Learning design

At Hungry Minds, we don’t just ‘develop training programs’ – we create learning experiences to ignite curiosity, spark engagement and drive real results. How? We blend art and science: a dash of creative flair here; a pinch of evidence-based strategies there (to set us apart from the rest).

Our learning design process

We collaborate with clients to unpack possibilities for shifting capability from Point A to Point B and design learning that connects dots for serious change.

Our not-so-secret weapon – ADDIE: A tried-and-true learning design framework.

What we know about adult learners

As experts in adult learning, we know that today’s learners are a diverse and dynamic bunch. From those with decades of experience under their belts to tech-savvy millennials craving fast-paced interactivity; learners bring a unique set of experiences, preferences and challenges to the table.

That’s why we focus on being both learner-centric, and business-aligned. 

Here’s some key insights we use to inform our thinking:

Learning strategies

From bite-sized microlearning and gamification to immersive simulations and social collaborative learning, we mix and match strategies to suit your learner needs and preferences. Beyond focusing on engagement – we prioritise knowledge/skill retention and real-world application. That’s why we infuse our programs with plenty of opportunities for practice, feedback and reflection. The end result? Learning that sticks (and performance that grows).

Key learning strategies

Pre-learning activity/
pre-reading

Case studies/
critical incident analyses

Scenario/simulation/
skills practice

Coaching/
mentoring

Podcasts

Videos

Job aids/just-in-time resources

Action planning/
goal setting

Worked examples

Job shadowing/
observation guides

Discussion guides

Seeking feedback

Learner guide/
eLearning content/
resource book

Problem-based learning

Action-based learning

Brainstorming

Knowledge checks,
quizzes,
self-assessment

Site visits/
orientation

Invitation to learn

Debates

Self-paced
extension activity

Additional resources

Demonstration

Storytelling

Gamified reinforcement

Teaching others

Shared learning/
social connection

Reflection

Delivery methods

When it comes to delivery, we know that one size definitely doesn’t fit all. That’s why we design a roadmap for delivery methods that best suit your learner cohorts.

Whether you’re looking for the social and hands-on aspects of a face-to-face program, the flexibility of eLearning, the convenience of virtual collaborative learning – or a blend of approaches – we’ve got you covered.

We work closely with clients to understand their unique context, constraints and objectives to craft an architecture of delivery methods that hits the spot and fits seamlessly into your organisational workflow. 

eLearning

Microlearning, mobile learning and mLearning

Face-to-face
workshops

Virtual delivery

Lunch and learns

Pre-start talks

Long format blended learning (multiple touchpoints)

Deliverables we create

Facilitator guides

Session plans

Learner guides/workbooks

Learning canvases/play mats

Job aids and quick reference guides (QRGs)

PowerPoint presentations

eLearning

Microlearning

Mobile learning/mLearning

Videos

Podcasts 

Graphics

Branding

Infographics

Avatars/characters

Activity resources: Scenarios, case studies, simulations

Coaching conversation cards

Buddying guides

Team huddles

Knowledge checks, quizzes, self-assessment and assessments

Miro boards/virtual whiteboards (for you to deliver interactive virtual training)

Action planning tools

Evaluation and feedback tools

Pre-work activities

Leader kits

Learning/capability pathways

Learning architectures

Gamified learning activities

Accredited training – including assessment tools, marking guides and mapping documents (link to relevant page)

Embedding activities and resources

No bland, one-size-fits-all training here – let our Hungry Minds team whip up some learning designs to leave your learners craving more!

Learning design

Reach out for all your learning design and instructional design needs. We have team members available in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. We also work virtually and flexibly across all regions.

Call 1300 528 736 or make an online enquiry.

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SERVICES

Basically, we cover everything. From training and consultancy to tailored material creation and project management.

Our affiliate partners, Learning Labs, collaborate closely with clients to develop a comprehensive learning strategy. This holistic approach creates a unified plan for building a robust learning culture within organisations, aligning learning initiatives with big-picture business objectives. 

At Hungry Minds, we’re experts in helping humans learn things. Our learning design approach creates engaging and impactful experiences that drive curiosity. We craft learning that people lean into, ensuring every element contributes to a capability shift and organisational goals.

Our affiliate partners, Learning Labs, collaborate closely with clients to develop a comprehensive learning strategy. This holistic approach creates a unified plan for building a robust learning culture within organisations, aligning learning initiatives with big-picture business objectives. 

Our graphic design and branding brings a refreshing visual approach to learning materials. We create visually appealing content that captures attention and facilitates better understanding. Our thoughtful designs transform complex information into accessible, memorable visual bites that support effective learning across various mediums.

We connect the dots to make change happen. Our instructional design process involves structured and tailored programs that meet specific learning needs and optimise retention. We use evidence-based strategies to ensure that content is presented in the most effective sequence and format for learners.

We develop self-paced eLearning programs that offer interactive and flexible learning experiences. Our digital solutions allow learners to engage with content at their own pace, incorporating elements that make you go “oooooooh” – making for less yawning, more learning.

We design accredited training programs that deliver quality-assured qualifications that meet Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF) standards, while seamlessly integrating with organisational needs, policies, and procedures. We strike a careful balance between regulatory requirements and workplace relevance, so that training fits naturally into a learner’s work rhythms.

We offer video production services to create dynamic and visually appealing videos that illustrate complex concepts, bringing learning to life. Our video content ranges from animated explainers to live-action demonstrations, enhancing engagement and improving knowledge retention.

Our podcast production service brings a fresh flavour to workplace learning, offering a flexible, on-the-go learning option. We blend expert insights, industry trends, and practical tips into carefully curated auditory content that immerses learners in engaging discussions.

We incorporate gamification elements to boost engagement, motivation and genuine capability shift. Our solutions transform traditional content into interactive challenges, because we believe learning should be active, whatever the content.

Our user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design ensures that all learning platforms are user-friendly, intuitive and accessible. We prioritise creation of seamless experiences that enhance learning outcomes by minimising technical barriers and maximising engagement.

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