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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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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. Are you doing good learning design?

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy?

The magic question

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote a paper about design, some of the barriers our cognitive architecture provides, and some heuristics I used to get around them. The approach, which I then called ‘no-limits’ design, has to do with looking at what solution you’d develop if you had no limits. designClarke quote ).

The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Designers

Adaptive Path

Are there common personality traits among designers that should shape the way they’re managed? Design managers naturally think about what they need from their team, but Bob Baxley , a design executive in Silicon Valley, believes it’s more interesting to consider what designers need from their manager in order to thrive.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. I ask myself this question often. But what about your own?

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Rethinking Design: Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

‘click to see more ‘) and maybe asking quiz questions. design So they might create a guide for decisions (e.g.

Want to Design for Impact?

Adaptive Path

That’s a BIG, TOUGH question. DesignMap specializes in designing software for their clients. The best way to learn design thinking?

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.

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.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design Thinking is the featured topic in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review with four articles on the subject. “It’s

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. I ask myself this question often. But what about your own?

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Designing the Olympics Participant Experience

Adaptive Path

Can you imagine the complexity and opportunity of designing the participant experience for the Olympics? Did I mention that it’s real?

[2b2k] Back when not every question had an answer

David Weinberger

My program was going to look for anything between a “[[" and a "]]”,, which would designate an in-place end note.)The “Simple!”

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.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. This creates a central issue revolving around the strategic design of distance and online learning. This is my response. ( PDF Version ) What is the biggest challenge facing online and distance learning in general today?

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. There is an imperative here:  “The constructal law is a shout from the rooftops: Everything that flows and moves generates designs that evolve  to survive (to live). The authors caution.

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Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. Kendra comes to us via the venerable Cooper design team, but prior to that was a part of Adaptive Path , which makes for a good kind of déjà vu. How might you characterize the state of service design?

A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

Adaptive Path

What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know? What do you hope to leave people with after your talk?

Design like a pro

Clark Quinn

So, two questions: is there a science of learning, and is it used. And yet, if you’re going to be a learning designer or engineer , you should know the science and be using it. You could read Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn as a very good interpretation of the science. design

10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). What impact has mobile learning had on instructional design? Why mobile / why now?

Evil Design

Clark Quinn

In the mobile ideation session I ran today for some folks, the question came up about good and bad examples of design, and subsequent events reminded me of the topic of not just bad, but evil design. I think such a design takes advantage of our cognitive architecture, falling into a pattern, in unconscionable ways.

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.

What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design. just ask a question. Learn to Draw – you need time to practice. Social learnin

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

JJG: One thing I find fascinating about cartography is that question of what you keep in and what you leave out. Why was I such a weird kid?

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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Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. Quiet design.

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. * * *. Dan''s Bookshelf Design It works.

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. * * *. Design ReadingFirst we had IQ.

Mark Jones on the Pros and Cons of External Service Design Consultancies vs. In-house Teams

Adaptive Path

More and more companies are exploring service design with external consultancies or by building in-house teams. Mark Jones , VP of Design at UnitedHealthcare and former Managing Director at IDEO Chicago, will speak at our upcoming Service Experience Conference about his experience on both sides. Can you give me a bit of a preview?

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars.

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

Clark Quinn

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. Will : Clark my friend, you ask tough questions! Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design? design Oh, the horror!

Non-profit business design: the human side has to come first  

Adaptive Path

Our nonprofit partner, Homebridge , has a design problem that is terribly, incredibly unfair: monetizing what they do to support the parts of their mission that will never be profitable. Fortunately, as designers, we love unfair places. As designers, we solve problems. Non-profits are in a really stomping mad, unfair place.

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). He had this awesome imagination, persuasiveness, ambition and design aesthetic. Dan Pink. Contact.

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. IP policies?

IBM at MX 2014: Design-centered at Scale

Adaptive Path

Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of amazing work done to manage and lead in organizations from a design perspective. One of the things that stood out most from many of them is how important commitment from overall leadership is to putting design and experience at the core of an organization’s activities. Yikes!) MX: Managing Experienc

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.

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?

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.