Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers). Dan Pontefract March 2019 Playlist (for Claire and Cate). Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders). You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5)

Dave Snowden

Exaptation is something I have blogged on before, most notably in this series of three posts back in 2012 (like 2019 a Grand Slam Year for Wales). The post Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5) appeared first on Cognitive Edge. It’s taken longer than I hoped but I now have the time to complete my series of five update posts on Cynefin. In my last post I explained the change from ‘Simple’ to ‘Obvious’ in the ordered domain.

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best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best for 2019. Ultimately, it’s my belief that social networks are systems that can be intentionally designed, and intelligently managed, to ensure that their primary impact is a positive one for the people who use them, and for the world. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Word of the Year.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge. The post Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up appeared first on Xyleme

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Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches. I’ve designated this as ‘industrialised’ given IDEO’s latest approach to training and certification. The post Thinking about design ‘thinking’ appeared first on Cognitive Edge. We started a journey on this at the same location last year and we are currently shifting into a formal method with associated tools and training.

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first finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

” The lost philosophy for design by @Acuity_Design. “In the end, these lost elements of philosophy mean that not merely is design unable to fully accommodate human experience but also unable to have meaningful ethical discussions. The lost symmetries mean that design ethics are hobbled. We need to respect human experience to design for humans. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge. The post Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up appeared first on Xyleme

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ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

Xyleme

ATD 2019 is officially in the books, and attendees walked away from this year’s event with a wealth of actionable tips as well as big picture ideas about the future of Training and Development. From keynotes by Seth Godin and Oprah, to practical tools for visual design and a big picture look at the future of learning management, this year’s conference featured 300+ sessions, 12 content tracks and 3 industry tracks, and drew more than 13,000 attendees to Washington, D.C.

Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design

Clark Quinn

So it’s time to think a bit deeper about Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design. And, of course, this is pretty much everything I argue for as being key to successful learning experience design. Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design have a really nice alignment. The post Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design appeared first on Learnlets

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The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its third year, the 2019 AI Index Report was released this past December. So was the associated 2019 AI Index Data , which includes three times as many data sets as the 2018 edition. This is largely due to the development of a variety of AI accelerators , - such as GPUs and TPUs , - specifically designed to boost the performance of the algorithms used in machine learning, convolutional neural networks , machine vision and other AI applications.

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What new trends and technologies can we use to design and deliver modern training experiences?

Jane Hart

This is the question Jo Cook asked me in today’s TJ Talks. Here is my longer answer. Modern Workplace Learning

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The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Instructional design, as is well documented, has it roots in meeting the needs for training in WWII. User experience (UX) came from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) revolution towards User Centered Design. It’s worth thinking about the trajectories and the intersections that are the roots of LXD, Learning eXperience Design. Eager to continue my education, I avidly explored learning and instruction, technology (particularly AI), and design. design strategy

Labels for what we do

Clark Quinn

While it’s true for our field as a whole, it’s also true for the specific job of those who design formal learning. He goes through the usual candidates of labels for what we do – instructional designer, learning designer, learner experience designer – and finds flaws. And I agree with him on learning designer and instructional designer. So learning designer is out. design strategy

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In contrast, low hanging fruit projects are modest, invisible , and generally CIO-driven, designed to improve operations, customer satisfaction and financial returns. A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport gave a talk on the state of AI in the enterprise at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. His talk was based on two recent US surveys conducted by Deloitte, the first one in 2017 followed by a second in 2018.

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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

It is all about capturing actions that make a difference – part of the design is then to find out what other people are doing, this is designed to be an asset for everyone who wants to make a difference and we will be developing more reports and access methods – if any of my Agile friends out there want to volunteer their services again get in touch, we will probably organise some hackathons later in the year when the volumes are high enough.

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the waterfall development model , a project is broken down into a set of sequential phases, - e.g., conception, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment, maintenance, - each dependent on the completion of the previous phase. AI systems are designed to sense, respond and adapt to a changing environment.

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I always emphasis that Cynefin was designed as a conflict resolution framework as much as for understanding decision making – all aspects of sense-making. Something that MassSense was designed to handle on a near real time basis by shifting to the liminal aspect of the chaotic domain. .

Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

design strategyAs one of the things I talk about, I was exploring the dimensions of difficulty for performance that guide the solutions we should offer. What determines when we should use performance support , automate approaches, we need formal training, or a blend, or…? It’s important to have criteria so that we can make a sensible determination. So, I started trying to map it out.

Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

The alignment (EEA: Effectiveness-Engagement Alignment) I found in Engaging Learning was based upon research I did on designing games for learning. So, really, the goals are implicit in the SeM; you shouldn’t be designing learning unless you have some learning goals! We’re talking learning experience design here, and having the learning combine engagement as well is a nice outcome. design games

Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

There’s a lot of call for evidence-based methods (as mentioned yesterday ): L&D, learning design, and more. The approach I discuss in things like my Learning Experience Design workshops is a synthesis of theories as well. Having theories to hand that complement each other is a principled way to design individual solutions and design processes. design meta-learning social strategy

Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

This is much more than a one-way data capture: during the collection phase we can glean a sense of the present-moment understanding in the context, and from there co-design a direction of travel. Social media feeds in Summer 2018 here in the UK were, for those of us who work in the festival industry, awash with turtles trapped in plastic and discarded tents on no man’s land-esque muddy festival fields on a Monday morning.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

InternetOne was designed to be a relatively simple, highly flexible, general purpose data network that would support a wide variety of applications in the InternetTwo layer. Being general purpose was a fundamental design choice, which has enabled the Internet to keep growing and adapting to widely different applications.

Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

What, on your opinion, are the main Digital Learning (DL) trends for 2019? When we don’t really understand learning, we can be swayed by well-designed distractors. I think our design discipline needs to be smart about when to use each, and how they complement each other. Your advice to the market for 2019. The post Trends for 2019? It’s already started!

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How do you drive yourself?

Clark Quinn

This was part of the driver of the thinking that showed up in Designing mLearning , how to complement cognition. How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning. There are multiple answers, which I’ve probably talked about before, but I’ll reflect here. I think it’s important to regularly ask: “how do you drive yourself?”

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on the analysis of over 25 blockchain networks in various stages of production across multiple industries and geographies, the report recommends that a company’s blockchain journey should evolve along three distinct stages: in search of value, - establishing a minimum value ecosystem; getting to scale - creating value for an overall industry; and designing for new markets, - creating entirely new markets and business models.

Exploring synergies and interaction between the Cynefin Framework and Theory of Constraints

Dave Snowden

The TOC Logical Thinking Process is designed to solve any problem by using necessity and sufficiency logic to find the answer to 3 key questions: What to change? As our business contexts become increasingly complex, the success rate of large scale transformation efforts and projects are rapidly decreasing. Many have been looking for answers to improve their performance and results, often jumping from one method to the next in search of “The Answer”.

Graham Roberts #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

design mobile technologyGraham Roberts kicked off the 2nd day of the Realities 360 conference talking about the Future of Immersive Storytelling. He told about their experiences and lessons building an ongoing suite of experiences. From the first efforts through to the most recent it was insightful. The examples were vibrant inspirations. The post Graham Roberts #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“As consumers, we take digital technologies for granted… We don’t wonder why these things are possible; we simply expect them,” said Designed for Digital a recently published book by Jeanne Ross , Cynthia Beath , and Martin Mocker in its Preface. What does designed for digital mean? To better explain what it is , the authors offer three different explanation of what business design is not. A well-designed IT architecture is very important.

The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently heard a very interesting presentation at the 2019 MIT CIO Symposium , - Why Companies Need an Augmented Reality Strategy , - by Harvard professor Michael Porter and James Heppelmann , CEO of PTC , an industrial consulting company. D igital technologies are designed right into the products. In product development, AR allows realistic 3-D models to be superimposed on the physical world as holograms, helping engineers evaluate and improve designs.

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The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designed carefully and scaled to high levels of adoption in multiple application areas, it can also create significant economic value, particularly in emerging economies, with benefits for both individuals and institutions. These risks must be taken into account in the design, implementation, and governance of any digital ID system. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Clark Quinn

design meta-learningRecently, colleague Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 institute wrote a post promoting evidence-based work. And I’m a big fan, both of his work and the post. In the post, however, he wrote one thing that bugs me. And I realize I’m flying in the face of many august folks on whether to promote direct instruction or guided discovery. So let me explain myself ;).

Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

You should have designed the experiments to answer a question, and the experimental design should have been appropriate (an A-B study, or comparing to baseline, or…). At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal.

Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

Another reason is the rapid, and to my mind mistaken, growth of psychometric testing that was an intimate part of the systems dynamics driven change on organisational design of which the likes of Senge were initiators, or rather perpetrators. Working in complexity you soon get a sense of which ideas and concepts are causing (sic) people problems. One is the whole dispositional v causal aspect on which I have written several times, most recently at the end of 2017.

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. design strategy technologyIn a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. Now this is something I’ve argued for before , in several ways. For one, separate content from how it’s delivered. And, pull content together by rules, not hardwired. And it’s also about the right level of granularity.

ILT is not Dead

Xyleme

In fact, according to the 2019 Brandon Hall Study , ILT remains the primary form of learning delivery in organizations – a whopping 94%, as opposed to eLearning at 77%. The facility, featuring different types of active learning classrooms – ‘connected’ classrooms, collaborative spaces and more—is designed to facilitate innovative learning methods and to generate ideas for both FM Global clients and employees.

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

What we have collected is a motley set of insights, of pragmatic maxims and design recommendations that serve as reminders of what the important issues and pitfalls are in this kind of endeavor.

workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Harold Jarche

Ten years ago — workplace learning in 10 years — I wrote that in 2019 much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement. If I were a young instructional designer today, I would start developing community management and support skills. I also projected that work and learning will continue to blend while stand-up training will be challenged by the ever-present back channel.

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Level of polish?

Clark Quinn

So, my first concern is the quality of the design. My mantra on design states that it has to be right first. But let’s assume that the design’s right. Perhaps the serious eLearning Design Manifesto? :) We can do better. It was pointed out that design teams in other disciplines work in layers: from concept to realization. That’s a design issue to begin, and then a presentation one. Gilded bad design is still bad design.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis. But, they differ in their explanations of the reasons for the changes.

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Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2019, it will start to become mundane… After the Great Crypto Bull Run of 2017 and the monumental crash of 2018, blockchain technology won’t make as much noise in 2019. A few months ago Walmart announced that by September of 2019, all suppliers of leafy green vegetables to its Sam’s and Walmart stores are required to input detailed information about their food into a blockchain database, so it can better keep track of its massive distribution network for fresh produce.

Unpacking some nuances

Clark Quinn

Here’s to nuanced design! designIn my book Engaging Learning , I had a suite of elements for both effective education practice and engaging experiences. Of course, the point was that they perfectly aligned. However, I’m unpacking a couple of them, and I thought it’d be helpful to ensure that I am clear about them, and so that you are too. So I’m unpacking some nuances in two different groups of elements.

A reflection from the Cynefin™ Retreat on the Aran Islands in Ireland

Dave Snowden

This soon led to conversations around culture and the metaphor of how a gardener tends and nurtures an ecology vs designing and engineering metaphors. If you feel like you have missed out, make sure not to miss the next 2 opportunities: Cynefin™ Retreat: Whistler, BC, Canada : August 18-23 2019: Decision-making & perception , with faculty Gary Klein, Mo Costandi & Dave Snowden. . Snowdonia, Wales: November 24-28, 2019.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI for Molecular Design - “The days of science relying on educated predictions - or guesses - to create new drugs and materials may become a thing of the past as artificial intelligence… will help the pharmaceutical industry identify and develop new drugs at a rapid pace.”. Let me briefly discuss the two AI-based technologies: AI for Molecular Design and AI that Can Argue and Instruct. AI-based Molecular Design. Molecular design is one such domain.