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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. 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. There was zero feedback.

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. A few get a start here, but many matriculate from traditional backgrounds like branding and print, or areas with semi-similar processes like interactive ad agencies and in-house web departments. Often these are positions designing for singular needs.

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? They were very helpful on that dimension.

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

One at a time, but going after all of them! :-D 27 July 2010 00:34 said. 27 July 2010 00:50 Martijn Linssen 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. 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.”  My Little Enterprise 2.0 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. JaneBozarth. skap5.


No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

28 June 2010 18:37 Martijn Linssen said. By now Id expect Agile temples and churches to self-attract masses of believers. knowledge lock-in.

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. Therefore Witthuhn suggests to first address the “Steering Elements&#.

‘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

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2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Not a hydrological divide of the Americas, but an IT-divide of the business. How can you keep it all together ? Yes, you will. We need agreements.

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. 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

Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. have written another post on the rise of social shopping , including 7 examples.

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.

"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.   December 28, 2010 in Bosses , Evidence-based Management , Thoughts on Books | Permalink. Search.

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

Martijn Linssen

11 November 2010 06:50 Martijn Linssen said. Hanoz Dilli Dur Ast :) Regards, Prem 11 November 2010 18:02 Jon Husband said. Scary! Coffin.

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. Below is my article in full. If you're interested in the topic also see my recent Thoughts on the future of workplace communications. Enterprise 2.0

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.

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. Grading Yes. Low cost.

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.  For a simple reason: one of design’s most fundamental tasks is to help people deal with change.”. Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life. 

Workplace learning is like learning a second language

Jane Hart

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.

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. Any other set of genes would be less fit. Or a trident missile.

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.