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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


This excellent anti-presentation got me thinking about how much training today is actually delivered via PowerPoint. An LCM.what? Moment No.

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Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, there were widely different parallel architecture designs, some coming from universities and others from industry.

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

Instructional Design Orthodoxy


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.

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

Beth Kanter

It includes design and facilitation – and these days those are important leadership skills. Flickr Photo by Iain. The choice is yours.

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.

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! That means don’t try to use ten different fonts on the same image! 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

I 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.

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. Indeed, e?learning commercial models.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

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. Why Use One? Thanks everyone!

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. It’s been great to discuss instructional design with other trainers that Deborah has brought together.

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I 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. In truth, design has spread like gas to almost all facets of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking. They make the design.”.

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.

Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars

Adaptive Path

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. What nuggets from your experience as a design manager do you have that you think the audience at MX is really going to value? Typically you’d have years to develop this type of product, and we had months.

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.

Alan Cooper: Letting Light into the Forest

Adaptive Path

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. I asked him if he felt the same way about service design. “As

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.

A complex look at task assignments

Clark Quinn

It could be a presentation, a video, a document, or what have you. There could even be a model presentation. design meta-learning socia

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. Business or Pleasure? - Wrong.

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?

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.

?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.

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Luis Suarez

View more presentations from Gautam Ghosh. . So, what is eventually a community, then, you may be wondering, right?, Community has meaning.

Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

One had heard me speak about learning design, and one had heard about a workshop I’d given, but both contacted me. It is clear they realized that there’s value to them for having a scrutable learning design. They had a good design, largely, under the constraints, but there were some systematic design problems.

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?

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?

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. I presented to the team my vision, we worked out a process, and started coaching the team during development. design strateg

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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