Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. pattern recognition. design thinking. Design Networks Real Learning Stoos

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible. His next book, DUAL PURPOSE: Redefining the Meaning of Work , will publish November 10, 2015.

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David McCandless #CALDC3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

He demonstrated the power of insight by tapping into the power of our pattern matching cognitive architecture. . designDavid McCandless gave a graphically and conceptually insightful talk on the power of visualization at the Callidus Cloud Connections.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

The idea that companies could neatly slice the learning patterns of their people into three carefully-defined and carefully analysed buckets like this belies belief. “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm. Computers are excellent at analyzing large data sets looking for correlations and patterns.

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Narratives of culture: overture

Dave Snowden

The tool is designed to allow people to see the overall pattern of culture and then take small actions in the here and now and see if those achieve change.

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

Adaptive Path

Well, it’s a little easier when you know what to look for, what the patterns of success are. From a wealth of work in this space, we’ve found some common patterns that have emerged when we travel from current-state experience maps to bringing about future-state experiences.

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a summary of a talk by Diane Larsen-Freeman at TESL 2015. Complexity theory - scientists seek patterns and relations within systems. In complex systems you have systems made up of components which interact, and give rise to patterns at other levels of complexity.

Purpose: The Word of 2016

Dan Pontefract

The Purpose Effect is the pattern I have exposed. The company has designed both a soccer ball (called the Soccket) and a jump rope (called the Pulse) that produce energy after a few hours of use. Several years ago I started an annual writing tradition that continues to this day.

Where I’m coming from

Jay Cross

Our brains seek patterns, often finding one when it’s not intentionally there. Seek patterns. Crafty designers put them way down in posts so you could read the start of a post while the images were gradually appearing on screen.

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

To mark the anniversary, this excerpt from finding perpetual beta is a summary of what I believe are some of the most important issues facing organizational design today. Patterns can be sensed and responses prepared, but each case is different.

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising. Smart technologies should be designed to enable more citizen connections.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

The rise of flexible, remote and freelance work and shifts where and how people shop and socialise are significantly changing travel patterns.

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Why models matter

Clark Quinn

Our brains are pattern matchers, and the more we observe a pattern, the more likely it will remind us of something, a model. Consequently, it’s also one of the things I push as a key improvement to learning design. It’s a good basis for design, for problem-solving, and for learning. design meta-learning strategy

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. But our organizations are not designed for complexity.

[misc][liveblog] Alex Wright: The secret history of hypertext

David Weinberger

At the beginning of the 19th, the Jacquard loom used cards to guide weaving patterns, inspiring Charles Babbage to create what many [but not me] consider to be the first computer. Alex now tells us about Paul Otlet , a Belgian who at the age of 15 started designing his own cataloging system.

always something to learn

Harold Jarche

For those designing training programs, or supporting social learning in the workplace, this is an important phenomenon to consider. Consciousness concerns itself only with the most meaningful mental constructions and is ever hungry to build new patterns over existing architectures.

My Viva

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Like this: Again, these activations do not stand for anything; they are simply characteristic patterns of spreading activation that occur in the presence of a stimulus. Patrick Dunleavy offers this list of ten typical questions that might be asked on your PhD oral exam.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And in order to preserve and promote self-efficacy, design is important. Other writers refer to these criteria under the heading of flow, and trace its origin to game design. Belshaw, 2015) Three major types of skills are identified: exploring, building and connecting. Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design. 2015, January 13). There are two types of MOOCs.

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A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. 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.

intangible value

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., You can’t plan networks or force fit them into any pattern.

What I've Learned From Philosophy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are many ways to define things: we can point to them, we can say what they contain, we can say what properties they have, we can talk about what they do, what they were designed to do, what they actually do, what they might do, we can say what they're for, we can talk about where they're from or who (or what) created them, and on and on. I posted an item in OLDaily today from Forbes touting the benefits of formerly 'useless' liberal arts degrees.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

E.g., Uber shared its data on traffic patterns with the city of Boston. Todd: If you are an incredibly gifted, patriortic, high EQ designer, dev, devops, data scientists, or you know someone who is, go to whitehouse.gov/usds where you can learn about the Digital Service and apply to join this amazing band. I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists.

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[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Look at user needs to design services. We generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use. I’m at The 13th annual International Conference of University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

Interview Stephen Downes by Renée Filius

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I''ve played around with vital feedback simulators so that the design of the equipment that you''re on simulates the physical feedback you get, doing neural surgery. Renée Filius : But perhaps we could change that by making a better design of the course, of the education? So, one of the things that we have tried to do when designing these MOOCs is to design it in such a way that it accommodates people at different levels in their professional development.

CBT is becoming less effective, like everything else

Mind Hacks

Burkeman is commenting on a new meta-analysis that reports that more recent trials of CBT for depression find it to be less effective than older trials but this pattern is common as treatments are more thoroughly tested. Counter-intuitively, for something considered to be ‘an inert control condition’ the placebo response is very sensitive to the design of the trial, so even comparing placebo against several rather than one active treatment can affect placebo response.

In the mind of a drone

Mind Hacks

These include the effect of humanless warfare, how suicide bombers are being dronified, how reducing the risk to soldiers might make civilians a more inviting target, whether remote-drone-pilot PTSD is convenient myth, and most interesting, the reliance of ‘Pattern-of-Life Analysis’ on which to base strikes.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Stressed? Color Yourself Calm

Beth Kanter

Adult coloring books, filled with mesmerizing designs and even swear words are a hit, not just because it is fun to color. Adult coloring books can help you de-stress. Adult Coloring Patterns – The most popular coloring book on Amazon!

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. Technology, for instance, is bad at pattern-matching and meaning-making, two things we’re really pretty good at. design meta-learning mobil

Jedi Principles of UI Animation

Adaptive Path

I used be a print designer, then web designer, then UI designer. What that really means is I can’t make my designs come to life. As a designer, you have unlimited ways to draw fictional worlds within your apps and websites.

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Cyborg Thinking: Cognition, Context, and Complementation

Clark Quinn

That is, our brains are powerful pattern matchers, but have a hard time remembering rote information, particularly arbitrary or complicated details. The sheer computational ability eventually trumped the familiar pattern approach. Now map this to mobile: we want to design the best complement for our cognition. It’s maybe only a slight shift in perspective, but it is a different view than designing to be, say, easy to use. design mobile

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for. AlphaGo was given access to 30 million board positions from an online repository of games, and was essentially told “Use this to figure out how to win” by detecting subtle patterns between actions and outcomes.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. Also aka 'design research', where proving something works is all that it takes) - what's wanted? This is a common pattern for systematic reviews.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

MIT economist David Autor explored the lessons from history in a 2015 paper, Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. AI has been making extraordinary progress in the past few years.

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Dean Krafft on the Linked Data for Libraries project

David Weinberger

Cornell: Dean Krafft, Jon Corso-Rickert, Brian Lowe, Simeon Warner Stanford: Tom Cramer, Lynn McRae, Naomi Dushay, Philip Schreur Harvard: Paul Deschner, Paolo Ciccarese, me Aim: Create a Scholarly Resource Semantic Info Store model that works within and across institutions to create a network of Linked Open Data to capture the intellectual value that librarians and other domain experts add to info, patterns of usage, and more. June 2015: Pilot SRSIS instances at Harvard and Stanford.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for. AlphaGo was given access to 30 million board positions from an online repository of games, and was essentially told “Use this to figure out how to win” by detecting subtle patterns between actions and outcomes. In a 2015 HBR interview , they noted that, at least for now, humans are still far superior in three skills areas: High-end creativity.

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

Mind Hacks

Overall, we have scores for 288,076 white Europeans, collected between 2002 and 2015, with sample sizes for each country shown on the left-hand side. Because of the design of the test it is very difficult to deliberately control your score.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015?

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The stronger are tribal/clan tendencies in a society, the more likely are corrupt hybrid designs. The UNESCO definition (2015) of a learning city expands on this definition. Smart technologies should be designed to enable more connections between citizens.