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Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the fastest supercomputers were based on highly specialized, powerful technologies. 

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

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?

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The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

Here’s how to do it: Practice Mindfulness Meetings :  Be fully present at every meeting, focused on the conversation at hand. Meetings

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

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.

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

You are on a roll! Keep calm and create some text overlay images! Make sure your text does not occupy more than five of the boxes. 3. But wait!

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. Iterate rapidly.

A product’s experience goes beyond User Experience

Adaptive Path

believe that the user should always come first in any design discussion, even initially above business needs. The experience of a device reaches well beyond a person’s relationship with the product. Nearly every consumer product is designed to live within an ecosystem. Flame on. Quite the contrary.

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.

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. Plan for productive groups.

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!

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. Example Practice.

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Gina Trapani : At work, I’m at my happiest and most productive when I have long stretches of uninterrupted time to dive deep into coding or writing or thinking. EH : What are important considerations when designing an app with notifications?

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

Design for Participants To Apply. Design for Different Levels of Capacity and Skills: Adapt in Real Time. Training Design Flip It!

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. 

Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars

Adaptive Path

MX keynote speaker Rob Maigret took the creative helm at Sphero developing BB-8, the best selling toy of 2015 and many people’s first introduction to Star Wars. I sat down with him to find out what it’s like to take on such a dream-job project and how he approaches managing designers. It’s a very uphill struggle. Honestly.

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

Adaptive Path

As a design process freak, I jumped at the chance to interview Cameron and ask him about the way he is integrating UX in Mindflash’s Agile development methodology. When I looked at what it would take to build a new product I knew we would need to hire a significant number of new developers and create a process for product development.

Alan Cooper: Letting Light into the Forest

Adaptive Path

Alan Cooper is, in his words, “a Silicon Valley trailblazer.” As the founder of Cooper, an interaction design consultancy, he is renowned for his work with personas and his firm’s rigorous design methodology. He is bullish about the long-term demand for consultancies to do interaction design work like his own firm offers.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Search.

A New Tribe: Reflections on the Service Experience Conference 2013

Adaptive Path

Are we entering a new era where close business and design collaboration just makes sense? We design and shape them all the time. We did.

A complex look at task assignments

Clark Quinn

The learner is also supposed to annotate their rationale for the resulting design as well. There could even be a model presentation.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

View more presentations from Ross Mayfield. Yes, to me, so far, Plus is a keeper! Yes, it’s that good! Worth while a read, for sure.

Concrete and Contextual

Clark Quinn

With a focus on sufficient and meaningful practice, we’re more likely to design learning that will actually have an impact. Make sense?

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

Not because they had so much fun and anarchy creating a product that only they themselves could fix or maintain. knowledge lock-in. Hi Martijn.

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. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. The same could be for larning design.

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Luis Suarez

View more presentations from Gautam Ghosh.  . Or, as Spike mentions himself in that entry, “ Community has context. Community has meaning.

?Beyond “I hate green:” Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews

Adaptive Path

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a part of a design review that included any of the following comments: [ ] I hate green. [ ] Can you make it “pop?&#. [ ] Just tweak it around a bit and we’ll have another review. [ ] Make the logo bigger. [ ] Can you just make it look like Apple? Identify visual design stakeholders.

Under the ‘Content’ Cover

Clark Quinn

Too often I see instructional design training and tools, in addition to talking about ‘objectives’ and ‘assessment’ (which I tend to call ‘practice’, for hopefully obvious reasons), talking about ‘content’. And I think that simplification is a path to bad learning design. designRight?

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computingfirst came about. … No?

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

Can we trust those hidden algorithms that are not very open and transparent in the first place while presenting the supposedly desired results?

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. View more presentations from Tim Stock.

Heading in the right direction

Clark Quinn

What I see in schools, classrooms, and corporations are information presentation and knowledge testing. design meta-learningMost of our educational approaches – K12, Higher Ed, and organizational – are fundamentally wrong. Which isn’t bad in and of itself, except that it won’t lead to new abilities to  do !

Challenges in engaging learning

Clark Quinn

I’ve been working on moving a team to deeper learning design. The goal is to practice what I preach, and make sure that the learning design is competency-aligned, activity-based, and model-driven. Avoiding presenting just knowledge and definitions is hard work. design strategy Yet, doing it in a pragmatic way.

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5 cool holiday gifts for $25 or less | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Personal Productivity (14). So when I find presents that work, I never let go. Dan Pink. Contact.

From Farm to Phone to Table: Sprig comes to the Service Experience Conference

Adaptive Path

We got his non-designer take on the importance of service experience and where he sees a need for service design in the future.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

Yes, there likely will be some content presentation, but it’s not  everything , and instead is the core model with examples of how it plays out in context. The processing that helps make models stick includes having learners generate products: giving them data or outcomes and having them develop explanatory models. design

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Useful cognitive overhead

Clark Quinn

You’ve seen them here in my blog (or will if you browse around a bit), and in my presentations. design meta-learningAs I’ve reported before , I started mind mapping keynotes not as a function of filling the blog, but for listening better. only posted it because I thought I should do  something with it!