IMPROVING THE VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE: USER-CENTERED DESIGN IN E-LEARNING

Late developments and evolution of virtual learning make users to demand more usable, accessible, friendly, engaged and affective interfaces in order to achieve successfully the process of learning.

User eXperience (UX) design highlights the human experiential aspect when designing virtual learning environments and focusses in the different users as co-creators to build effective and sustainable e-learning interfaces.

From this perspective, User-Centered Design (UCD) methodology integrates UX to develop e-learning interfaces for all users.

The article approach is to present the UX and UCD methodology for designing positively virtual learning interfaces from and for two main groups of individual users: Students and teachers. The findings will help to improve the experience of e-learning for both students and teachers.