Like all designers these days, learning experience designers are under pressure. We must find the most effective ways to meet the needs of a target audience, improve workplace performance and measure outcomes in terms of business metrics. That’s a tall order.
So, if you are seeking innovation, inspiration and guidance, you may find it in product design strategies. The field of product design is continuously searching for disruption and innovation. Here are some product design principles that I find valuable.
1. Look for unmet needs
Rather than looking at what everyone else is doing, the best product designers try to find a problem that desperately needs to be solved or a need that isn’t fulfilled. We can do the same thing. To start, find the underlying cause of a workplace performance problem using tools like a root cause analysis.
When you uncover the cause, start with fresh ideas for how to solve the problem.