Nick Floro

CEO & Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2 - 12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

Moving from Concept to Launch with Design Thinking

Many teams repeat the same mistakes, running into the same walls and trying to avoid the same obstacles with no luck. Will we ever design a better way to create great experiences in Learning? But what if there was another option for prototyping concepts and gathering feedback to test before development?

Using design thinking with agile principles can help your team ideate, visualize, test, and gather feedback to create an iterative process that will lead to improved results for your audience. With the majority of us working remotely, we can apply this vision to create amazing learning experiences that focus on agility, flexibility, adaptability, and individuals. Starting with a need, a concept, or current implementation and we’ll share how to evaluate, design, and gather feedback to make a decision based on how you can best help your audiences.

In this session, we’ll break down the steps needed to help you learn and discover how to brainstorm, test, gather feedback, and design quickly with collaboration to transform your experiences. You’ll learn about practical apps and techniques to create an optimal workflow to create amazing experiences. Finally, we’ll look at resources and provide the next steps so that you can implement them right after the event.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Understanding design thinking and how to practically apply each step to your next project
  • Practical examples and templates to adapt for your process
  • Which tools and resources can help you optimize your workflow
  • About real-world experiences so you can avoid common mistakes
  • How to improve remote collaboration with tools and resources that you can apply immediately

Technologies/platforms/devices that will be discussed:

  • Design Thinking, Remote Collaboration with Miro, Prototyping, and UX with Figma and Adobe XD, Using Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services to elevate your learning ecosystem

Target audience:

Designers, managers, senior leaders