We articulated our design principles to make more purposeful work. Once we defined what we mean with well-designed learning experiences, we found it easier to aim for.
Malinaw / Clear
Unified. Understandable. Directed. Learning experiences should be easy to understand and follow, leaving minimal space for doubt and confusion. We focus on what is essential without sacrificing nuance.
Kasya Lahat / Inclusive
Accessible. Fair. Universally designed. Learning experiences should respect and take into account the diversity of our learners. We utilize multiple modes, formats, and ways of engagement to reduce barriers to learning.
Makatao / Human
Authentic. Participatory. Adaptive. Learning experiences should bring out the creative confidence in our learners. We provide space for our learners to personalize and actualize their learning experience.
Nagsusulong / Inspiring
Meaningful. Exciting. Aspirational. Learning experiences should bring out a positive experience in learning. We provide experiences that stick and move our learners to action.
During the design process, we use them to generate ideas and assess our progress. At the end of a project, we go back to these principles to reflect on our work, and harvest insights which can inform future work.
We have four main design principles: Malinaw / Clear, Kasya lahat / Inclusive, Makatao / Human, and Nagsusulong / Inspiring. We described each principle by identifying how it might look like in various elements of learning experiences.
Design Principles in Action
Here are examples of how the design principles were applied in real projects: