How UX can help instructional design to stay at the forefront of elearning

User Experience (UX) design and User Interaction (UI) design have become buzzwords in elearning. At Saffron, UX is an integral part of our learning design, and we’ve even published articles to help you level up yours.

Traditionally, UX has been the domain of designers and developers. Instructional designers, after all, are content-focused. We think about how we structure it, how to make it interactive, behavioural and fun. But a lot of instructional design fails to consider UX as a whole. In my opinion, we are missing out.

What does UX have to do with instructional design? I think it has everything to do with it. It goes without saying that good UX without good content won’t have the effect and impact that we are all looking to make with our learning. But marrying it together has the power to transform.

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