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eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it).

A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. SO drilling in the exact meanings of words is valuable, as an example. As Van Merriënboer’s 4 Component Instructional Design talks about, we need to separate out the knowledge from the complex problems we apply it to.

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.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

He is Founder and Principal of Ingineering.IT, and will be speaking and leading a workshop at this year’s Managing Experience Conference in San Francisco, March 29–30. I sat down with Jeff to pick his brain on putting the ‘service design’ in software-as-a-service. Very often, DevOps and design never speak. couple things.

It’s the process, silly!

Clark Quinn

And part of it is in the knowledge and skills of the designers, but it’s also in the process. Given that people are far less predictable than, say, concrete, fields like interface design have long known that testing and refinement need to be included. design strategy So what  do I mean?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Innovation PKM

Designing Learning Like Professionals

Clark Quinn

I’m increasingly realizing that the ways we design and develop content are part of the reason why we’re not getting the respect we deserve. To truly design learning, we need to understand learning science. And it won’t transfer well if you don’t have appropriate contexts across examples and practice.

Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development. Ayla Newhouse [AN]: How did you arrive at service design as your path? It was very exciting for me at the time; in a way, I was trying to “design” organizations to be able to deliver excellent service.

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play.

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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?  .

Design 102

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

Worse, when an organization is in need, why do we engage in process improvement – when what may be needed is process reduction or elimination?

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.

Skills 116

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences?

Design 140

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.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

This may help the learner immediately, but it hinders the learning process. The first is a great example of instructional scaffolding.).

Design 143

Design thinking & complexity pt 1

Dave Snowden

I promised to address this yesterday following a presentation on Design Thinking at the conference here in Ohio. Reflections

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.

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.

Skills 116

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.

Mind the SME (and process)

Clark Quinn

As the subtitle tells you, the book is about “micro collaboration between elearning designers and instructor experts&#. Along the way, it provides useful coverage of topics like shared representations, process, and the value of project management. designBsed upon Jon’s Ph.D. More importantly, the book is valuable.

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? 

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.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi. Design Protocol. Define your Call to Action.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

It turns out that we had underestimated how important place is to how we see the world and how we process information. So I think you’re right.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world.  What then do we mean by bringing seemingly soft topics like design and creativity to business and why is it so important in today’s world?

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Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They present a unique design challenge. Can we design for learning in MOOCs? to design goals and learning objectives.

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

Experience design has emerged in part as a response to this growing need we all have.   It is no longer enough to design products and services so that they have aesthetic appeal and perform well.  The design challenge becomes how to design experiences that maximize flow. The next wave. What does this mean?

Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

Clark Quinn

Part of the process of becoming expert is compiling away the underlying thinking that goes on, so it moves from conscious to subconscious.  So when the time comes to work with SMEs about what’s needed, they a) make up stories about what they do, or b) resort to what they’ve learned (e.g. designknowledge).

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.

Design thinking & complexity pt 2

Dave Snowden

For the moment I want to look at some of the implications for design thinking, reinterpreted through a complexity lens; shifting from a linear process to a non-linear dynamic. So what does this mean for design? Co-evolution is a fragmented dynamic, shifting process. The active mind cannot be contained. Reflections

American Design Firms: Too Old or Too Fat?

Adaptive Path

This idea is interesting because of the examples he chooses. These are four of the biggest and well-established firms (by headcount and age) in the design industry. They were built by design pioneers who created innovative approaches to tackling design challenges. They were successful and they grew. Maybe.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

”     ADDIE is an instructional design method that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. AFTER.

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

Beth Kanter

It requires innovation and creativity from many people.   And the agency is using an  innovation platform   and design thinking to find solutions.

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The year ahead will produce striking examples of the power of technology and imagination to address fundamental problems of the age.”. 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.  They make the design.”.

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

Because of these similarities, our methodologies around generative research and non-arbitrary design decisions work together seamlessly.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

How many years have you been designing educational games? Please use one of your games as an example. Game design is a team sport.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

But what if you don’t have the resources to hire a graphic designer and need to do it in-house? Source: Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.

Making it Real

Adaptive Path

Prototyping has become a way to ensure teams are designing and building the right system of interdependent touchpoints. And, it’s a lot of fun.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

Take the simple example of a greeting card. What mattered most to customers wasn’t the manufacturing process. The U.S.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled  IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do.