How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. What do you think is the future of neurodiversity in design, and in the workplace?

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Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve been thinking about fresh approaches to instructional design. Instructional design was invented around the time of World War II. A major part of modern instructional design involves creating and nurturing learning ecologies.

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$1 million e-learning no more…


Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. My first job out of graduate school was as an Interactive Designer for a small but growing multimedia development firm. September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 | #1 rapid elearning courses rapid elearning courses… Hey nice post there.

Pursuing Passion

John Hagel

  A strong argument can be made that our 20th century institutions – especially schools and firms – were explicitly designed to suppress passion because it undermined predictability and created friction where scalable efficiency was the imperative. Indeed, our 2009 Shift Index discovered that the presence of passion diminishes among the workforce as the size of the firm increases.  We often talk about passion, but we tend to use it very loosely. 

Learning Pulse


Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse October 30th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department , briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. Clive Shepherd is blogging on how this has changed in 2009. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Designing a narrative with index cards

Dave Gray

The approach borrows heavily from the card sorting method used in software design. Working on the workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I recently got an email from a teacher who wanted to know how she could help her students develop better presentations.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

Intangible assets — a skilled workforce, patents and know-how, software, strong customer relationships, brands, unique organizational designs and processes, and the like — generate most of corporate growth and shareholder value,” wrote NYU Professor Baruch Lev in Harvard Business Review in June 2004.

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eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

But ultimately, the internal customer and likely someone who is in another department within L&D who is responsible for learning design (ID) ultimately decides on the approach that will be taken.

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

For example, instructional designers no longer have time to develop formal courses. Workers will also have to be their own instructional designers, selecting the best methods of learning. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department.

Mission Bicycle and Adaptive Path: Experience Design in Retail

Adaptive Path

Zack had plans for the shop’s interior design, but the experience of the retail environment was still missing. The goal was to design a simple retail experience that would help customers assemble their perfect, custom bike. Prototyping the experience design concepts in our studio.

Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

Steven Berlin Johnson

I probably read twenty mini-essays about Safari’s new tab design.) The following is a speech I gave yesterday at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.

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Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Any experiment, though, designed to provide new models for journalism is going to be an improvement over hiding from the real, especially in a year when, for many papers, the unthinkable future is already in the past. This entry was posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 9:22 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. The Argument for Web Design Education « Help Save Web Design at Washington University says: January 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm. [.] Clay Shirky.

LearnTrends 2009

Nancy White

I’ll again be on the team of “sharers&# for the LearnTrends 2009 online event hosted by Tony Karrer, Jay Cross and George Siemens. We use the polarities that are developed in Digital Habitats to tie these examples together and give you design ideas for program development. This time I’ll be dialing in from Australia (I’ll put that schedule up next!). I hope I remember to set my alarm clock!!!

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. My experience is that your standard academic simply won't touch this stuff (learning design). So, what is the future of learning design? The same could be for larning design.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

A stock exchange is designed to help capital flow and we need to use knowledge exchanges to allow ideas to flow. Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves.

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Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Ideally, an organization would have solid data about revenue generated by specific employees and functions or about products and services designed and delivered. Reply ] Reply sandra742 September 9, 2009 at 7:21 am Hi!

Designing on Purpose: An Interview with David Butler, VP of Design at Coca-Cola

Adaptive Path

Brandon Schauer and Henning Fischer recently sat down with David Butler, VP of Design for the Coca-Cola Company and MX 2009 speaker. Here’s part 1 of “Designing on Purpose.&#. David Butler] We have a global design function and that entails four design centers around the world: one in North America, one in Europe, one in Asia and then on in our corporate headquarters. I was fortunate enough to be tapped to figure out what to do with design. [HF]

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 dagblakstad January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm I found this post excellent, and one I will revisit when developing new software. Saqib Ali January 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm Excellent blog post Prof.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Industrial-age training required flocks of instructional designers to develop training programs and instructors to deliver them. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The Learnosity system is designed for speaking, listening and learning via a mobile phone. Based on the results of the placement test, students are offered a language course designed to meet their goals. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here.

9 experiences for 2009

Adaptive Path

Take Flickr for example, a photo sharing service that successfully emerged in 2004 not just because of good design, technology, and leadership, but because of the coincidental mass adoption of camera phones and affordable high-quality digital cameras. To change consumer behaviors we must design motivational experiences that push, pull, and ease the pathway to adopting new habits. Tags: Experience Strategy 2009 user experience predictions experiences Futures

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. December 2-4, 2009 eAsia , Colombo, Sri Lanka. link] December 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy.

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Let's imagine we are designing a computer system. That's why, when we design computers, first we build the hardware, then we install the operating system, then we install application programs, and only then do we add the data - the facts with which we expect our computer to work.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009

Jay Cross

George Siemens , Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Gen Y Redefines Learning by Kevin Wheeler on August 10, 2009 Gen Y, those in their twenties now, and all those who follow are born of bits and bytes.

When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen

Charles Jennings

The instructional designers and SMEs feel the need to cover every possibly eventuality and load courses with scenarios, examples and other ‘just-in-case’ content. Maybe if they have photographic memories they can, but designing for photographic memories is not really a sensible strategy.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Don't Waste Your Time , April 1, 2009 This has been brewing for some time now.

The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle

Clark Quinn

In The Nurnberg Funnel , he documented how this design led to 25 cards, 1 per learning goal, that beat a 94 page traditionally designed manual hands-down in outcomes. The answer may well be ‘out there’, and rather than for learning designers to try to track it down and capture it, the learner can send out the need and there’s a good chance an answer will come back! Tags: design

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Some instructors and instructional designers now see me as a job threat. Agile instructional design. I nstructional design was invented around the time of World War II.


Co-operation for Networks

Harold Jarche

That’s quite an important distinction when looking at work analysis and design. Stephen Downes took me to task for my suggestion that collaboration was the optimum type of group work in networks: collaboration means ‘working together’. That’s why you see it in market economies.

ADHD = Different Reward / Motivation Pathway?

Eide Neurolearning

Perhaps the rewards of socializing, dodgeball at recess, doodling a design for game, or designing a space ship out of legos are more rewarding (and deserving of focus and care) than Mad Math Minutes? More on the evolving story about ADHD biology and reward.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Bill Anderson on 08 Jun 2009 at 1:27 pm Nancy, thanks for providing the concise and information-packed posting.

What training can learn from advocacy

Harold Jarche

We live in an information-rich environment and in our daily lives constantly receive messages conveyed through design. So gather all that useful data, tell a compelling story using good design and understand your audience well enough to speak on their terms. Developing a Great Experience

Adaptive Path

iPhone app the team had moved from design into development. We tested scenarios and we tweaked the design when implementation revealed new ways to solve problems. The final design for data synchronization results in the user seeing some shorts bursts of network activity while browsing around. app is designed to work a lot like the iPod app. What seems like a pretty simple app design on it’s surface reveals quit a bit of complexity during implementation.

Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

It also has an impact on Learning Design and Learning Organizations … more on this below. Many of us are familiar with the Horizon Report for 2009 , The World Is Flat , and Stephen Downes - The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On.

Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

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eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning.

The 2009 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Good virtual organizations are designed to help bring together different groups from within and outside the organization, so they can better work and share ideas with each other. Last week I participated in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.