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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.

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.

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?

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

And stop measuring success by projects if youre really all about Software Development. Do you ship it back to the factory? knowledge lock-in.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. software. software although it can be inferred from the post. product?&# McAfee.

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.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Google Search: Web search engine. PowerPoint: Presentation software. Learning is happening on every social media platform.

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. 

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


One of four online searches is currently conducted on a mobile device 2. hours per day on mobile device 1. Not sure what that means?

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

Most courses assume that the instructor and designer should sensemake for learners. Learning transparently is an act of teaching.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

" March 26, 2008 in Application Becomes the Platform | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

The connection between learning and application is hampered as MOOC resources do not always persist after a course has ended and there is limited search functionality in MOOCs. DALMOOC has been designed to model a distributed information structure. Learners will have the option to search context relevant resources in ProSolo.

Browsers should have been cars. Instead they’re shopping carts.

Doc Searls

It’s not for lack of trying on the part of websites and services such as search engines. At least not on its Web page. (If I use the location bar as a place to search, it gives me results, for some non-obvious reason.). search for “prepaid wireless internet access” on All of us are.

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

The service is simple enough -- and draws upon a few social conventions that will be instantly recognizable. (So feel free to just go try it out and skip the rest.) At its core, Findings is a service that allows you to capture, store, search, and share small snippets of text from eBooks and web pages. It’s a social commonplace book.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

experience learning hands-on through collaborative work, community, search, social software, blogs and tweets. with Jay Cross. Format.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. Mobile devices route around IT; amateurs can bid software slaves do their will. No one works alone.

What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complexity of AI software.  “We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software.  as its annual question. But wait!  Should we panic? 

iWitness Aims to Aggregate News By Time and Place

Adaptive Path

Keyword searches and hashtags provide partial solutions, but still do not differentiate between first-person accounts and other kinds of content. iWitness is a Web-based software tool that will enable individuals and news organizations to aggregate and cross-reference news events with user-generated online content related by time and place.

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The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, there’s Richard Stallman and the traditionaldefinition of open source as four elements (Stallman, 1994): - Freedom to run the software - Freedom to study the software - Freedom to distribute the software - Freedom to modify the software. They’ve been search-engine optimized. No problem at all. And so on.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning… A large part of this talk is about that change. Think of non-standard designs. Interesting.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious). They had 100 people participating. There was zero feedback.

Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to support the requirement of our increasingly digital society, we now must figure out how to start capturing major aspects of the law in software and algorithms.  . The only possible answer is to embody the appropriate laws and policy principles governing such transactions into software.  Is this even feasible? 

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Why E2.0

The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For me, some of the key questions include: What methods can “translate&# into an online space – why or why not? Lots to learn and explore.

Promoting IA in Poland

Adaptive Path

From Hardware to Software. Last week I attended and presented at the 2011 Polish IA Summit. From Sketches to Post-mortems. From Old to New.

Promoting IA in Poland

Adaptive Path

From Hardware to Software. Last week I attended and presented at the 2011 Polish IA Summit. From Sketches to Post-mortems. From Old to New.



In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. Faceted, Object Search. ?. ?. Key: ?

[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” That’s why you can still do Creative Commons searches at Flickr. There's no question" that policy over social software is coming. Geeks will hack at software but treat ToS as sacred. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

For example, we could search in real time, but search engine indexes were essentially archives, no matter how often they were updated.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google.  But, is it worth it? 

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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID3 is developing software mechanisms and an open software platform to implement and enforce these principles.  .

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Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In so doing, a person might take a course, search for recipes, ask for help, or - in the style of the underrated film ' The Raman Girl ' or that overrated film ' The Karate Kid ' - find a mentor to show you how to steam noodles. Thousands - maybe millions - of people has taught themselves how to write software. Let me explain.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From an engineering perspective any technology, be it a tool, software, or processes and procedures, or new work practices, is a solution.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the key missions of ID³ is the creation of trust frameworks , which it defines as:  “A combination of software mechanisms, contracts, and rules for defining, governing and enforcing the sharing and protection of information according to a common and independently verifiable standard of performance.  The list continues to grow.” .

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The American Society for Training and Development was founded and designers brought a systems focus to training. Executive Summary 3. What’s up?

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Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant – Part 2?

Kevin Wheeler

Apple’s vision is centered on its strengths in design and in creating simple user interfaces.  By using this common vision and focusing on it strengths, Apple has moved from being a computer company to one where it produces a variety of products and services from software and a music stores to telephones and iPads. Shared Vision.