📖 D4T


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Step-by-Step Guide to D4T

Última atualização Apr 20, 2023

Designing for Thinking

  1. Design for Thinking: A Strategy for Effective Decision-Making in Instructional Design
  2. Reflections on D4T and its Implications: A Comprehensive Overview
  3. Terminology of Design for Thinking: A Glossary of Key Concepts
  4. Analyzing the Environment: A Crucial Phase in Design for Thinking
  5. Inertial Behaviors: Recognizing and Establishing Goals, Directions, and Priorities
  6. Thinking Operations: Making Decisions and Choices for Effective Learning Solutions
  7. Central Problem: Identifying the Core Issue for Effective Instructional Design
  8. Collaborating with SMEs: Conducting Effective Meetings to Identify Challenges and Solutions
  9. Content Coding: Structuring Information in a Logical and Consistent Manner
  10. Learning Arc: Guiding the Design of Learning Solutions
  11. Case Study: Designing an Effective Credit Real Estate Course Using D4T
  12. ➡️ Step-by-Step Guide to D4T: A Comprehensive Guide for Applying the Strategy in Your Projects

# Business Analysis and Instructional Design: Developing a Project with Design 4 Thinking and ADDIE

The creation of a successful instructional design project begins with selecting a suitable framework that meets the project’s needs and provides the necessary tools and resources.

Our process for developing an instructional design project using Design for Thinking based on an ADDIE framework is as follows:

# Analysis

  1. Choose a framework that meets the project’s needs and has the necessary functionalities and tools.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the theory, documentation, conventions, and structure of the framework.
  3. Define the business environment requirements and, with the help of the client and subject matter expert (SME), create a high-level analysis of the performance problem, its roots, with examples and real-life demonstrations.


With the help of the client and subject matter expert (SME), it is important to define the business environment requirements and create a high-level analysis of the performance problem, its roots, and examples and demonstrations from reality. It is important to analyze this information from the learners’ point of view, always considering the business objective.

  1. Analyze all the information from the learners’ point of view, considering the business objective.

# Design

  1. Define the ideal solutions to the problem. These solutions will be the basis for the development of the instructional design project, not the final deliverable.


The ideal solutions to the problem are not the final product. It is important to consider the learners’ and business needs when defining the solutions.

  1. Create the basic structure of the learning experience using the framework’s tools and conventions. This includes defining models, visualizations, and controls and establishing performance objectives and learning paths.
  2. Implement the analysis by adding custom solutions to the framework. This involves identifying other solutions beyond training, retrieving and storing data, and implementing business logic.
  3. Create prototypes and test the solutions to ensure they function as expected.


Before deploying the instructional solution, it is important to create prototypes and test the solutions to ensure they function as expected. This step is crucial to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the final solution.

# Development

  1. After successful testing, the instructional solution is ready to be developed in a production environment. Make the instructional solution available for development and monitor its performance, quality, and stability during development.
  2. Maintain and update the instructional solution as needed.

# Implementation


This can be done through business performance KPIs, LMS metrics, user evaluations, and target audience feedback. Additionally, it is important to maintain and update the solution based on needs and feedback, including correcting inconsistencies, adding new features, and optimizing performance.

# Evaluation

The development of instructional design projects is a critical area to ensure effective learning that meets learners’ expectations. It is important to have a systematic approach to project development that considers not only the learners’ needs but also the business needs.