Educational Technology

December 20, 2013

Why design matters in digital higher education

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by Keith Hampson, Management and Strategy in Digital Higher Ed

Design is having its moment. Apple’s Jonathan Ive, Philippe Starck and Michael Graves are among a growing number of designers enjoying rock-star status. Businessweek, Fast Company and other pubs now dedicate entire issues to design. Enrollment in college design programs has spiked. But what role does – or should – design play in education, specifically digital higher education? A lot, it turns out. As we move from the classroom to the screen, design matters more than ever. The qualities that create great design are also the qualities needed to create great online learning experiences. The relationship of design and higher education is the theme of a series of posts we’re kicking off. This first post highlights what great design and great educational experiences have in common. The parallels are many.

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