Giving Learners Control through
Interaction Design
Stella Lee - Jon Dron
Athabasca University

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“We shape our dwellings and afterwards
our dwellings shape our lives”
- Winston Churchill

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Choice ≠ Control

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Choice ≠ Control
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Choice ≠ Control
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Dialogue
Designs that reduce control

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One Choice
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Many Choices
Interaction design

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A design discipline dedicated to:
• Defining the behavior of artifacts,
environments, and systems

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Designs that give control

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Logical design
Navigational design
Pedagogic design

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Signpost
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Signpost
Logical design

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Scale
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Scale
Big things and
Small things

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Scale
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Navigational design
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Navigational design
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Constraints
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Pedagogic design
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Levels/choices
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Levels/choices
Cultural differences
Accessibility

Meaningful markup
Achieving the right mix

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Further research
Thank you!
…and remember, what happens in
Vegas stays in Vegas!

stellal@athabascau.ca
jond@athabascau.ca

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E-Learn Conference Presentation on Interaction Design and Learning

  1. 1. Giving Learners Control through Interaction Design Stella Lee - Jon Dron Athabasca University E-Learn 2008
  2. 2. “We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape our lives” - Winston Churchill E-Learn 2008
  3. 3. Choice ≠ Control E-Learn 2008
  4. 4. E-Learn 2008 Choice ≠ Control
  5. 5. E-Learn 2008 Choice ≠ Control
  6. 6. E-Learn 2008 Dialogue
  7. 7. Designs that reduce control E-Learn 2008
  8. 8. E-Learn 2008 One Choice
  9. 9. E-Learn 2008 Many Choices
  10. 10. Interaction design E-Learn 2008
  11. 11. A design discipline dedicated to: • Defining the behavior of artifacts, environments, and systems E-Learn 2008
  12. 12. Designs that give control E-Learn 2008
  13. 13. Logical design Navigational design Pedagogic design E-Learn 2008
  14. 14. E-Learn 2008 Signpost
  15. 15. E-Learn 2008 Signpost
  16. 16. Logical design E-Learn 2008
  17. 17. E-Learn 2008 Scale
  18. 18. E-Learn 2008 Scale
  19. 19. Big things and Small things E-Learn 2008 Scale
  20. 20. E-Learn 2008 Navigational design
  21. 21. E-Learn 2008 Navigational design
  22. 22. E-Learn 2008 Constraints
  23. 23. E-Learn 2008 Pedagogic design
  24. 24. E-Learn 2008 Levels/choices
  25. 25. E-Learn 2008 Levels/choices
  26. 26. Cultural differences Accessibility Meaningful markup Achieving the right mix E-Learn 2008 Further research
  27. 27. Thank you! …and remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! stellal@athabascau.ca jond@athabascau.ca E-Learn 2008

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