Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

Marc Benioff [CEO]: We learned that the key to success with social collaboration is integrating social into workflow. Collaboration is not an island. The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#.

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0 Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a Patterns Where 2.0 Technology appears to have been designed for the user.


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Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. The latter two work out to a nice little matrix with collection, collaboration, many-to-many, and group decision.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response. Through pattern recognition, the problem solver identifies actions to address the issue. Intent: A description of the goal behind the pattern and the reason for using it.

Collaborative intelligence

Jay Cross

The title of her session: Evolving Collaborative Intelligence. Zann covered so much ground and presented so many provocative frameworks that I can only offer you a few sound bites from my notes: Collaborative intelligence is more important than collective intelligence. Collaborative intelligence taps the diversity of individuals, manifesting principles of evolutionary design to adapt to continually changing ecosystems. What if life itself is a pattern recognizer?

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note that coordination here is not really needed, in contrast to other systemss of mass collaboration. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. The recommended learnss for each person all the tag assocciations they have done in the past, and then tries to match this pattern to all the different examples.

Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. Often these are positions designing for singular needs. Develop an eye for patterns. The more you look at wireframes and schematics, the more you can pinpoint patterns to describe. As your files grow, fast design iteration can spin them out of control, especially on large projects. Siloing yourself strictly to visual design is too isolating.

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Complexity and Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Collaboration is the only chance for a solution.&# The Internet changes the patterns of connectivity and makes possible new enriching variety in interaction. Our focus should be on the communicative interaction creating the continuously developing pattern that is our life. Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever by @elsua.

Designing for an uncertain world

Clark Quinn

My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. Note: I let my argument lead where it must, and find I go quite beyond my intended suggestion of a broader learning design. However, most of our design models are predicated on knowing what we need people to do, and developing learning to deliver that capability. Instead, we should be doing pattern-matching and decision-making. Now think about learning design. We are seeing richer design models.

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How to Design Social Interfaces

Jay Cross

He maintains Yahoo’s design pattern library. The book draws on the logic, organization, and faith of Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language. However, I hadn’t thought of the net as an accumulation of patterns of identity, presence, reputation, collecting, broadcasting, feedback, collaboration, and community. Take a look at the pattern of Identity or Personal Dashboard to grok what this way of thinking is about. Tags: Design

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Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. The Fellowship - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. Upcoming pattern: 3. collaboration. I think its an unusually appealing design and the ancients were real big on it; I used it as a template in designing my business card Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations. Sebastien Paquet. Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Subscribe via RSS. « Back to blog. The Fellowship. Delete. Autopost.

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

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play. These teams are often trying to move very quickly and are accustomed to certain styles of communication and certain styles of collaboration.

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Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. The main improvement compared to SCORM is that you have multiple learners and multiple roles, so you can have collaborative learning scenarios. And you need repositories of LD patterns. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. And that took us back to Learning Design.

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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.

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play. These teams are often trying to move very quickly and are accustomed to certain styles of communication and certain styles of collaboration.

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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. So, what is the future of learning design?

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? What is Collaborative Overload? The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “ Collaborative Overload ” Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. In fact, the Art of Learning Design is dealing with the variability of the myriad of performance needs, considerations and possible delivery models and tools; working through the combinations; to arrive at a delivery pattern that will be effective. These days is that we have such a big mix of different delivery models, tools, etc.

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

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. The site also includes people patterns and forms (anti-patterns) that resistance can take, like " Manager Lockdown " "This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership ofcertain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionallydiscourages people from changing their content.

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A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The article talks about the work of communities in Oaxaca who are eschewing schools and centrally designed learning experiences to take learning back into the hands of the community – on it’s own time, terms and tempo. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system.

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

pattern recognition. design thinking. Workers and managers learn their work though conversation, collaboration, and on-the-job experience. Design Networks Real Learning StoosWhere organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

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.&# 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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Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

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. People will learn collaboratively, no matter where they are. 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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The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

They thought that people would find it difficult to navigate if it didn’t follow the familiar patterns “ I guess nowadays it’s what most people would be calling Collaboration, but this time around happening through social software tools. In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools.


Harold Jarche

The Cynefin framework helps to highlight the weakness of instructional systems design. Instead of ISD, we need a design model that helps to template ‘desirable patterns’, recognize ‘undesirable patterns’, and provide a variety of ‘seeds’ for the learning environment.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

The Future of Online Learning 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it's important to keep in mind the affordances are not just the things that the tool was designed to enable but also the novel uses people come up with in the process of using the tool. How does our current understanding of instructional design meet these, if at all?

Mycorrhiza & scaffolding 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

Moreover, if trust in roles starts to break down or there is a conflict between those roles then increasingly we fall back to those informal patterns of trust. As patterns of use stabilise so we will increase the structure and connectivity to allow the system to scale.

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COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

To adapt to challenge, complex systems require input diversity: to move beyond any individual expert’s insights to the highly granular, multi-perspective global imagination, with competing, contrasting, and collaborative futures drawn from people around the world. Questions the stories might illuminate: Will the world re-set to patterns of the past?

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Each post in the Blueprints for Networked Cocreation series will describe a capability that is necessary for open, creative collaboration and give examples of tools that instantiate that capability. Action platforms , where catchers is invited to support the intent by joining the effort and a collaboration framework is offered. In my "personal futures" research and design work (@Futureful) Im very interested both in conscious future thinking (incl.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments?

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

In an informal evaluation of successful collaboration, learning and teaming initiatives in a variety of contexts, the author and her collaborators have noted a pattern for supporting learning and getting work done: triangulating one’s work with external colleagues, communities and networks. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

How I use social media

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. Over the years, this initial online learning experience formed the roots of my practice as a designer and facilitator of online learning events. So what are the patterns?

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | 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… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. Not network collaboration.

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. Like me, Charlene is a crusader for a more open and collaborative culture.

Ward Cunningham: Ten Years (and more)

Jay Cross

Only after the talk did he mention that Ward invented the wiki (1995) and is a prime mover in both the Agile Software Movement and Software Patterns. It says collaboration is okay; it’s the norm. Wiki Design Principles describe how wikis work. Convergence Design History Just Jay wcwc11 wikixEugene Kim announced that Ward Cunningham was our opening keynote speaker for the West Coast WIki Conference.

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Internships 2010: Making the Most of a Summer Internship

Adaptive Path

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with clients, develop a personal voice and put experience strategy, research and design methods into practice. Like many young practitioners, when I joined Adaptive Path, my design skills were sharper than ever, but my “soft skills&# — like facilitation, client communication and selling ideas — needed some refinement. Tags: Collaboration Methods Plugs Tips & Tricks It’s that time of year!

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. Not network collaboration. Tags: collaboration technology stewardship SharePoint

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 basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge.

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