1st Edition

An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design

ISBN 9780415807395
Published October 17, 2013 by Routledge
466 Pages

USD $78.95

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Book Description

Winner of the 2014 AECT Design & Development Outstanding Book Award

An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design is organized around a groundbreaking new way of conceptualizing instructional design practice. Both practical and theoretically sound, this approach is drawn from current international trends in architectural, digital, and industrial design, and focuses on the structural and functional properties of the artifact being designed rather than the processes used to design it. Harmonious with existing systematic design models, the architectural approach expands the scope of design discourse by introducing new depth into the conversation and merging current knowledge with proven systematic techniques.

An architectural approach is the natural result of increasing technological complexity and escalating user expectations. As the complexity of design problems increases, specialties evolve their own design languages, theories, processes, tools, literature, organizations, and standards. An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design describes the implications for theory and practice, providing a powerful and commercially relevant introduction for all students of instructional design.

Table of Contents




Section One – Fundamentals

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Design Layers
Chapter 3 – Design Process
Chapter 4 – Systems in Design
Chapter 5 – New Contexts of Instructional Design
Chapter 6 – Instructional Design and Theory
Chapter 7 – Operational Principles and Design Languages

Section Two – Design in Layers

Chapter 8 - Design Within the Message Layer
Chapter 9 - Design Within the Control Layer
Chapter 10 - Design Within the Representation Layer
Chapter 11 - Design Within the Content Layer
Chapter 12 - Design Within the Strategy Layer
Chapter 13 - Design Within the Data Management Layer
Chapter 14 - Design Within the Media-Logic Layer

Section Three – The Designer’s Value-Added

Chapter 15 – Layers and Modularity
Chapter 16 – Adding Value to the Organization

Appendix A – Target Population Analysis
Appendix B – Current Training and Resources Analysis
Appendix C – Evaluation Planning
Appendix D – Management Planning
Appendix E – Implementation Planning


Author Biography

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Andrew S. Gibbons is Department Chair of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.