holistic technology

Harold Jarche

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. In political terms, prescriptive technologies are designs for compliance.” But gaming the system means buying into it. Technology

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. Good learning design is not something you pick up in a one week course, sadly. There are heuristics (Cat Moore’s Action mapping, Julie Dirksen’s new book), but the necessary understanding of the importance of the learning design isn’t understood and valued. Finally, the folks buying the learning are equally complicit.

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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

I sat down with Jeff to pick his brain on putting the ‘service design’ in software-as-a-service. One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. Very often, DevOps and design never speak.

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Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Go Buy Microcosm Right Now!

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Are You A Gifted Interface Designer? Main | Baton Passing » Go Buy Microcosm Right Now! Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first. Come Work At Outside.In! Carl Zimmer may be my favorite science writer around today (others seem to agree), so Im excited to report that his new book Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life hit the shelves yesterday.

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Co-design of workflow

Clark Quinn

I’ve talked before about how our design task will need to accommodate both the formal learning and the informal job resources, but as I’ve been thinking about (and working on) this model, it occurs to me that there is another way to think about learning design that we have to consider. The first notion is that we should not design our formal learning solutions without thinking about what the performance support aspects are as well. Now, are you ready to buy this?

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

However, one can design sophisticated tools to significantly expand what people can accomplish when performing these activities. Here’s a statistic that ought to set your hair on fire: somewhere between 50 and 75% of “employees” are “disengaged” (depending on whose numbers you want to buy): they don’t care much, if at all, about the work they do. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week.

The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J. As with most great books, this one is impossible to summarize in a brief blog, but I will try to offer enough of a glimpse to tease you into buying and reading the book.   It crosses a wide array of disciplines, ranging from physics and biology to technology and urban studies, in its quest to define a universal law of flow. 

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Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion

Ross Dawson

Will the next big technology company come out of the fashion world? Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space. Technology will no longer be about devices but will dissolve into our environment, probably into our clothes more than anywhere.

Buy a book, save a life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Technology (7). Buy a book, save a life Every 45 seconds, a child dies of malaria. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H.

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My Two Top 2008 Technologies

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet My Two Top 2008 Technologies by Andrew McAfee on December 30, 2008 For a year-end post I’d rather not try to recap the year in technology, or in anything else. So I thought I’d wrap up this blog for this year with a bit of reflection, and talk about my two favorite technologies of the year (I just got my first iPhone yesterday, but will consider that a 2009 technology).

Explaining User Experience Design to High Schoolers (and other new audiences)

Adaptive Path

How do user experience designers tell their story in a relevant, meaningful way, to audiences who have no exposure to user experience design (UX)? UX practitioners are keenly aware that everything we use in our lives was designed by someone. But, outside of our industry (and related ones), most people aren’t aware of the many decisions that were made (or not made) on their behalf when a product or service was designed.

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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. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Bob Sutton.

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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. In our research, the average team member works on an experience design project for twenty-four months. Jared Spool.

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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.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). Each community “ready to go with a click&# but siloed in the very design of the software.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). Each community “ready to go with a click&# but siloed in the very design of the software.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). Each community “ready to go with a click&# but siloed in the very design of the software.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). Each community “ready to go with a click&# but siloed in the very design of the software.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Do Engineering: Delivering First Class Online Engineering Education with Graphical System Design Michael Haddad - National Instruments Arabia Online learning: - access to education to hundreds of thousands of people - platform for dissemination of a wide variety of topics - ideally suited for arts, humanities, finance.

Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions by Andrew McAfee on March 6, 2009 My current print version of Information Week has an interesting cover story about “demand-signal management,&# a highfalutin term for getting data about what’s selling, then using it to make decisions about manufacturing, replenishment, etc. technologies. technologies.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Im not sure I buy how much real impact any of this will have on bottom line measures. eLearning Technology - 6:09 AM 7 comments links to Social Learning Measurement Permalink: Social Learning Measurement Bookmark this page at: 7 Comments: At 4/15/2009 08:37:00 AM , Will Thalheimer said. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The full official details are below, but I also wanted to add that I’ll have two special guests who will make the difference – two librarians who work with these issues of technology and community every day in their work.

“Shoezam” app mimics Shazam to image, identify, and replicate shoes on the street

Ross Dawson

In Shazam users that hear a song and like it can identify it in order to buy the song, with the creators of the music getting paid (hopefully). What will this mean for designers? But will fashion designers, among others, see their earnings plummet, as they have for many musicians?

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Are You A Gifted Interface Designer? Come Work At Outside.In!

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Silent Room Tone | Main | Go Buy Microcosm Right Now! » Are You A Gifted Interface Designer? Were actively looking for a lead designer at outside.in But we need someone to turn all the geo-data were assembling into a compelling and intuitive design, building on the great UI work that Doria Fan has done for us over the past year. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

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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. For 10 years, TiVo has been a leading light in delivering great user experiences, and combining that with advanced technology. 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.

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. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Bob Sutton.

Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is time again to buy a new set, but instead of buying the cheapest set at the local office store, I decided to get the recommendations of my network – since many are also frequent users of this product.

learning as disservice

Harold Jarche

Learning is not the same as watching movies, booking a ride, or buying software. Humans are not in the service of algorithms, no matter who has designed them. All of these machines are merely control mechanisms of the people who design them. Learning Technology

The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

D igital technologies are designed right into the products. AR comprises a set of technologies that superimposes computer generated digital data, images and animation on real world objects. The technology is still in its early stages.

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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. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Bob Sutton.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, to buy alcohol, all you need is proof that the individual is over the legal drinking age. The optimal technology for such an inherently safe data ecosystem is currently being built and tested [in] MIT’s Enigma project.”.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that it’s a truly brilliant architecture, built on decades-old fundamental research in cryptography, distributed data, distributed computing, game theory and other advanced technologies.

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the lead article , technology editor Ludwig Siegele defined cloud computing by first giving a very succinct history of computing: “In the beginning computers were human. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018.

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. 3D printing of guns is, among other things, part of a broader trend of lack of control of technology and weapons. Now You Can Buy 3D Printers From Staples.

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Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

AR) is the real opportunity to do something interesting, and I’ll buy it, but we’re a long way away. I’m all for AR and VR, but saying that it puts learning in the hands of the students is a design issue, not a technology issue. The possibilities in virtual worlds to collaboratively create in 3D I still think is potentially cool, but even as the technology limitations come down, the cognitive limitations remain. design meta-learning technology

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These data tell the story of everyday life by recording what each of us has chosen to do… Who we actually are is more accurately determined by where we spend our time and which things we buy, not just by what we say we do.”.

Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Clark Quinn

Here’s the official blurb: Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is; the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Build In-House, Buy Off -the-Shelf or Outsource? If you’d like to purchase the book, VBF11 is the promotion code to get 15% discount when you buy the book at www.wiley.com , or you can get it through Amazon as a book or on Kindle.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. People have long worried about the impact of technology on employment.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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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. Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments.