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.

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

In my final bath of the year, I finished reading Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton, an inspiring book on the spirit of design and how innovation really works.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses. Additionally, the same platform was used to deliver a course called Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge (PLENK) in 2010, as well as the 30-week course on Change.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

This is a glorious time for folks who work on designing for user experience. As those vehicles got more complex, it was recognized they needed UX disciplines like information architecture and interaction design involved, and so agencies grew UX capabilities in order to deliver that service. Unfortunately this leads to another bad practice, which is an expectation that designers will work across multiple projects.

“Can experience be designed?” Yes. No. Wait, yes. But.

Adaptive Path

Oliver Reichenstein’s recent article “Can experience be designed?&# Reichenstein does a good job cutting through a lot of the hype and fluff that surrounds experience design, drilling through the rhetoric in an attempt to reach a more substantive center. Experience Design: More than designing interfaces, less than designing houses. Not designing experiences, but designing for experiences. We can, however, design for experiences.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Berlin Johnson

On Friday, I got the galley copies of my new book, to be published in early October. It’s called Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History Of Innovation. I’ve been working on this one for almost five years now, though in some ways the idea for it is almost a decade old.

The Social Organisation Manifesto

Martijn Linssen

op 5/27/2010 02:18:00 AM Labels: 2.0 , adapt , change , E2.0 , maturity , Social Business Design , trust 1 reacties: eva.santisteban said. 6 August 2010 11:23 Post a Comment Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Business or Pleasure? -

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

there is any number that directs me to the page designed for words that begin with an E and whose first vowel after the initial letter is I, I must then write under the word Epistola in that page what I have to remark. In part because these are both extremely thoughtfully designed apps.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. Often these are positions designing for singular needs. As your files grow, fast design iteration can spin them out of control, especially on large projects. Being that UX design is by definition user-centric, it’s critical for visual practitioners to empathize with users. Siloing yourself strictly to visual design is too isolating.

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance

John Hagel

While many Edge Fellows ultimately contributed to our quest (they are listed in the Shift Index), two in particular played a pivotal role in helping to orchestrate and design the effort: Duleesha Kulasooriya and Dan Elbert. Eighteen months later, we released in the Spring of 2009 the first Shift Index , containing 25 metrics designed to capture key dimensions of the Big Shift in the US economy. The release of the 2010 Shift Index.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

D 27 July 2010 00:34 said. 27 July 2010 00:50 Martijn Linssen said. 27 July 2010 14:58 Luis Suarez said. 4 August 2010 12:45 Martijn Linssen said. 3 September 2010 11:26 Martijn Linssen said. 3 September 2010 13:16 Jo Jordan said.


Dave Gray

In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky suggests metaphor as a tool for thinking through ubicomp designs and interactions. How might your design be thwarted? Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Support for live presentations by a Process Design Consultant. I found that the act of adding TTS made me aware of a number of design issues with the presentation. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course?

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

Advocating something like “social business design should place technology at the very, very end, and people first &# is both dumb and harmful, which means that a response is important. When I was a first year doctoral student at Harvard Business School in 1994-5, we took a fascinating yearlong course called “Basic Readings in Administrative Theory&# (OK, it was probably only fascinating if you were a geek).

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. No comments Trackbacks/Pingbacks Tweets that mention In Defense of Data Centrism | Organizational Knowledge Design -- - [.]

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2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 December 2010 2010-2020: The Great Divide A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. Business or Pleasure? -

A Rant About Women ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

When I was 19 and three days into my freshman year, I went to see Bill Warfel, the head of grad theater design (my chosen profession, back in the day), to ask if I could enroll in a design course. I could either go for a set design or lighting design course, and since I couldn’t draw or draft well, I couldn’t take either. I learned to draft, Bill became my teacher and mentor, and four years later I moved to New York and started doing my own design work.

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.".

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

Session timing and design is difficult online. Most presenters are not used to designing for online, so it’s important to help them plan their sessions to be effective. It’s best to design things where the discussion forums are an added bonus and have some set questions to spark discussion. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference.

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Enterprise 2.0: but Social Business In a post of over a year ago , appropriately titled Social Business Design - the beginning or end of E2.0? , ') [link] 10 November 2010 23:24 Martijn Linssen said.

"12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in.

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. « Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 | Main. | My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior » "12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in 2010. Bob Sutton.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

As companies virtualise, using workers and contractors around the world, work processes will be designed to be used equally well by people both inside and outside the organisation. Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. Go to the report website for a full overview and executive summary.

Workplace learning is like learning a second language

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Slideshare’s World’s Best Presentation Contest 2010: the results are in 24 Tips : and my Tip for 13th December Workplace learning is like learning a second language On December 11, 2010, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart In a recent comment on my blog I compared learning in the modern day workplace with learning a second language. 

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Security features designed to prevent cheating. Best Features Free quiz designer Weaknesses Site geared more for social settings than academic or corporate Lots of advertisements along the sides of quizzes- distracting Quibblo is not included in comparison table as its not an academic or corporate quiz site.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The most beautiful.

Steve Denning

» December 28, 2010 The most beautiful bridge in the world Inder Sidhu in Doing Both (FT Press, 2010) makes a strong case for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as the most beautiful bridge in the world, because it combines two things at once: beauty and strength.

Nicole Lazzaro’s “The Future of UX is Play: The 4 Keys to Fun, Emotion and User Engagement”

Adaptive Path

She’s been working in game design for the past 20 years and I wanted a closer look at her model of the 4 keys of emotion and fun in game play. Game design is already a popular topic for experience designers and it will continue to gain in relevancy.

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Encouraging open, honest conversation through work space design, setting ground rules for conversing productively, and baking conversation into the corporate culture spread intellectual capital, improve cooperation, and strengthen personal relationships.

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Toward the end of 2010, The Economist published The World in 2011 , its annual issue with predictions for the following year on the variety of topics it normally covers. I particularly enjoyed reading Design Takes Over , the 2036 prediction by Paola Antonelli , senior curator for architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In truth, design has spread like gas to almost all facets of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking.

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

IDEO Method Cards I’ve been using these cards for years and in almost every way except as design method cards. They have story starter questions on each card designed to help people enter into conversations with each other. Alison Bickford on 03 Apr 2010 at 4:12 pm Hi Nancy.

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Social shifts the focus from Presales to Aftersales

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 1 December 2010 Social shifts the focus from Presales to Aftersales Another one of those great Twitter moments: a thought came to mind during a conversation @KRCraft Let me put it this way: Marketing 1.0 1 December 2010 04:46 said.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Do you Fear the End-Of-Year.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 29 November 2010 Do you Fear the End-Of-Year - like Judgment Day? Tweet op 11/29/2010 05:57:00 PM Labels: 1.0 , 2.0 , business exceptions , E2.0 , E2E , financials , information , maturity , Social Business Design , trust 3reacties: Anonymoussaid.