Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations. I always emphasis that Cynefin was designed as a conflict resolution framework as much as for understanding decision making – all aspects of sense-making.

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.

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

Dave Snowden

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”. 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.

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. Recognizing that LXPs are portals, not about creating experiences, we see the need for federated search. With chatbot interfaces, we can make it easier to automate the search and offering to deliver the right thing to the right person at the right time. design strategy technologyIn a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up.

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.

3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work


Add a search box in the applications learners use every day such as Salesforce or Slack and allow them to easily search your learning library. Xyleme Content Delivery Service (CDS) Search API allows you to embed a Search Box anywhere you want. Searches can be refined by learner attributes such as role or region to filter search results to those most relevant to them. Screen shot of search box in salesforce.

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Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People do so because of the perceived advantages gained by the use of these powerful tools, - e.g., efficiency, convenience, search capabilities. Surveillance and data systems are primarily designed for efficiency, profit and control. After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

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What Might Work Look Like in 2030?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High : Large scale movements of people searching for better opportunities has become the norm; high-skilled workers flow to high-income enclaves, which are generally concentrated in large urban areas all around the world. In this scenario, both lower- and higher-skilled workers are on the move searching for better opportunities. Deep and growing inequalities dominate society, with large-scale movements of people within and across countries in search of opportunities.

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filter success

Harold Jarche

The search engine optimization field is basically designed to game Google search. Clay Shirky’s statement — “ It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure ” — is an oft-quoted line when discussing online sensemaking. I was discussing filters last week during an interview on personal knowledge mastery which will be used to inform a program we are developing for a client organization, a large global corporation.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Store content in a single repository so that it is easy to search, find, and reuse. While template is a four-letter word in some training organizations, organizations can gain huge efficiency by standardizing a rich library of screen layouts, interaction types, and content structures that learning and development teams can choose from when designing content. It’s very difficult to sit down and design the perfect solution in a vacuum.

On Dion Neutra, 1926-2019

Doc Searls

Some of those are now gone , alas, as is the architect and preservationist who also designed, or helped design, many of the buildings that bear his surname. Here is a Google search for his obituary , which brings up a great many entries. The Los Angeles in your head is a Neutra house. You’ve seen many of them in movies , and some of them in many movies.

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


She searches for the company’s latest performance review procedures and begins taking notes on action items. Whether searching for just-in-time information or taking a formal learning course, this type of varied mobile interaction isn’t out of the ordinary in today’s workforce. Content Must Be Responsive Responsive design means that the interface will adapt to multiple device sizes – whether it’s a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS


Allows users to search and find content. Supports modern outputs designed to allow novices to build their depth of knowledge and experts to scan for what they need. World-class consultants who can help you reimagine your design and development process and build scalable solutions. Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well. The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.”

Here’s a cool project: completely revolutionize shopping online

Doc Searls

They may say “my shopping cart” ( a search for that one yields 3.1 This was to be my September column for the subscriber edition of Linux Journal, which was terminated last week after 25 years in business. The theme for that month’s issue was to be Cool Projects. The website is still up, however, so now the coolest project for its owner is to save it, so none of that long and valuable history gets 404’d.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. In addition, the judicious application of OER, in combination with appropriate pedagogical methodologies, well-designed learning objects and the diversity of learning activities, can provide a broader range of innovative pedagogical options to engage both educators and learners to become more active participants in educational processes and creators of content as members of diverse and inclusive Knowledge Societies.

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. I could argue that "DNA is precise information that programs the creation of a human being, and it was not designed , therefore, you can find precise information like this without someone intentionally constructing it." 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.

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Chromium , meanwhile, is the rendering engine used in some web browsers, including (most notably) Chrome, Opera, and (starting in 2019) Microsoft Edge. The Udemy Courses To begin I did a fair amount of searching on the web. it creates and sizes a browser window and loads a web page into it; the web page is the main application interface we are designing - it creates a mechanism for shutting down the application when we're done.

The Quest for Capabilities

Edge Perspectives

Even though we're based in Silicon Valley and the heart of the tech industry, we're also careful to expand our search beyond the usual suspects. How much of the effort involves programs designed to do this and how much of the effort focuses on simply creating work environments that encourage workers to exercise their capabilities more actively in their day to day jobs?

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

Beth Kanter

” He is reminding of us of shiny object syndrome and to be skeptical of technology in search of solutions. 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. 4) Story Mapping Personal Stories: Nonprofits have the potential to use AI to analyze personal stories of key stakeholders to better design pathways to using those programs.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

BuJo was designed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer. Custom collections: BuJo is designed to become whatever you need it to be, be it a fitness tracker, food log, diary, sketchbook etc. You’re encouraged to design your own Custom Collections. Designing my own BuJo ‘weekly spreads’ let me limit the number of tasks I can assign each day. There is also the option of creating trackers as a designated collection.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, instead of creating a course simply by filling in boxes in predefined forms, I can think about the structure and format ahead of time and design it exactly how I want. I did a bit of searching around and determined that the overall structure is pretty common: - course - modules - an array of individual units of instruction - sections - an array of individual offerings of the course Like this: Figure 1.

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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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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.”

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

The year was 2019. In Blade Runner’s 2019, Los Angeles is a dark and rainy hellscape with buildings the size of mountains, flying cars, and human replicants working on off-world colonies. By nature and design, it can’t be tragic , any more than the Universe can be tragic. See, the Internet is designed to support every possible use, every possible institution, and—alas—every possible restriction, which is shy enclosure is possible. They aren’t designed for that.

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). A wider search may reveal more such articles. 2019) which caught my eye.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. They are now standard parts of LMSs, widely used in educational institutions (as a quick Google search will show), and invaluable to students for job applications, especially in creative fields. Today of course learning experience design means something totally different, but that's what it meant to me then.

[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

” That’s very attractive to users, but it doesn’t tell them that that means a judge will be flown into their city in 2019. Nick: You’re engaging in user-centered design. Tim: You should all read The UK Digital Govt Design Principles. But in testing it turned out that the users weren’t clicking on that feature, preferring to use the search engine instead. Nick: Engineering and Design programs should be working on these sorts of issues.

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).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs

Mark Oehlert

By playingthe game, you’ll help us chronicle the world of 2019--and imagine howwe might solve the problems well face. " The game doesnt start until September 22 but people have already started posting their visions for 2019 and while I read just a couple, Im immediately struck by the pessimistic view of the future that is present. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda.