Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules.

Trending Sources

This map shows what white Europeans associate with race – and it makes for uncomfortable reading

Mind Hacks

Since 2002, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have logged onto a website run by Harvard University called Project Implicit and taken an “implicit association test” (IAT), a rapid-response task which measures how easily you can pair items from different categories.

Hard Finding Good Developers / Designers

Tony Karrer

million new computer and IT related job opening between 2002 and 2012 Based on my personal experience in hiring people in Los Angeles and based on the complaints of my fellow members of the Los Angeles CTO Forum, this already has real impact on us. I just saw a post by Karl Kapp that discusses the fact that there's a shortage of IT professionals. Some facts he cites: In September 2006, IT employment stood at 3,667,100 up 4.2%

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I found the most satisfying answer to this seemingly Socratic question in an excellent 2002 paper - Complexity and Robustness - by professors Jean Carlson and John Doyle.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Barnett (2002) had his own interpretations of knowledge in relation to uncertainty and change. link] (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: [link]. Design should begin with where we want to end up.

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Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

Ross Dawson

It is definitely my most useful book, and while it’s hard to compare it with my other books as it has a distinct purpose and design, it is in some ways my best work. My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative. Since 2002, other universities and colleges have announced open education initiatives and openness is now a significant area of research.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

To thrive in this environment, everyone must become student and faculty and publisher and instructional designer. Think of a domain, say, chip designers. Designers usually only look at the formal component of learning. ” Ageless Learner, 2002.

Finally I have an answer when people ask what I do! Visualization of our group’s business model

Ross Dawson

A few months ago I started designing a business model diagram to help me conceptualize the relationship between our brands and activities, our scalable and less scalable business models, and our current priorities.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). This initiative designed and built software to support a pan-Canadian network of learning object repositories and to develop a Canadian version of LOM called CanCore.


David Weinberger

And at the other end of the scale, the range of apps — each beautifully designed, of course — was fantastic. Because the cards were bitmapped, they tended to highlight their uniqueness, like the pages of a highly designed magazine, or etchings in a gallery.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He has written a number of books, including Understanding Computers and Cognition: a New Foundation for Design and Building Trust: in Business, Politics, Relationships and Life. .

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. He also had a hand in designing early days of the leader board effect’ where recognition was the reward. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

The mini blogs are almost purely sharing tools, designed to pull in a YouTube video or a link, but you can actually see the content as well, which brings it a lot more to life.".

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

Book sales have gone from 450,00/yr in 2002 to 175,000 in 2010. Design fot the future. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv. This is the second day of the conference. The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

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Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It was a game, of course, but over the next five years I progressed through the game to become a wizard, which meant that I was designing the MUD. But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). Although it wasn't designed with any overt social media component people took it upon themselves to transfer the discussion to their own forums - Facebook groups, Twitter feeds, Google Hangouts and more.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with Robot-brains vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver.” . What will the world be like in 2064?

UX Week. Now Ten Times Stronger.

Adaptive Path

We started small, with a single two-day workshop in 2001 that we took on tour around the United States in 2002. Along the way, we've been fortunate to host not only some of the world's top UX designers, but fascinating people from a wide range of disciplines. We've always looked toward fields adjacent to user experience design for inspiration. Design legend Stefan Sagmeister, offering his singular perspective on creative work.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). Learning, technology and design: Architectures for productive networked learning. I’ve never really actively “looked for work” In my late teens, my brother and I started a series of restaurants (we owned and operated seven in total).

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? Barbara: I’ve been engaged in creating five different MOOCs, and it has been such a delight to watch faculty pouring their heart into designing them. How do your course designs address this possible criticism? Maria: the key here lies not in the word MOOC but in how the learning design is done. Looking for crowd-sharing around design of the tools. Summary of a panel with Maria H.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Andrews College Building on Existing Platforms School went full laptop in 2002, pen-enabled tablet in 2008 (St.

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Namely: the people who designed the Semantic Web never read their epistemology texts. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster.

Facebook and the User Experience of Privacy

Adaptive Path

Tags: Information Architecture Product Design

The evolution of Cynefin over a decade

Dave Snowden

Complex Acts of Knowing in 2002 now up to five domains (too many people succumb to the temptation forget the fifth domain) and formally linked to complex adaptive systems theory. I'm working on a history of the Cynefin model.

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. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the MOOC part I outlined the history of our work with MOOCs, and then appealed to connectivism to inform the design principle underlying them. Again it contrasts connectivist course design with the curricular model.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

This makes me wonder about Peter Drucker’s comment that the corporation as we know it won’t be around in the next 25 years (Managing in the Next Society, 2002). It is an industrial age creation, designed to maximize physical capital and may not be optimal for maximizing “knowledge capital&#.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. We are a collection of Editors, Knowledge Workers, Meeting Managers, Trainers, Designers and Facilitators.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. Online Facilitation Course Curriculum Rev Aug 2002.

The Law of Convenience

Jerry Michalski

(I first published this page back in August 2002.). It’s not just about product or service design, its obvious applications, but also about business models and sales strategies. Tags: UX Perspectives design Friction keeps us from doing things we might otherwise really want to do, such as writing a handwritten note to a friend or donating money to people whose work we admire.

Google: "A place where it simply isn't efficient to act like an asshole.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm!

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. 2001 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap.and Others Don’t , by Jim Collins   2002 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done , by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Bob Sutton.

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Axiom Legal and the rise of virtual professional services

Ross Dawson

One of the great examples is Axiom Legal, which I first wrote about in 2002 in Living Networks : The founders of Axiom Legal saw that the clients of major law firms were paying extremely high fees which rarely reflected the cost of the lawyers doing the work. These shifts are realities, and the real focus for legal firms should be understanding the set of business models that make up their business, and how to design them the best to compete in a far more fluid and dynamic legal market.

The User Illusion

Jay Cross

Free will operates through selection, not design (It can veto.). Where artisans in the past used to possess vast tacit knowledge of materials and processes and crops, they now have to relate to consciously designed technical solutions presented via computer interface.

I'll take gender differences for $800, Alex | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). In an attempt to understand why men outnumber women in intensely competitive, high-risk fields, two Swedish scientists, Jenny Säve-Söderbergh and Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist, analyzed data from the 2002 season of their native land’s version of Jeopardy!

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

2002 Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997.

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