If you’ve seen me speak or read my blogs recently, you know I’ve whole-heartedly joined the tablet revolution and I consider myself somewhat of an iPad power-user. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring ways this revolution in technology could be used, both in delivering training, and in making the lives of instructional designers easier.
I tasked my crack team of designers and developers with a mission – to embrace their inner geeks and spend some time researching and testing the best and worst in iPad app design. This knowledge helped us create a list of best practices to use as a guide as we began developing an app of our own. It seemed only natural that our first foray into iPad design would be a tool we could use ourselves, in creating a framework for course design, and DesignJot was born.
While DesignJot doesn’t keep score or feature colorful feathered projectiles, it does combine our powerful ANSWER Analysis with a handy design tool, to help training professionals, like you build better training. Meant to be used in one-on-one, or large kick-off meetings with your customers, DesignJot serves as a tool to both guide the discussion and capture the key take-aways, keeping everybody on the same page and accelerating the pace of the project.
We’ve already started using DesignJot in our internal kick-off meetings here at Allen, and we’re excited to share it with the rest of the training community now that it’s available in the iTunes Store. I hope you find it a valuable addition to your arsenal of apps!
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