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User Research Center

URC Brown Bag Series: User-Centered Design for Instructors

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online, Harvard ID required, Workshop,
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Join us for User-Centered Design for Instructors presented by Amy Deschenes and Emily Coolidge-Toker.


In this workshop participants will learn how to apply content strategy and user-centered design practices to learning objects. Learning objects include deliverables like handouts, slide decks, videos, webpages, Canvas modules, Libguides, and others. Participants will leave the workshop with a concrete action plan for creating an effective learning object. 


To participate you can either bring a new project you’re working on or you’ll help out a fellow participant with their project. During the workshop you’ll learn about user-centered design techniques. Then, you’ll work in break-out rooms with a team to develop content goals, user stories, and learning goals for either your own or another participant’s project. 


At the end of the session you’ll have a game plan for a learning object, and be able to successfully apply user-centered design strategies to future learning object development.

Optional pre-reading:

The presentation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email once you register.

Open to all Harvard affiliates. Please RSVP for the event using the 'Begin Registration' link above. If you have any questions, please contact libraryux@harvard.edu.

Accommodation Statement: Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions may contact the User Research Center at libraryux@harvard.edu in advance of the event.

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Event Organizer

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Amy Deschenes
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Emily Coolidge Toker

Digital Pedagogy Librarian

Staff Profile and Contact Informaion

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Danielle Lavoie

Lab Manager, User Research Center

Lamont Library, A-10