LXDCON'23 Program

NOTE: LXDCON ran on Amsterdam time (CET/GMT +2).
This is the program of LXDCON'23. You'll notice breaks in the program, we did this to cater to different time zones and sessions are available for rewatch.

Day 1

Tuesday June 13, 2023

Niels Floor picture

10:00am - 10:30am

Kick off LXDCON'23

Niels Floor | Shapers

Welcome to the eighth annual learning experience design conference LXDCON’23. Together with learning experiences designers from around the globe we will explore this year’s theme "Long Live the Learner”. Join us for four days of learning experience design activities.

10.30AM - 11:00AM

Talk - Discovering Design Research

Maaike Mintjes | Freelance Design Researcher and Facilitator

"Designing without research is like getting into a taxi and just saying: ‘Drive’." * Design research forms a crucial part of the design process. It opens your eyes to what users need, highlights opportunities and provides direction. But what is it exactly? This talk will help you discover the ‘what, why, when and how’ of design research. You will come away with a clear understanding of what it is and why it’s important in LXD. (*Nate Bolt, CEO Ethnio)

11:15am - 12:45pm

Workshop - Interviewing Tips & Tricks

Maaike Mintjes | Freelance Design Researcher and Facilitator

Interviewing is a commonly used method in Design Research. If done right, it is a very effective way to get insights about your target audience. In this workshop you will be given practical tips on conducting great interviews. We will look at the interview structure, question types and pitfalls. You will also have a chance to practice with each other. We will create a fun and safe environment so don’t worry if you’ve never interviewed anyone before!

Note: Attending the talk from Maaike Mintjes at 10.30AM is not necessary to follow this workshop, but it is recommended.

Break until 4:00PM

picture nikos basbas

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Talk - The Fifth C: Leveraging Culture in LXD

Nikos Basbas | Basbas Consulting

HigherEd delivers four universal types of value to the learner: Competence, Conscientiousness, Credibility, and Community. This talk is about the fifth C – Culture, the often-overlooked tool that every LXD’er should have in their toolkit.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Workshop - Mapping Environments for Learning Experiences

Dr. Sonia Tiwari | Penn State University

Learning Environments include the people, technologies, physical layout of the learning space, and sociocultural factors supporting a learner. In this one hour session, we will learn how to map learning environments by collecting data from learners, educators, and caregivers. Practice maps will be provided in the session to unpack how learning experiences can be improved through mapping techniques.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Meet Up

Stick around and join the speakers from the previous two sessions. Meet fellow learning experience designers from around the world to network and chat. Each year we welcome participants from all continents and bringing all of you together is one of the best parts of LXDCON. See you there!

How to get the most out of LXDCON

These four days in June will be packed with a variety of LX design activities for you to choose from. 

We've decided to not just do 1 conference day, but up to 4 days filled with workshops, meet ups, inspirational sessions and talks.

This is a global event with participants from across the world in different time zones. That's why we arranged the program in a way that enables you to participate in a way that suits your schedule:

Quick and easy: 
Cherry pick the activities that fit your schedule and watch them either live or the recording afterwards. Ideal if you're short on time and you know what you're looking for. 3 to 5 hours in total.

Get active: 
Participate in (some of) the live events like virtual workshops and debates to dig deeper into what matters to you.  5 to 10 hours in total.

Go all in: 
Join us from start to finish. Challenge yourself by actively participating in all live events and connect with the LX design community. We'll see you each day of the week! 10 to 20 hours in total.

Most live events will be recorded for you to watch later so don't worry about missing anything!

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We, Shapers, are pioneers in the field of learning experience design. We believe in the power of well crafted experiences to elevate the quality of learning. That's why we apply, train and promote learning experience design around the globe.