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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.

The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

  In an even more fine-grained way, experiences can be designed and used to support narratives as well.    We also seek meaning, purpose and identity on an individual level – something that narratives, and little else, are exquisitely designed to provide. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience? .

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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.

Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

Evernote tip: search (e.g.: ‘ tag:xx -tag:yy notebook:yy ‘) ; click magnify glass icon; name & save search for reuse.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. It’s designed to integrate with other agency content. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., Q&A.

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

Because of these similarities, our methodologies around generative research and non-arbitrary design decisions work together seamlessly.

Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. Hardly selfish really. We don't want fluff. In 1999 this figure stood at 60%.

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

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions.

[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Designing E.T.’s Experience: Interview with UX Week Speaker Doug Vakoch of SETI Institute

Adaptive Path

In our conversation, Doug lays out the design principles for communication with E.T., Images sourced from

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines. and questions marks or not. Or does this already exist?

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

I was designing the platform before taking on the fight to tease out relevant data about student performance. What works, and why?

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Benchmarking Online Learning

Jay Cross

73% web search. Design Increasing profitability Making sound decisionsFascinating data. WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE?

Top Ten Subliminal Searches

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned before more than half of the traffic to my blog comes from search engines. What's sometimes fun to do is take a look at various search terms that people use to find my blog. This made me wonder what else people were searching for, having me come up in the results list AND deciding to click on me. fun generator 7.


Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t.

Photographic memories

Jay Cross

A delightful nostalgic post by Paul Simbeck-Hampson this morning led me on a search of my Flickr photos. Design HistorySort of.

Bring back the old Google Image search

Doc Searls

I hate the new Google Image search. There are also more options on the search results page. My advice: keep the new layout on the results page, but go back to the old design on links from each result. I used the old one constantly and understood it well, because there wasn’t much to understand. That’s cool.

CERTainly room for improvement

Clark Quinn

So one of the things you’re supposed to do in conducting search and rescue is to go from building to building assessing damage and looking for people to help. And one of the useful things to do is to mark the status of the search and the outcomes, so no one wastes effort on an already explored building. design strategy

Google Brings SMS Search to Ghana and Nigeria

Adaptive Path

Yesterday Google announced a test launch of SMS search in Nigeria and Ghana. In places like Africa where the prevalence of mobile phones far outstrips access to the Internet via a PC, services like Google’s SMS search makes a lot of sense. It’s a great example of tailoring a service to user needs.

Constructive vs instructive

Clark Quinn

Obviously, I think that pure exploration is doomed to failure, as we know that learners can stay in one small corner of a search space without support (hence the coaching in Quest ). Yes, the tasks are designed, but they’re expected to take some responsibility for processing the information to produce outputs. design

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

This also includes search engines, portals, and more. They’re designed, developed, and delivered. design social

Cognitive prostheses

Clark Quinn

And it led me to think about the ways in which we support these limitations, as they have implications for designing solutions for our organizations. But external sources like the ability to look up or search for information is far better than trying to get it in the head. design mobile strategy technology What do we do?

Other writings

Clark Quinn

My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

If you design and deliver training for professional development, what technologies are impacting your practice?

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

At Pixar, east of San Francisco, [Steve] Jobs oversaw the design of the new building. Put together resources on how to search.

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Transformative Experience Design

Clark Quinn

training department rethinks to managers, directors, VPs; experience design reviews/refines to learning teams), my thoughts on learning experience design took a leap. However, the takeaway is that ritual is hard to design, most artificial attempts fail miserably. Tags: design But I’ve started to think deeper.

Design: our barriers

Clark Quinn

When it comes to problem solving, (and we can think of design as problem-solving as well as search), we have certain behaviors that predispose us to certain types of solutions (in other words, prematurely limiting our search space). Functional fixedness is really just about not seeing new applications of a tool.Â

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching.

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

And start getting more concrete about learning experience design. What goes into activity design is a whole separate area. This unpacks.

This Wednesday: Beyond the Desktop Panel Discussion

Adaptive Path

He cited Google Voice Search on the iPhone, an application that combines both voice and sensor input, as an important technology to watch.

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. She came back from Japan trying to design a more useful display. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Integrated Learnings The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches - The Learning Generalist The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Iterations huh? - Agile Instructional Design I'm still studying all of this to see whether I really buy that Agile methods will work. It's the updating part that doesn't happen.

Ten Weeks, Ten Ideas: Internship Edition

Adaptive Path

Last December we started searching for interns hungry to get a taste of life in a design firm. 3.There is no Ballmer Peak for design.

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Performance Support isn’t (or shouldn’t be) cheap either!

Clark Quinn

First, there’s a lot that goes into good job aid design. It was graphically designed appropriately, with spacing and color, and informationally designed but not usably designed. You need to do the right analysis, right information design, graphic design, and usability design. design strategy

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

” Knud shows a photo of children doing searches by interacting with blocks on the floor. Q: Design is crucial. NOTE: Live-blogging.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Meghan Dinan, SUNY Enrollment Services - Recruitment Project for Online Programs Puts all the programs on one spot - easy to search, very accessible.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 1)

Adaptive Path

Her extensive experience heading up design at TiVo has given her a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a great experience in a high technology product. At TiVo, we were fortunate that the team that designed the very first TiVo DVR realized they were making something revolutionary, and they wanted the interface to reflect that.

Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

Adaptive Path

So I took this to mean that I went beyond the jargon by framing it as a proper part of our design vocabulary. Success! Evolving the Touchpoint.

The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.