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Culture and Design: Collective Versus Individual Progress

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? The post Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy appeared first on Learnlets.

Corporate culture

Harold Jarche

Tweet Next month I’ll be discussing corporate culture at  Sibos in Toronto. This is how you develop a healthy corporate culture.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning!  In this case, I mean the broad sense of learning: problems solved, new designs generated, research answering questions. Culture change is a journey, not an event, after all ;). The post Measuring Culture Change appeared first on Learnlets.

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.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? But the real secret is hidden in an organization’s operating culture.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

The same, it seems, goes for design. An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. At Adaptive Path, being transparent about our business is a huge part of our culture. This happened last year.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience?  .

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new.  You can’t touch them. 

Want to Design for Impact?

Adaptive Path

Here’s one example of how we’re going to use design thinking to solve a big problem and help a San Francisco nonprofit as they transition.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And For designers, this means more than customers and users.

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Narratives of culture: overture

Dave Snowden

There are some basic truths about culture in organisations that are pretty self-evident to anyone prepared to engage with either theory or practice.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

The same, it seems, goes for design. An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. At Adaptive Path, being transparent about our business is a huge part of our culture. This happened last year.

How is the culture of luxury changing?

Ross Dawson

Tim Stock of scenarioDNA has created an excellent presentation on the Culture of Luxury, shown here. design Social trends

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter

Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research. Artist Tiles. Thank you.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking.  What’s this concept all about? 

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

For me, this is the key way for workplace learning professionals to move the learning industry into the future. Social learning

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Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. Kendra comes to us via the venerable Cooper design team, but prior to that was a part of Adaptive Path , which makes for a good kind of déjà vu. How might you characterize the state of service design?

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. For designers, this means more than customers and users.

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Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Amanda Dameron on Making Design More Human

Adaptive Path

If you’re a fan of Dwell magazine, you’re familiar with its unique take on modern architecture and design in the home.

The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J. There is an imperative here:  “The constructal law is a shout from the rooftops: Everything that flows and moves generates designs that evolve  to survive (to live). The authors caution.

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Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California.    And this doesn’t even address our concerns for our children and grand-children. 

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

This group was started by Lisa Colton after a session I designed and facilitated last year called “ Walking as Work.” Then three.

The Tale of Two Cultures

Jay Cross

Half a century later, the world grows more complex everyday and the two cultures have grow further apart. Wikipedia). Intuitive knowledge.

Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop

Adaptive Path

Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. They asked her to inspire us with her vision for a diverse, inclusive world where technology is designed to facilitate honest human experiences and relationships. The software side is technology that is designed to bring people closer together in the real world.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path Communication Community Conference Commentary UX Week Design Jesse James Garrett Ken Jennings Keynote Speaker Maphead Maps UX

Mark Jones on the Pros and Cons of External Service Design Consultancies vs. In-house Teams

Adaptive Path

More and more companies are exploring service design with external consultancies or by building in-house teams. Andrea Fineman [AF]: The subject of your talk–working with in-house design groups vs. external consultancies–is a big topic these days and especially interesting for us at Adaptive Path. Can you give me a bit of a preview?

Non-profit business design: the human side has to come first  

Adaptive Path

Our nonprofit partner, Homebridge , has a design problem that is terribly, incredibly unfair: monetizing what they do to support the parts of their mission that will never be profitable. Fortunately, as designers, we love unfair places. As designers, we solve problems. Non-profits are in a really stomping mad, unfair place.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. 

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Dawn of Learning

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo.

13 books on learning, people, organizations, corporate culture, and change

Jay Cross

Informal Learning by Jay Cross. A New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown. Designing mLearning by Clark Quinn.

Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They present a unique design challenge. They have a more varied educational and cultural background than in traditional courses.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Dawn of Learning

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. The Instructional Designer (ID) needs to relinquish control of this and design environments where this happens organically.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. Concept 2: Mission: Possible.

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Culture can grow in other ways, too. Not too shabby. It’s called Zappos.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

What is Human Centered Design? Is it only used by people with artistic talents and graphic design skills?    Anyone can be a designer!

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. 

Designing for Better Sex: In Conversation with Cindy Gallop Pt. 2

Adaptive Path

Allison Huang, our Design intern, and I talked to Cindy. This portion includes Cindy’s vision for how diversity and inclusion can be used to design spaces for open conversation around human sexuality and technology, and how that conversation can lead to personal and relational transformation. CG: No, it literally is that simple.