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Designing outside your comfort zone

Adaptive Path

All too often though, many of us find ourselves designing things for people whose situations bare some pretty strong similarities to our own.

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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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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world.

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.   By pulling back from individual disciplines, it identifies patterns that were either missed or misunderstood in more narrow contexts. All designs arise and evolve according to the same law.”.

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Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. 1. Design ReadingFirst we had IQ.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Having said that - there is a subtext to this question which suggests that content needs to be organized, the best content selected, and a mechanism put in place to ensure that people follow and pay attention to this content.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

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!

Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth Kanter

Afterwards, I facilitated a reflective conversation about the various ideas – what were the patterns? Shark Bank. Retreat on the Street.

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.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Listen. Learn. Repeat. First Thing First: What’s our Goal? change.

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. Does it scale?

Reactivating Learning

Clark Quinn

At a neural level, we’re generating patterns of activation in conjunction, which strengthens the relationships between these patterns, increasing the likelihood that they’ll get activated when relevant. design mobileIf we want our learning to stick, it needs to be spaced out over time.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. The group’s goals are: To support Purpose-driven design. HEART.

Single Question Interview: Matt Jones

Adaptive Path

thought it would make a good Single Question Interview, a new, and perhaps occasional, feature here on Adaptive Path.

Design thinking & complexity pt 3

Dave Snowden

Only once a pattern emerges should you move it into a more formal process: the complex to complicated shift. So how to we manage for exaptation?

Integrating Meta-learning

Clark Quinn

Now, my two questions are: does the concept make sense? design meta-learning And that’s a lot better than we’re doing now.

Avoiding Half-baked Personas

Adaptive Path

In that tension is the power of personas as a design tool but it is also their greatest potential weakness. Too much fiction leads to misguided design. Too little fiction leads to uninspired design. This raises important questions: when is a persona done enough to be useful? Henri Poincare. Albert Einstein.

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eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning

Tony Karrer

I received a question about a particular eLearning Design challenge that someone was facing and I realized that the title of my blog and the way I post doesn't really do justice to talking about design and patterns in designing eLearning in this blog. Learning Design Different Now? eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0

Questions, Answers, Quora, Asymmetric Follow and does this make us Human?

Mark Oehlert

Asymmetric Follow is a core pattern for Web 2.0, in which a social network user can have many people following them without a need for reciprocity.


Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 fashion I should open up this work early in the process by posting an initial set of patterns, seeing if they resonate with people, and asking for further contributions. I’m dividing my 2.0 vs. 1.0 patterns.

Single Question Interview: David Merrill of Tacolab on Siftables

Adaptive Path

Siftables offers a new point in the interaction design space between tangible and graphical user interfaces. We now have UNDO.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. And you need repositories of LD patterns. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. And that took us back to Learning Design.

New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map

Adaptive Path

As the field of service design evolves so do the tools. So, it seemed like a natural step to introduce them to the concept of service design.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

Open distribution - the first pattern of innovation In this respect, Business Week does a better job on the India front. Dont Count On It.

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

John / November 24, 2010 @RJ – I guess I’m questioning the notion that much learning takes place in an isolated (read: non-social) context.


What Makes a Design Technologist?

Adaptive Path

More and more I am hearing UX practitioners talk about making the thing that we design. This often turns to discussions around prototyping and bridging the gap between design and implementation. As a Design Technologist, this is right in my sweet spot. Here’s some thoughts around that question.

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. I’m a fan of Judith’s and am looking forward to seeing what 25-minutes’ worth of ideas she selects to talk about tonight, given the richness of her book. It slowed down a lot of social design.

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unlike database querying, which asks What data satisfies this pattern (query)? discovery asks What patterns satisfy this data? ,” notes Dhar. 

Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

design meta-learning strategy technologyAnd that’s the principle here, where mainstream systems are now capable of doing similar things.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

The team’s first planning session should be one of learning about each’s other trade craft versus diving into the design of the session.

Scaling Learning in an Exponential World

John Hagel

As we accumulate practice in new environments, we can then start to look for patterns that will generate theories about why these practices lead to such high impact. The mark of a strong leader in a scalable efficiency environment is someone who knows everything , who can be relied upon to provide answers no matter what the issue or question.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These questions have no easy answers, as we have learned over the years. What technology, people, and design do I need to address these aims? 

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

These are the questions that will focus our research agenda. Foundation questions – what is going on in the world around us? 1. Profit?

The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how they were selected. JANE HART.

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Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. It would be a completely different picture.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report’s first section addresses a very important question: How do researchers and practitioners define Artificial Intelligence? .

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The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What will life be like in such an AI future?   “After 200 years, the machinery question is back. What impact will AI have on jobs?

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