What is the meaning of Design Thinking?
Employees are quite pressurized these days. They have to devote their attention to a lot of things. The employees are more distracted than ever before. The productivity of employees had increased, due to the coming up of technology. But due to these gadgets employees are inundated with information. Corporate training has also moved to digital platforms. The employees have their attention to devote to so many platforms, that L&D companies have to create content that can capture their attention in the shortest time frame. So, design thinking is one of the concepts of training these days to get the maximum attention of the learner.
Now, what is Design Thinking?
Design thinking is all about changing assumptions made at the beginning of the design, asking users, understanding their problems, and developing a solution-oriented approach to design. It’s all about empathy in the designing process.
- Focus on the way employees learn, not on what’s popular:
Its simple to follow trends, and a radical change will be useful for the problems that you face in training. But instead of that, you should focus on the needs of what your employees want. Training must be able to cater to all kinds of employees, otherwise, it can be a waste. So, caution must be exercised before you decide to devote your time to certain trends.
Make sure you devote time to the features of an authoring tool before getting it unless employees are not fond of it. You can research how many companies which have the same nature of business as yours are using the same elearning tool. You can also ensure that you know the necessary software. You should also be prepared to get rid of the new software or the elearning tool if employees are unable to use it.
- Listen To Your Learners:
There are also qualitative advantages to training. It’s important to get feedback from employees about training.
Design thinking should not be done through guesswork.
The learners can only tell whether the elearning is as per their expectations.
It’s because the elearning has been designed to focus on learners’ needs and their problems only. When you devote time to conducting such surveys throughout the organization, you can know what the training should include. You can have training catering to the performance gaps in the organization.
Apart from that, such surveys should not be conducted on a one-time basis, rather they should be done occasionally to ensure that you have a perfect training program.
- Have a cooperative environment:
There can be many benefits of including the learner in the training design. This can motivate them to pay more attention to training. Employee engagement can be increased when training is designed as per their needs because they only know about the challenges they face in the office.
So, this is how Design Thinking can be used to create an elearning design.