Effective Information Design









The information designer through the lens of design for learning 

Eden Potter 

AUT University, New Zealand


Keywords: information designer; instructional designer; skills; attributes


All effective information design helps people to access, understand, and use information, but not all information design is intended to help people learn. This paper examines instructional design—the activity of creating and developing learning experiences that meet learners’ needs—and places it as a lens through which to identify the key skills and personal attributes that information designers need to succeed in their field. 

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Cite this paper: Potter, E. (2016). The information designer through the lens of design for learning. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.

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