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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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used. I’ve found his 5 Factors most useful not near the completion of a program of work, but from the very start to consider onboarding and adoption just as much as a part of the experience as everyday use.

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. We won't find any faculty willing to adopt these tools.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies. Open distribution - the first pattern of innovation In this respect, Business Week does a better job on the India front. which has successfully pursued a similar pattern of innovation in India.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership?

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Asserting this does not make an opponent of intellectual design a loser, merely untactful in stating the truth. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# It is finally pretty well adopted by the KM4Dev community, but after 2 years of bugging by yours truly, now known as the wiki pest from the west. Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again?

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Trespassers W

Dave Snowden

In effect it is a problem of constraints: over constrain the system and there is insufficient diversity for growth and widespread adoption, ignore the need for constraints and you loose all distinctiveness. Anyone else with a design bent is welcome to volunteer to get involved here.

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A trialectic method

Dave Snowden

I’ve seen these all too many times over the year and the Agile community is the latest to adopt what I call the Billy Graham approach to change. I’ve also displaced the triads by 45º and I would rotate them in multiple ways in practice as a way of disrupting pattern entrainment.

The Ystwyth-curve continued

Dave Snowden

So today’s post is designed to supplement yesterdays and I am writing it in fits and starts while writing up our knowledge and decision mapping process in parallel: the third pillar of strategy as per my post yesterday.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article told the story about Google’s adoption of an AI first strategy , and in particular, its use of deep machine learning to dramatically improve Google Translate , one of its more popular online services. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. To automate the process, the host can then use machine learning to discover common patterns or features among all the guests.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions . Blogging Community Complexity Design Just Jay MOOCs Working Smarter

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

It is a similar story-telling convention adopted in the Game of Thrones, where the white walkers are an enemy that do not tire, that are death personified (the COVID-19 virus has been identified to be a bit of a zombie virus ; there is nothing to kill as the virus is already dead). Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. Patterns and texture .

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. Deep learning looks for patterns of patterns, with each successive layer looking for patterns in the previous layer.

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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In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

It is a similar story-telling convention adopted in the Game of Thrones, where the white walkers are an enemy that do not tire, that are death personified (the COVID-19 virus has been identified to be a bit of a zombie virus ; there is nothing to kill as the virus is already dead). Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. Patterns and texture .

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

Xyleme

The rapidly evolving and shifting environment and organizational patterns in learning and development have sent waves throughout the industry. What''s driving businesses to adopt a different L&D framework? Mobile delivery is a major factor that influences blended learning adoption. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon? Have you begun saving up for a boat in advance of rising sea levels?

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1) 3) What new problems are likely to arise by adopting it? I think the larger and more bureaucratic the organization, the slower it is able to adapt, adopt and change.

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. I withdrew my gaze that was stuck on the purple, yellow and reddish-turquoise diamond patterned carpet to the audience, and return volleyed a few queries of my own. I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.

Scaling: merge, match & masticate

Dave Snowden

At the same time in the Agile community we have the controversies over SAFe where scaling seems to mean ​how do I get senior IT management to adopt Agile practice rather than how do I scale success per se. What they have in common is a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar pattern. Fractals also includes the idea of a detailed pattern that repeats itself.

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. For example, a homebuilder creates an at-home guide for customizing your new home’s build-out so that the decisions would be less daunting when you arrive at their design center.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Anyone who has even the most rudimentary understanding of chess knows that to adopt a strategy based on determinism is to often invite failure. If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

[liveblog][AI] Perspectives on community and AI

David Weinberger

One approach is work on goal centered design. Lionel: We need to co-design with more people. She’s met designers who thought it might be a good to make a phone run faster if you yell at it. What’s the context in which such designers work? They asked what designers see as their responsibility for the social implications of their work. Long term adoption. She and Tim wrote An AI Pattern Language [ pdf ] about the frameworks that guide design.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. Deep learning looks for patterns of patterns, with each successive layer looking for patterns in the previous layer.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Leadership in networks is helping the network make better decisions, and this requires a focus on the best organizational design to meet the changing situations. The great work of our time is to design, build, and test new organizational models that reflect democratic values and can function in an interconnected world. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.” Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil.

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., They must support collaboration, communication, synthesis, pattern recognition, and creative tension, all within a trusting environment in order to be effective. These are the early adopters. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.”

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind. Adopt a sceptical attitude from the outset Kerr, along with a number of other writers (most notably Audrey Watters), have argued that ed-tech has been over-hyped, and that we should not unquestioningly accept what we are being told. Be critical Very little edtech research considers the downsides of edtech adoption.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace. We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post.

Enterprise 2.0 transition

Harold Jarche

The discussions focused on how and in what manner OD and HR can support adoption & transformation processes. What is the difference between the adoption & transformation process? Designing a new work system is only part of the solution; it merely sets the stage. First hand observation means getting out of the office, where a higher level perspective can help with pattern recognition not possible by those involved in the work.

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? This business type is all about coming up with creative new products and services, bringing them to market quickly and accelerating their adoption. The culture of this business type is completely focused on celebrating the creativity of product and service designers – they rule the roost. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

They have their groundings in design thinking, group dynamics, and complexity theory. Additional concepts from complexity theory that are inherent in good lab process involve working with finely grained information, looking for patterns, using experiments, recognizing and even stimulating self organizing properties in the system and adopting an iterative approach. This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.

Quick Wins

Clark Quinn

I agree with Mark that there are fairly sizable organizational culture aspects to enterprise adoption of enterprise 2.0 / web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0. And, when you look at adoption patterns - a lot of what makes adoption of Web 2.0 tools likely is that they are easy to adopt and have immediate value for the individual and work group. They are designed for quick wins. The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration ) - quick-wins are going to be how this is adopted

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Making connections

Harold Jarche

Twitter strips bare our communication by limiting it to 140 character bursts which gradually meld into a stream from which patterns emerge. These patterns are not intended or designed by the originator, but sensed by the observer. To me, this sounds like adopting a perspective of life in perpetual Beta.

Judge not, but enable judgement

Dave Snowden

One common feature of both those offerings is the need to contrast ostensive reality with idealised objective based design. The picture which opens this blog is one I put together to illustrate the approach we have adopted over the years on knowledge mapping - something taught on day three of the training programme by the way.

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So and I see something from Amanda saying I'm looking forward to seeing concrete examples of how to design for this yeah and that's what's coming. So designing learning is to a large degree about finding those concepts.

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Nancy Duarte on her new book, Resonate

Dave Gray

Nancy Duarte is the founder of Duarte Design, one of the world’s leading presentation design companies. She just published a new book on storytelling for presentations, called resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences , which follows hot on the heels of her recent book slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations , a critically-acclaimed book on presentation design. Q: Your recent book on presentation design, Slide:ology, was a runaway hit.