Learning Experience Design puts the learner first.

Also known as LXD, this holistic approach produces content that is innovative, engaging, impactful, and memorable.

Our learning experience design team members are experts at transforming complex educational content into meaningful learning experiences, from elementary school interactives to professional development courses. Whether it’s moving your courses online or creating blended programs, we help your students learn material in the most impactful way possible.

Like instructional design, our LXD team works to move courses online successfully—but we focus on researching the environment and needs of the course takers, customizing the experience specifically for your learners.


Learning Experience Design

Learning experience design influences all phases of a project, from initial discovery phase, rapid prototyping, evidence-based learning, and concept refinement to rigorous learner testing and production oversight.

  • Research & needs analysis
  • Ideation collaborative summits
  • Course planning retreats
  • Learner journey or course mapping
  • Learner-centered design
  • Iterative prototyping
  • User testing
  • Competency-based design
  • Higher education course design
  • Microcredential course design
  • Adult professional development training & course design
  • SME and content development oversight


Do you want to create a digital course or curriculum, but don’t know where to start? Let us help—we love digging in and helping our clients determine what they need to bring their learning goals to life.

  • Product development workshops
  • Design summits
  • Early engagement planning
  • Accessibility consultation
  • Legacy product reuse
  • New project planning
  • XML workflow design & implementation
  • Analytics
  • Metadata use & best practices

Semester Start

Six Red Marbles now offers support for administrators and instructors to alleviate the rush and burden of LMS course preparation each semester.

We do this by:

  • Creating efficiency and consistency in course preparation across the program
  • Collaborating with lead instructors to set up master courses and associated sections
  • Ensuring functionality of links and accuracy of dates for the upcoming semester

Quality Is Essential

Six Red Marbles offers Semester Start as a stand-alone service for colleges and universities looking to ensure courses are set up to provide the best experience for all users. Our expert instructional designers take the weight of semester LMS course preparations from faculty and instructors, allowing them time to focus on educational excellence.

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LXD Leads the Way

Bringing together instructional design, educational pedagogy, design thinking, learning science best practices, and UX/UI, LXD approaches all projects comprehensively, ensuring every experience is created with the best interest of your learners in mind. Taking an LXD approach to content and curriculum is critical to those wanting to compete in the modern educational marketplace. After all, publishers, new start-ups, technology companies, and school districts are all vying for limited market share.

Our learning experience design team can give organizations an edge over the competition by identifying and testing product risks early in the development cycle—avoiding costly changes during the more expensive production phase. By focusing on the product, the learner, and—unlike much of our competition—the learner’s peers and environment, this approach produces learning experiences that tap into the way modern students want to learn.

Competency-Based Education

Competency-based education, or CBE, is no longer vocationally rooted. Today, it’s a viable and rapidly growing solution for universities, institutions, and new types of students. With so much of our daily lives evolving due to factors such as technology, it’s easy to understand why.

Competency-based education benefits greatly from LXD, which serves to identify the unique needs to CBE students and their learning environments. Taking a learner-centered approach is already disrupting higher education and professional development practices as classrooms are blended with—or replaced by—a personalized learning model that requires a reimagining of content, assessment, and new methods for engaging those learners. Our practices ensure that we can fully address the needs of the whole CBE student by reimagining course content, platform design, and delivery systems.

How do instructional design and learning experience design differ? We don't just think about design; LXD is rooted in neuroscience and a deep understanding of the learners we serve.


Our approach to accessibility focuses on the nuances of learning and the learner—we’re not just an IT platform running tests to ensure color ratios (though we can do that, too). In other words, we bring LXD into accessibility.

Regardless of the level of conformance your organization is aiming for—Section 508 or WCAG 2.0 A, AA, or AAA—we can develop learning materials to precisely meet your needs. And because the possibilities are endless, we can design learning experiences for disabled users that are engaging, intuitive, and thought-provoking. Our pedagogical approach to accessibility allows teachers to use many of the same techniques for instruction as they would for students without disabilities. We consider the journey, not just the information, and our experiences are designed to engage all learners and develop their sense of patterns and ability to sort information and make connections—irrespective of their physical and mental abilities.

Let us help you to reach all of your students through amazing, engaging, accessible learning experience design.

Learning Experience Design means learner-first content creation. Learn why you should adopt LXD.

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