People often ask me what I do as an instructional designer. Early in my career, most of my answers incited questions and confusion.To help me explain what we instructional designers do, I crafted an answer that typically satisfies the curiosity and seems to make sense to most. So what do instructional designers do? Instructional designers are the architects of the education and training industry. We are the creators behind the training and education that trainers and teachers deliver. Let’s dig deeper into this analogy of instructional designers as architects.