Learning design principles

We believe that all learning product and content decisions should be based on the evidence about what really works. That's why we've developed a set of practical, research-based learning design principles that underpin all the work we do.

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Design thinking

Design thinking provides an approach and a framework for us to develop a deep understanding of your project goals and, most importantly, your learners and their motivations and needs. From here we can unlock a range of creative solutions before then prototyping and testing the most likely to succeed. We have a series of workshops (in-person or remote) that we use to work through all of these steps, or we can run a 1-week design sprint to accelerate the process.

Agile project management

We’ll work with you to create a prioritised backlog of work. We then work in sprints, always focused on the highest priority items. We have well-established systems to manage the process – sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospectives and daily standup team meetings; and the use of a suite of digital project tools to ensure excellent communications and a smooth process. All of this means we can deliver high quality products and content extremely quickly.

Scalable teams

Our model is to keep our core team small, and then to scale up according to the needs of each project. This allows us to remain extremely flexible, and our large and well-established network of talent means we can quickly put together an expert learning team specifically for your project. This can include product managers, project managers, writers, editors, UX and visual designers, software developers, video and audio producers, subject matter experts, researchers and more.

What we’re like to work with

We’ve got vast experience in the development of digital learning content and products, and that means we’re reliable a ‘safe pair of hands’. However, we wouldn’t be interested in doing this if we couldn’t also bring creativity and fun to our work. The most successful projects are those where there’s a real sense of shared purpose and collaboration, and that guides how we’ll approach working with you and your team. We’ve been working as a distributed team for 7 years, so our systems and processes are optimised for remote working.

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