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learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. Whenever people are involved, within a global context of climate change, the situation is likely complex.

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. ” Work informs much of our relationship with society. Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex.

Complex actions workshop

Dave Snowden

Another sign that complexity thinking is coming into its own. I had to put an outline together to explain what goes on and decided to publish it here both for the record and to inform others. A basic introduction to complexity theory using metaphor in the main.

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Known problems require access to the right information to solve them. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management (KM) help us to map it. Complex, new problems need tacit knowledge to solve them. We humans are very good at pattern recognition.

The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Silver, on the another hand, views information-based predictions, including political forecasting, as a scientific discipline. The exponential growth in information is sometime seen as a cure-all, as computers were in the 1970s.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world. In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will be complex, develop hitherto unforeseen forms, and will have to respond to unforeseen challenges. In 2012, he published a paper with his students, An Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer , which he dedicated to the memory of his father. . “We

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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. Conclusions: issues about efficiency, limitations of the generic approach (it gets very complex), complexity of generic serving descriptions (Symbian. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

The Simple Test and Complex Phenomena

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And this quiz fits true to the pattern: A was the correct response 2 times, B 4 times, C 6 times, D 2 times, E none, and F once.) And it can be expressed generally as the following: The test author believes (based on some research, which is never cited) that "Learning is better if F" where 'F' is some principle, such as "Performance objectives that most clearly specify the desired learner behavior will produce the best instructional design." Test the page after design b.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were now able to reliably predict how large groups of people make decisions by analyzing how information and ideas flow from person to person.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI suffers from what’s become known as the AI effect : AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet, and as soon as an AI problem is successfully solved, the problem is no longer considered part of AI. “The same pattern will continue in the future,” notes the report. “

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

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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.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It suppresses complexity and information that might contradict its coherent story, unless System 2 intervenes because it realizes that something doesn’t quite feel right. Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for.

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The Form of Informal - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Tony Karrer, More on the Form of Informal What do you think the meaning of the word 'dictating' is? The presumption here is that 'structure' is some sort of monodimensional property, akin to (say) 'complexity'. It is an instance of a complex ecosystem. Patterns are repeated in the shapes of the trees, the shapes of the leaves. Rather, some types of structure tend toward 'informal', while other types of structure tend toward 'formal'.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s take a closer look at the nature of complex adaptive systems. Why are these systems so complex? I found the most satisfying answer to this seemingly Socratic question in an excellent 2002 paper - Complexity and Robustness - by professors Jean Carlson and John Doyle.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI allows businesses to provide better forecasts for their supply chain and design better offerings.

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Thinking simply, in context

Dave Snowden

Now complexity theory is if anything a more radical shift in our understanding and it can hurt those accustomed to the case based approach to management, repeating recipes derived from past practice. Then the three basic heuristics of complexity management: Work with finely grained objects.

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the machines of the 21st century digital economy are making up for our cognitive limitations, - augmenting our intelligence, problem solving capabilities and ability to process vast amounts of information. AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

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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.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They tend to be complex, and unstructured because of the uncertainty and risks that generally accompany longer term decisions. I believe that the power of Big Data is that it’s information about people’s behavior - it’s about customers, employees, and prospects for your new business,” he says.

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Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, the more powerful, important and complex the messages you are trying to convey, the more important it is that you do so by telling a compelling and emotionally resonant story. . We are turning to both design and storytelling to help us address the increasingly complex world around us.

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adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

To mark the anniversary, this excerpt from finding perpetual beta is a summary of what I believe are some of the most important issues facing organizational design today. Chaos, Complexity, Complication. Weather systems are complex. Pretty well all human systems are complex.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Go is a very complex game, for which there are more possible board positions than there are particles in the universe. This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

People in the Real Learning Project learn to learn socially, experientially, and informally. Thus, they are prepared to deal with the daily surprises that are part of the baggage of complex work. pattern recognition. design thinking. navigating complex environments.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Pentland disagrees, because what people post in social media sites or what they search for on the Web is relatively transient information that changes from day to day if not week to week. For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry.

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

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site. 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.

Smart Cities: A kind of 21st Century “Urban Electrification?”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urban informatics, succinctly defined as Big Cities + Big Data , is a complex new field requiring considerable research and experimentation. Among the various theories for urban design, two major approaches stand out: top-down, central planning; and bottom-up, grass-roots planning.

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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.&# Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again? If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They include blue-collar manual activities such as manufacturing and other forms of production, as well as white-collar, information-based activities like accounting, record keeping, dealing with simple customer service questions, and many kinds of administrative tasks.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with Robot-brains vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver.” . What will the world be like in 2064?

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cukeir and Mayer-Schönberger explain that big data has risen rapidly to the center stage position it now occupies for the simple reason that there is so much more digital information now floating around than ever before.

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intangible value

Harold Jarche

Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A You can’t plan networks or force fit them into any pattern. Complexity NetworkedLearning

Three Principles for Net Work

Harold Jarche

The same applies to computer chip designers, loan officers and tax accountants. This includes all information and visual products, from creative writing, to photography and video, to radiological images. Known problems require access to the right information to solve them.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records. Cognitive insight projects take AI to the next level, using machine learning and other advanced algorithms to detect patterns in vast volumes of data.

Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Harold Jarche

Cooperation in our work is needed so that we can continuously develop emergent practices demanded by increased complexity. In a complex world, unity can be counter-productive. Known problems require access to the right information to solve them. 21C_Leader complexity Work

Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t. Technology, for instance, is bad at pattern-matching and meaning-making, two things we’re really pretty good at. design meta-learning mobil