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Community Service by Design

Adaptive Path

Visual and physical design affordances. As I processed the loss, I began to feel as though I could be next. Creating a Shared Focus.

International MOOCs Past and Present

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OpenLearning.com , a venture born out of the University of New South Wales ( UNSW ) in Sydney, Australia. Starting this week, you can begin taking two of their courses ( Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport & Services Marketing – The Next Level ). University of Western Australia. SpanishMooc ? Germany. Run by DW Akademie.

Rethinking Design: Curriculum

Clark Quinn

We’re more likely to remember information we’ve had to process rather than information we’ve just been presented with. desig

Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

first started experimenting with using Flash in presentations in the 1990s, and often use a variety of videos and flash embedded into my presentations.

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

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

And although there is no teacher present, it is essentially a “sage on the stage”, information-dumping activity. Social learning

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

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

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Dawn of Learning

This excellent anti-presentation got me thinking about how much training today is actually delivered via PowerPoint. An LCM.what? You know what?

Design 140

Writing For Designers: Be Like Papa

Adaptive Path

Designers write proposals, reviews, presentations, specifications and dozens of other forms of written expression. Get used to it.

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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

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?

System 109

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? and what makes them good? and why?

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

Try to avoid the content-driven model of an expert presenting for 50 minutes with a rushed Q/Q at the end. Think Beyond Presenters.

[VIDEO] The world’s first full motion-graphics presentation

Ross Dawson

have for many years intended to develop a full motion graphics presentation. Below is a video of the keynote’s visual presentation.

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Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

And while we took the content seriously, I can’t say our approach was similarly.  We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design?

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.

What Educators Can Learn from Madison Avenue -Bad Design Kills

Eide Neurolearning

After a 15 minute delay, participants were able to recall 14% more information if it was presented in the disfluent. What they are is novel.

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.

UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion

Adaptive Path

At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself.

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?

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.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. Learning. Learning. e?Learning Indeed, e?learning known.

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.

How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter

How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery guest post by Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Training Design

Design to elucidate complexity: derivatives and the meta-economy

Ross Dawson

Spend a moment to flip through the presentation to see some of the concept visualizations used, or if you have more time, read the content too.

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!

The UX of Co-Design: Experience Principles for Successful Client Workshops

Adaptive Path

In the past six months, I've been leading design teams of twenty, sometimes thirty people. Some of these people are designers, but the majority are managers, business strategists, front-line workers, and P&L owners. Some experience principles for co-design workshops with big client teams. Honor the gathering.

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. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. The Instructional Designer (ID) needs to relinquish control of this and design environments where this happens organically.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. Training Design

Hosting SF Service Design Drinks January 20

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path is hosting the January edition of SF Service Design Drinks this Thursday, January 20. This event will feature a design challenge from Chris McCarthy, Director of the Innovation Learning Network at Kaiser Permanente, and UX Week presenter. Events Service Design Service Design Drinks

The initial design influences everything else

Harold Jarche

Actually, it’s the Architect, because the initial design influences everything else. Without questioning, things can quickly go awry.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

The physical space where you deliver your training is just one piece of the instructional design puzzle. Talking and hearing (Auditory).

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news.  Hope your holidays have been good so far! mobile

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Now that I’m building notifications into my own app, ThinkUp , I’m reckoning with the difficult design problem of making meaningful default notifications that, as a user, I wouldn’t want to turn off. and what makes them good? and why?

Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

Beth Kanter

Your graphic designer will certainly help you refine this initial idea. In 2013,  social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”

SF Public Design Jam: Make a Difference in 48 Hours

Adaptive Path

We are excited to be hosting the first annual SF Public Design Jam on June 5th and 6th. You do not have to be a designer to participate.

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? In a very important sense, then, from the perspective of material engagement, cognition has no location. Reflections

For Creative Leaders, an Engaged Team is No Longer Enough

Adaptive Path

Alla Zollers  is a leadership coach and organizational designer. Full participation is an energetic force, a gust of wind that can lift a team and open up the creativity that is desperately needed to design truly valuable products and services. We know participation is present because we can feel it. Register for MX16 here.

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.