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DesignJot™ Version 1.2: The Training Industry’s Equivalent to the Swiss Army Knife

Download DesignJot from the AppStoreDesignJot built to assist training professionals rapidly assess needs and generate high-level course design.

SALT LAKE CITY (September 11, 2013) – Allen Communication Learning Services is excited to launch updates to their award-winning instructional design app, DesignJot. To help drive sustainable performance through focused analysis Allen specifically developed DesignJot for training professionals and instructional designers. The app will be available as a free download until September 25, 2013 at the iTunes store.

Since its release in 2011, DesignJot has earned industry-wide recognition as the first app for instructional designers. Receiving six industry awards for its ease of use and innovative ANSWER analysis methodology, DesignJot assists instructional designers, trainers and performance consultants in building better training. With the new release, Allen Communication preserves the strengths of original release, which include customization of questions, flowchart capabilities, mapping, activity planning, sketch, and new export capabilities. Also included are updated video clips featuring best practice suggestions and tips from industry leading designers.

“At Allen, our goal is to help training professionals align instructional activities with business goals. DesignJot combines analysis and design, into a powerful and intuitive app aimed at sharpening collaboration between designers and stakeholders,” said Ron Zamir, CEO of Allen Communication. “We are offering DesignJot to the industry to help learning specialists approach their next training initiative from a holistic perspective.”

When approaching a new project, DesignJot allows designers to clearly link overarching goals, needs, and strategies to ensure that instructional designs align with intended performance. Useful in everything from one-on-one meetings to large kick-offs with many stakeholders, DesignJot serves as a tool to guide the discussion and capture key insights, keeping everybody on the same page, and accelerating the pace of the project. DesignJot allows organizations to generate and export high-level course design, strategic notes, and other valuable take-aways from any design meeting.

“Using DesignJot in my client kickoff meetings allows me to quickly leverages Allen’s proprietary ANSWER Analysis to ensure our proposed instructional strategies align with my client’s unique needs and opportunities,” said Breanne Glover, Instructional Designer at Allen. “Using DesignJot helps us to visualize and design a training with the end performance objective in mind.”

DesignJot helps organizations build better training and fortify the business impact of their programs. Allen Communication has been developing performance oriented training solutions for 32 years. DesignJot leverages their best-in-industry approaches to improve and optimize training impact. The app draws on their advanced mobile capabilities and includes a flow chart builder, a training objective builder, an activity sketch pad, and a content readiness form. It is an essential item for every training professional’s toolkit.

The app will be available for free for a limited in the iTunes store.


For three decades, the learning and development experts at Allen Communication Learning Services () have helped many of the world’s largest companies sharpen their organizational performance. Allen expands their client’s capabilities by using progressive approaches in custom training, e-learning, and blended learning development, as well as learning portal development and technologies. This bold approach results in highly-customized organizational training solutions that help departments scale and achieve more, while improving ROI. Follow Allen on Twitter @Allencomm, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.