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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

Buxton quotes T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom : All men dream; but not equally. Innovation in process trumps innovation in product.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses. Engagement is at the core of cMOOC learning.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

This is a glorious time for folks who work on designing for user experience. As those vehicles got more complex, it was recognized they needed UX disciplines like information architecture and interaction design involved, and so agencies grew UX capabilities in order to deliver that service. The Poisonous Core. Customers are sheep.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The most wonderful aspect of Web-based social media is that they are designed for sharing. In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Network Learning.

“Can experience be designed?” Yes. No. Wait, yes. But.

Adaptive Path

Oliver Reichenstein’s recent article “Can experience be designed?&# Reichenstein does a good job cutting through a lot of the hype and fluff that surrounds experience design, drilling through the rhetoric in an attempt to reach a more substantive center. Not designing experiences, but designing for experiences.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. No problem, right?

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: And send that to Clayton. link].

Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Berlin Johnson

On Friday, I got the galley copies of my new book, to be published in early October. It’s a book, in other words, about the space of creativity.

The Social Organisation Manifesto

Martijn Linssen

op 5/27/2010 02:18:00 AM Labels: 2.0 , adapt , change , E2.0 , maturity , Social Business Design , trust 1 reacties: eva.santisteban said.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

Fast forward to 2010, and you check-in at Foursquare for this lecture tonight, and tweet a link to a description of the talk. But it gets worse.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. changed the game by providing us with a new direct channel for ILT materials – the eBook. Of course not!

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Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. Often these are positions designing for singular needs. As your files grow, fast design iteration can spin them out of control, especially on large projects. Siloing yourself strictly to visual design is too isolating. Move product.

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance

John Hagel

While many Edge Fellows ultimately contributed to our quest (they are listed in the Shift Index), two in particular played a pivotal role in helping to orchestrate and design the effort: Duleesha Kulasooriya and Dan Elbert. The release of the 2010 Shift Index.   What were we trying to do? one thing became clear. 

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

D 27 July 2010 00:34 said. 27 July 2010 00:50 Martijn Linssen said. 27 July 2010 14:58 Luis Suarez said. W.r.t.


Dave Gray

In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky suggests metaphor as a tool for thinking through ubicomp designs and interactions.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Support for live presentations by a Process Design Consultant. I found that the act of adding TTS made me aware of a number of design issues with the presentation. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? Case Study B. Results?

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

tdebaillon “Most companies aren’t designed for collaboration.” Tweet I found many quotes this past year, especially via Twitter. Here are most of them, all together (this way I’ll be able to find them all when I want to use them). NetworkLearning. KareAnderson “Life is like a game of cards. up by your bootstraps. Don Norman ). skap5.


No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

28 June 2010 18:37 Martijn Linssen said. Business or Pleasure? - And yet Agiles only deemed fit for small projects (10-20 people). Hi Martijn.

You need the right lever to move an organization

Harold Jarche

Once the steering elements have been addressed, then look at the “Enabling Elements&# – Management (again), Design, Resources and Support. Instead, we should design the system properly to make sure that the performers can leverage all their capabilities. A key concept in the article is that you cannot engineer human performance.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

Advocating something like “social business design should place technology at the very, very end, and people first &# is both dumb and harmful, which means that a response is important. The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. The Institute was founded in 1946. In the 2.0

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

I was designing the platform before taking on the fight to tease out relevant data about student performance. What works, and why?

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2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 December 2010 2010-2020: The Great Divide A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. Coffin.

A Rant About Women ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

When I was 19 and three days into my freshman year, I went to see Bill Warfel, the head of grad theater design (my chosen profession, back in the day), to ask if I could enroll in a design course. I could either go for a set design or lighting design course, and since I couldn’t draw or draft well, I couldn’t take either.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogging. Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. as easily as possible.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

Session timing and design is difficult online. Most presenters are not used to designing for online, so it’s important to help them plan their sessions to be effective. It’s best to design things where the discussion forums are an added bonus and have some set questions to spark discussion. Assign people into roles.

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Enterprise 2.0: ') [link] 10 November 2010 23:24 Martijn Linssen said.

"12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. « Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 | Main. | Bob Sutton.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

As companies virtualise, using workers and contractors around the world, work processes will be designed to be used equally well by people both inside and outside the organisation. Go to the report website for a full overview and executive summary. Below is my article in full. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Security features designed to prevent cheating. Best Features Free quiz designer Weaknesses Site geared more for social settings than academic or corporate Lots of advertisements along the sides of quizzes- distracting Quibblo is not included in comparison table as its not an academic or corporate quiz site. Download Test Results? :

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The most beautiful.

Steve Denning

The challenge of designing and building the bridge were significant. The notorious fog made construction difficult. Please try again.

Workplace learning is like learning a second language

Jane Hart

8 Responses to “Workplace learning is like learning a second language&# Robyn McMaster says: December 11, 2010 at 11:27 am Great analogy. Jane Hart says: December 11, 2010 at 11:39 am Robyn, thanks for commenting. Mattiaskareld says: December 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm Another great post.   So here is a fuller comparison.

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Toward the end of 2010, The Economist published The World in 2011 , its annual issue with predictions for the following year on the variety of topics it normally covers. I particularly enjoyed reading Design Takes Over , the 2036 prediction by Paola Antonelli , senior curator for architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

In reality, selection is often not that fine, there are a range of different gene products that can probably be almost equally fit and most biological systems are designed to support a wide range of diversity. Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity.

Nicole Lazzaro’s “The Future of UX is Play: The 4 Keys to Fun, Emotion and User Engagement”

Adaptive Path

She’s been working in game design for the past 20 years and I wanted a closer look at her model of the 4 keys of emotion and fun in game play.