To begin, sometimes viewing the summary, discussion or even a conclusion, helps clarify the overarching intent of a research article , like the one I have linked below, Integrating Learner and User Experience Design: A Bidirectional Approach", by Rebecca M. Quintana, Stephanie R. Haley, Nathan Magyar, & Yuanru Tan
Just skim over the article- it is quite long, and see if you notice anything that resonates with you.
Comments are always welcomed. There is a very accessible audio file too.
In summary, we offer the following guiding principles for LX/UX collaborations:
- LXDs should clearly articulate learning objectives and scaffolding needs for learners surrounding an educational technology tool prior to design.
- Both LXDs and UXDs should develop a shared foundational understanding of learner-centered and user-centered design.
- UXDs should communicate goals and advantages of using any particular UX tool or methodology in the learning design process.
- LXDs should provide opportunities for reflection within the instructional design process when incorporating new UX approaches.