Here’s what to expect from this episode:
The design document is a key component of the instructional design process, and it’s essential to understand its significance before starting your career in corporate ID. You’ll not only need to have a sample in your portfolio, but you’ll need to be able to discuss this deliverable during interviews to demonstrate your understanding of the ID process.
In this episode, we’re learning how to write a design document. We’re discussing in detail what it is, how it’s used, and most importantly, how to create one so that you can feel confident when it’s time to create your first design document!
- The three reasons why you need to be familiar with design documents
- The role of design docs in the ID process
- How to determine the business purpose and target audience
- Training time and training recommendations in your design doc
- How to define project deliverables
- Deciding on learning objectives
- What to include in the training outline
Are you ready to write your first design document? Once you’ve listened to this episode, go out there and knock out that portfolio sample! If you’d like feedback on your design document or have any questions, join our Facebook group. See you there!
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Thinking about becoming an Instructional Designer (ID) but have no idea how to get started? Instructional Design is a field that is high in demand, very flexible, highly lucrative, and provides you with a great work-life balance (say bye to being overworked and underpaid)!
Join Jill Davidian, 21-year corporate Instructional Design veteran and host of Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career! Jill has worked in many different industries, including finance, health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, and even with the United Nations. She has helped over 500 new Instructional Designers launch their ID careers with corporate giants like Google and Amazon as well as smaller companies.
Each week she brings real talk, advice and inspiration, and interviews to help budding IDs stand out from the crowd and get that first job. Whether you are trying to figure out if Instructional Design is right for you or you are ready to create a portfolio and rework your resume, you are in the right place to jumpstart your Instructional Design career.