Narrative significance offers powerful ways to conceptualize the complexity of human thinking. Such ways do not stress causality by simple antecedents, but offer non-positivistic explanations and unique modes of understanding. Narratives are variously understood and interpreted according to an individual’s range of familiarity with the cultural registers in which they are situated. Backward design of narrative significance can provide a communication media in design education. Backward design is a method of designing educational curriculum by setting goals before choosing the instructional methods and forms of assessment.