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Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!

Clark Quinn

One of the causes is unenlightened designers. You know, it’s not like one dreams of being an instructional designer as a kid. This is not to touch on their commitment, but even if they did have courses, they’d likely still not be exposed to much about the emotional side, for instance. Good learning design is not something you pick up in a one week course, sadly. That’s the designer’s job, but they’re not equipped.

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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences? The easy thing for an instructional designer to do is to rely on simple instinct and maintain the status quo.

Design 275

UX Week Keynote Speaker Amanda Dameron on Making Design More Human

Adaptive Path

If you’re a fan of Dwell magazine, you’re familiar with its unique take on modern architecture and design in the home. Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron is a passionate advocate for the philosophy of design exemplified by the homes, decor, and furnishings showcased in Dwell.

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Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned on my last blog post , here’s a follow-up entry for today where I’m going to pick things up from where I left them around some additional Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker.

Shazam will recognize objects as well as music: the implications for retail and design

Ross Dawson

Reuters reports: The next phase of development will be to enable phone users to Shazam actual objects, said Riley, such as a cereal packet in the grocery store to get more nutritional information or a DVD case at home to buy the movie soundtrack. The capability is not new, with services such as Amazon Firefly allowing users to identify objects and buy them on Amazon, and Slyce identifying objects within a store for lookup and purchase. Design.

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Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. In this four week workshop we will look at the different aspects of planning, designing and running a learning campaign or challenge, and you will have the opportunity to start the design of your own challenge or campaign, and share it with the other participants. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge.

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Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

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The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design (by Jared Spool)

Adaptive Path

The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design. Using these three variables, we’ve created corresponding questions to help us quickly rate a team’s experience design prowess. Notice that the story doesn’t describe the specifics of the design or the system — that’s not important. Their business units currently don’t talk to each other and pretend that customers don’t exist beyond their own individual products. Jared Spool.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups. Coordinated and execute all print and video production.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 1)

Adaptive Path

Her extensive experience heading up design at TiVo has given her a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a great experience in a high technology product. Of course, you can register for MX 2009 using the promotional code BLOG and get 10% off. At TiVo, we were fortunate that the team that designed the very first TiVo DVR realized they were making something revolutionary, and they wanted the interface to reflect that. However, it is NOT design-by-committee.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: AppleTV and HDTV

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | Long Zoom Interview » AppleTV and HDTV So my AppleTV arrived this morning and of course I dropped everything to spend an hour or two setting it up and messing around. First quick impression: its a lovely product, and absolutely fills an important hole in our media system. I'm about to buy an HDV camcorder, as we have a 6-month old daughter, and I was hoping we could share videos in this fashion.

Course 100

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #5

Luis Suarez

Trello : There are a number of different task management apps I have been using over the course of the years. It’s got a beautiful design, the ability to sync podcasts in between devices and a really nice user interface that makes it extremely friendly to use.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Because over the course of the last few months I have started to notice something that I never thought I would find possible, at least, not this soon. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Because quality matters

Clark Quinn

They might be persuaded to buy products that can’t really deliver what’s promised. Yet we still see strategies limited to courses, and courses designed poorly, and thus money being wasted that could be doing good. We are seeing more people interested in improving their learning designs despite considerable budget and time pressures. design meta-learning strategyI was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take.

How to understand regret ? and 2 ways to avoid it | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Personal Productivity (14). How to understand regret — and 2 ways to avoid it Sometimes when I’m stuck on a course of action, I use two techniques to help me decide. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera

Luis Suarez

Something that I cannot say for any of the others, as they have taught me, over the course of the years, to not trust them much for doing an effective job or for making my Web work any easier.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Misconceptions About China

John Hagel

Now, of course, there is a political entity known as China. This produces a rich environment of public policy competition, where local governments compete with each other to design more attractive economic policies to attract investment. I will have to go out now and buy the book!

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Aspiration trumps trepidation

Clark Quinn

In that book, they cited how advertisements in older days were designed to target your concerns. In essence, they made you worry about shortcomings as a motivation to buy remedies, whether to address your personal hygiene or appearance of success. Then they provide products that can align with your self-image. Of course, their ability to target your market segment is much more advanced, so they know more about who you are and have more specific means of reaching you.

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The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Ross Dawson

The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Of course, Defcad’s users may not adhere to so many rules. These printers use computer-assisted design to conceive of objects as arrays of thin slices.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. The course will cover in detail the key areas involved in bringing complex technologies like the Internet to market, including strategy formulation and execution as well as organizational and cultural issues.

Skills 100

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

One said “the real advantage of going to a store like Jessops was that you can speak to an expert who can advise on everything you might need to know about buying the right camera for you. You don’t get that when buying online”. Poor interface design is often the answer.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And what a wonderful and productive, chocolately surprise that can be. Ha, ha, ha… Next year I will take a course to learn how to blog, I had never read so many blogs before CCK08 course, I am learning by loking but I need more practice.

Wiki 130

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The iPhone

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Powells.com Interview | Main | » The iPhone I dont think I have ever felt such an overwhelming desire to own -- no, just to touch -- a product in my life. I used to go out of my way to buy albums I knew I was going to really love on CD for the better audio, but eventually the speed and convenience of just clicking on a "buy this album" button won out. Of course theres another option here.

just checking the box

Harold Jarche

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? Our training experts were too busy designing courses.

PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Siilasmaa therefore took some courses, attended lectures, and learned online. In describing how Apple designs its products, Jony Ive likened it to a balancing act. In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery.

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Empire Avenue Helps Teach Social Media Engagement

Kevin Wheeler

Empire Avenue was never intended to be a “serious game&# in the sense that games designed purposely for learning are. Of course, it can be played purely as a game and that’s okay as well. Whether anyone buys your stock depends on your perceived value.

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

Of course, they’re organized by the business unit offering them. HR, product, sales, they all have their own portals. And, of course, the resources aren’t all about learning. The in-the-moment video is as needed as is the course on a new skill. And I buy that.

Marketing and learning are the same

Harold Jarche

Google’s power-searching course is an excellent example of marketing integrated with learning. Other out-of-pocket costs are employee time to design and create the course, and a little more time tending the Google+ sessions and answering questions.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. Perceptual algorithms for functions such as image labeling, and 3D object recognition, while common at AI conferences, are still only a few years into development as products.”.

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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.

Modularity, BMWs, & MOOCs

Jay Cross

You can’t buy these individually. BMW has decreed that you have to buy all these parts, even when some of them are perfectly okay. (My Dumb design, eh? In my case, I had to buy all these things from a single supplier, my Alma Mater. Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.

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Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

Their move to synchronous tools, their tactics of buying competing company to eliminate competition (Elluminate and Wimba), acquisitions of iStrategy, etc., Disclaimer: They have been generous in allowing us to continue using their Collaborate tool (formerly Elluminate) for open online courses). They were no longer content to be an LMS provider and broadened their product line (good idea – Elluminate/iStrategy).

The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bob Sutton.

The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle

Clark Quinn

He was disagreeing with “buying rapid development tools to bash out ill formed ‘e-learning’ to an audience that will not only be unimpressed but also none the wiser - or more productive&# , a point I want to nuance. I agree with not using rapid elearning to create courses for novices, but there is a role for bashing out courses for another audience, the practitioner. Tags: design

WCOL Opening plenary - Wednesday

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There will be a broad array of different types of alternative degree programs and different products. The next generation will be designed specifically for digital delivery, and break down how we study into a less linear market. These products are already here. The trend toward different types of programs, different types of products, is accelerating, and will be soon accepted. to deliver specific courses. Courses are totally online.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study. Most of the products that were stocked for the storm sold quickly, the company said.”.

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