Many educators would tell you that instructional design is the true discipline when it comes to creating learning materials. While the two are very similar in their end-goal of producing learning material, there are some general differences. Instructional design uses a process called ADDIE, an acronym which stands for analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation. LXD utilizes the design thinking principles which puts more emphasis on empathizing with the user/learner while having a continuous iterative approach that requires testing. In summary, learning experience design combines aspects of instructional design, educational pedagogy, neuroscience, user psychology, design thinking, user experience design to develop tailored content to the target audience based on their behaviors and preferences.