Ask an Expert – Kim Prokosch
Feb 6, 2024
Interviewer: What is your name?
Marble: Kim Prokosch
Interviewer: What is your position at Six Red Marbles?
Marble: Learning Experience Design (LXD) Manager
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Marble: I’m responsible for ensuring the success of the Learning Experience Design (LXD) team on projects and the growth, performance, and experience of LXD team members. I hire and coach team members who specialize in various aspects of LXD, including instructional designers, UI/UX designers, and media developers. I manage a portfolio of projects across all sectors and ensure they are designed for success. This requires intentional planning to optimize who contributes to project work, the pedagogical principles that will maximize learner success, and partnership with the other teams who support our projects.
Interviewer: How did you become a part of Six Red Marbles?
Marble: I’ve spent a lot of time working in higher ed and client services organizations, and coming to Six Red Marbles has allowed me to use that knowledge to lead a team of fantastic experts. It’s a particularly satisfying role for me because I get to create opportunities to reshape how we do work, and the agile nature of our business makes that a continual process.
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Marble: I love the diversity of work we do, especially because it means I get to work with experts from so many related but distinct fields. It’s super rewarding to bring my expertise while still learning from so many knowledgeable team members!
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at Six Red Marbles?
Marble: I think people are getting a sense of this, but I wish people knew how quickly things change in this field. Yes, learning experience design is based on tried-and-true learning principles, but it’s influenced by so many additional factors like shifts in technology, trends in how people consume content, and market needs. We’re ultimately responsible for using that knowledge to enhance our clients’ ideas, goals, and approaches. It’s a continual challenge to make sure the team is on the right side of these shifts: we want to be on the leading edge but not too far on either side of it!
Interviewer: What is a trend you see happening in the education space that you’re excited about?
Marble: I’m excited to be spending time exploring how my team can leverage AI to enhance their work. I’ve been learning a lot about how to do things like create custom GPTs to act as thought partners to my team and there are so many opportunities there! As an instructional designer, I know how long it took me to do things like write scripts for instructional videos and how much I dreaded the “getting started” portion of that work. By creating custom GPTs to get that type of work started, we can drastically reduce the effort it takes to get over that first step. It’s exciting to think about how we can blend team members’ expertise with the strengths provided by AI and create positive opportunities that will ultimately lead to stronger outcomes for our clients. This is particularly exciting to me because the capabilities of AI are growing so quickly, so it’ll always be a work in progress. I love that we get to truly play around with this emerging technology and adapt our process in iterative ways!
Interviewer: What is one interesting fact about yourself that you’d like to share?
Marble: I’m going to do my first motor swap in a car this year. I’m a big car person, and I’m going to take it one step further by taking an old motor out of a car and putting a better one in it. Wish me luck!
To learn more about SRM’s Learning Experience Design team, read our previous blog post, “The Benefits of Learning Experience Design” here.