digital learning that resonates. We don’t stop the collaboration at his point, we also provide user tests to make sure the learning experience has covered all the key learning objectives. All the steps above help create the foundations for a successful human centric digital learning course. But as foundations go, there is more building to be done. 

human centric design 

Once we have built up an understanding of what we need to achieve, we will then move to the storyboard and design process. Using storytelling, supported by design we will take the learner on a journey covering all key learning objectives. We create visually appealing and learner centric digital learning by following the steps mentioned above and some key design guidelines;
  • A clean user interface
  • Minimal text where appropriate 
  • Using captivating visuals 
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Appropriate level of difficulty
  • Brand guidelines
  • Real life examples

By prioritising learners centric to the design process alongside using these key design guidelines with a successful discovery stage we can create an enjoyable learning experience that resonates. 

For more information about the importance of UX and UI in digital learning follow the link. If you want to speak to one of our learning designers, you can call on 0117 440 1000, email at or fill in the contact form below.

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