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Scout Stevenson

Scout Stevenson is the Creative Director at Extension Engine. He leads a talented multi-disciplined team delivering learner experience design and brand identity/messaging programs for Custom Learning Experiences. He is an award-winning designer with 20+ years in both traditional and experience-based media. Prior to Extension Engine, he worked at and created several creative design firms. Scout earned a dual degree in Economics and Photography from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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How User Experience Designers and Instructional Designers Should Work Together

You have something you need others to learn. Perhaps it’s professional growth, a new online course, or training for a new product. The task at hand is to create an online learning program that will not only explain the intended learning objectives but, hopefully, deliver that information in a way that will result in actual learning. If your teachable stuff sticks its landing, then you’ve maximized your ROI.

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When a broken elevator becomes an online learning experience

At Extension Engine, we’re experts at creating custom online learning experiences for all of our clients. That’s because learning itself runs deep in our culture. To us, any experience can be a learning experience.

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Get Your Game On: Benefits of Gamification in Online Learning

Gamification is a big buzz word in the UX and online learning world. Many people get it confused with game design, which it is not. Game design is just that — the act of creating an actual game such as Sims or Angry Birds.

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Adapting the 5 Planes of LXD

A few months ago, I gave a workshop at Harvard University's Innovation Lab entitled “UX Design - An Introduction." The workshop was a good introductory forum for anyone interested in general UX principles and/or getting a better understanding for the process, inputs and deliverables …

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Mobile Learning

The continuing wane in desktop computer sales and meteoric growth of mobile adoption rates points to an inevitable future in which the vast majority of users will be computing through mobile interfaces—be it smartphone or tablet. Learning experience designers must anticipate a shift in design methodologies towards mobile design principles in building effective learning environments. And because there are special considerations in designing for mobile, understanding and adapting to this new paradigm is crucial for building tools to address the needs of mobile learners.

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Building Effective LXD User Interfaces

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LXD: 10 Things To Know About Learner Experience Design

With the rise in educational apps, corporate e-learning and online degree programs, our UX team is faced with new and exciting challenges designing experiences that are focused on how people learn.

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