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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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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? The post Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy appeared first on Learnlets.

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.  I wrote a summary of the paper as four posts, starting here.  I was reminded of one of the heuristics in a conversation, and had a slightly deeper realization that of course I wanted to share.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.

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

”  —Me via Twitter while boarding a plane. I ask myself this question often. For designers, this means more than customers and users.

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Rethinking Design: Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

‘click to see more ‘) and maybe asking quiz questions. design Am I making sense here?

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

The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new.  You can’t touch them. 

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.

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?

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

—Me via Twitter while boarding a plane. I ask myself this question often. For designers, this means more than customers and users.

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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?

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.

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

David Weinberger

” So, it’s 1982 and you have a programming question. ComputerCloset. began using WordStar and ran into an issue pretty quickly.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. HRSDC.

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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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

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. Look, if you’re going to do design, do it right. 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?

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? 

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. This seems designed for the sheer purpose to get more fees. designLet me cite a few examples. How about you?

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.

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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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.

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. Andrea Fineman [AF]: The subject of your talk–working with in-house design groups vs. external consultancies–is a big topic these days and especially interesting for us at Adaptive Path. Can you give me a bit of a preview?

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.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

Expert: This is content and information that is delivered by listening and questioning a subject matter expert. Learning Training Design

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. Will : Clark my friend, you ask tough questions! design It just might.

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. Dan''s Bookshelf 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. * * *. 1. Design ReadingFirst we had IQ.

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.

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.

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. MX: Managing Experience

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.

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.

Digging into MOOC Mania: One Investor's Key Research Questions and Approach

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some of the questions we’re looking at are on the slide. Question: Does the Gates foundation fund X? Probably not. Just five?