Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5)

Dave Snowden

Its more about staying alert and exploiting patterns of possibilities as they start to become visible. 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). It is not just about responding to patterns, its about creating the conditions in which radical re-purposing is easier to stimulate and easy to recognise.

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. By distributed I mean using multiple, cognitively, behaviourally and culturally diverse groups working independently of each other (wisdom of crowds) to reduce bias and pattern entrainment as well as to increase the possibility of outlier identification and novelty. . The post Thinking about design ‘thinking’ appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

Using our brains for complex pattern matching and decision making is likely better than remembering arbitrary and rote steps. 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…?

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. .

Unpacking some nuances

Clark Quinn

Similarly, engineering equations about curves could be used for a roller coaster instead of a abstract pattern. 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.

Tools for LXD?

Clark Quinn

How do you use external resources to keep your design on track? We are pattern-matchers and meaning-makers, naturally making up explanations for things that happen. Our cognitive architecture is designed to do this; to help us adapt to the first-level world we evolved in. And, in particular, for design. Design tends to involve complex responses, in this case in terms of an experience design. You might be using templates for good design.

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Templates for good

Clark Quinn

Merriam-Webster defines it as “a gauge, pattern, or mold used as a guide to the form of a piece being made” In terms of software and business, templates are forms with some of the elements already completed. With them, it’s easier to do design. For instance, we can ask that the objective include elements of measurable evaluation, and carry that forward through the final practice design.

from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

Our existing education and training systems are not designed for this task. We may discern some patterns from the past but our current challenges — as we shift to an electric-digital-networked age — are unique. But none of our institutions, including our markets, are designed for what is to come. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment.

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Narrative: paying the piper

Dave Snowden

Those reflections themselves arise from conversation is smaller groups and the whole thing is designed to keep ideas open for as long as possible: avoiding premature convergence. It is a complex facilitation technique and as such is designed to facilitate emergence rather than engineer an outcome.

The impacts of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Learning and Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These areas help is in upskilling, instructional design, instructon, coaching, more. There are three main types of machine learning: supervised learning, where you provide lables or tags with the data, and the computer learns to identify unlabled data unsupervised learning, where we don't have lables in the data we provide, where the machine tries to find patterns, clusters or similarities in the data, which it then uses to classify everything else reinforcement learning - eg.

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Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer Contact North | Contact Nord These are summary notes of the talk, taken by me, “I’m here because I’m old….

Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today. When we look at random things, we see patterns in them. Human brains are essentially pattern-recognition devices. So it's no surprise that we recognize patterns. Suffice it to say that they are all of the form "God is the best explanation for x" where 'x' is existence, or causation, or design, etc.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

Beth Kanter

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. In summary, the purpose of the dot voting is to: Identify the strongest ideas and patterns of interest. There are platforms that are designed to support design thinking methods such as Mural.Co. Facilitation Training Design

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

The author, Eirini Maliaraki, an interaction designer, argues for more precise definition of the emerging field “AI for Good,” with a focus on outcomes, not the technology. I shared a few more examples of AI-driven fundraising here ) 3) Campaign Content: Examples of nonprofits using Quilt.AI , which takes every organization’s digital imprint and lets a nonprofit to better understand data patterns in large amount of data to predict changes in human behavior.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

AI can do this faster than humans to identify patterns. The platform is described as a “Slack-first” HR platform designed to help managers proactively combat abuse by fostering collaboration, teamwork, and inclusion. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. Complexity and chaos require us to structure for curiosity and resolve , as Apple has done with their design approach. Step narrowly: Specializing narrowly in a field too small for augmentation (Cross-cultural Competency, Design Mindset).

Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pyramid design by I.M. The design is reflected in the reconstruction of the Reichstag , completed in 1999. I remember at the time when it opened being told it was designed this way to reflect openness and transparency - the new values that a reunified Germany would present to the world. But more, the design of the cathedral also represents an attempt to find that fine point of balance where the creations of humanity mirror the patterns of nature.

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range & inefficiency

Harold Jarche

of our research and education practices are designed for ‘kind’ environments where the rules and parameters are relatively clear. But the world, and most fields of human endeavour are complex, or ‘wicked’ “ In wicked domains, the rules of the game are often unclear or incomplete, there may or may not be repetitive patterns and they may not be obvious, and feedback is often delayed, inaccurate, or both.”

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change takes time and effort

Harold Jarche

They see patterns before others do. Companies focused on quarterly results are not designed to make such a leap. The idea that generalists and soft skills are needed in the modern workplace seems to be hitting the mainstream of HR, L&D, etc. I have written about these for the past decade or more, and I think it’s necessary to clarify some of the discussion. Wicked problems need neo-generalists. Neo-generalists defy common understanding.

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New E-Book: #AI4Good – Nonprofit Trends and Use Salesforce.Org Cases

Beth Kanter

AI works more quickly and efficiently than humans in analyzing patterns in large datasets to provide insights. The report adapts a set a framework by Christopher Noessel , designer for the Watson Customer Experience team at IBM focusing on interaction with AI. The framework is a set questions around these concepts: Prepare, Optimize, Advise, Automate, Reduce, and Finish and provides an example of the questions to ask around designing a virtual assistant.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.”

Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

An initiative is designed to start a journey rather than complete a goal. One of the simplest ways of reducing this danger is not to design or build a final structure but instead create sufficient structure that evolutionary processes can allow something more sustainable and resilient to emerge. I’ll be writing a lot on this subject over 2019 and it is the final missing piece that I needed to get the book done.

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. Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). Also aka 'design research', where proving something works is all that it takes) - what's wanted?

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.” 2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. 2019).

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Sensing patterns and helping to develop emergent work and learning practices. In 2019: A workplace learning odyssey Performance support will be built into the workflow and take the form of online tools, networks and coaching. In The Big Question the folks from Bottom Line Performance say: The challenge for instructional designers is no longer finding some relevant information on an obscure topic.