User experience (UX) is a person’s entire experience using a particular product, system or service. it includes a person’s perceptions of system aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency. User experience may be considered subjective in nature to the degree that it is about individual perception and thought with respect to the system. User experience is dynamic as it is constantly modified over time due to changing usage circumstances and changes to individual systems as well as the wider usage context in which they can be found.
Here are 6 tips to improve UX Design for eLearning:
1. Never ask ‘how?’
If at any point throughout the course, the learner needs to stop & think ‘how do I…’ the interface design has failed. ‘How do I get to the next page?’, ‘How do I open this menu?’ or ‘How do I close this pop-up?’ are all examples of questions the user should never have to ask. The navigation should be designed in a way that what to do next comes naturally to the learner. Design as a learner, not as an eLearning developer.
2. No Assumptions:
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that the learner knows what you know! Your design should be planned with an impression that learner doesn’t know anything about using the interface. There are somethings which may look obvious to us but are invisible to learners.
Consistency is key in earning the trust of the learner and making it simple for them to navigate through the course. If ‘Next’ button is placed at right bottom on first page then make sure to maintain that position on all other pages. It will make learner’s life much easier.
4. Take inspiration from your daily life:
Monitor your own actions, your own expectations, your own experiences that you are facing in your daily life. It will help you understand the emotions of learners.
5. Be responsive:
Most of us are habituated to use mobile devices now a days. We use them for performing many daily tasks. It is important to consider how mobile devices work in comparison to desktop devices. It is important to keep the learning interface simple and to the point within these mobile devices as well.
6. The never ending journey:
At no point during UX design, you can say the job is ‘done’. Designers should constantly be looking for new, innovative ways to improve the experience. Keeping ourselves updated with the latest technological developments ensures that we can put the learner in the best possible position to be able to take in the information given to them.
At JZero we believe in giving our learners the better experience every time. So when we look to develop or design new functions on our LMS or content we develop, we ensure over team cover all the above mentioned points. Please try our LMS for yourself by signing up for a free JLMS Cloud account today.