Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Having learned from their failures and successes they have worked out a design approach that aims to build an effective sensemaking environment that engage stakeholders on all levels emphasising the different approach SenseMaker® takes. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014.

Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Having learned from their failures and successes they have worked out a design approach that aims to build an effective sensemaking environment that engage stakeholders on all levels emphasising the different approach SenseMaker® takes. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014.

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Evil design?

Clark Quinn

First, this is bad design. Now, I don’t think Apple’s intention was to hurt me this way, they just made a bad decision (I hope; an argument could be made that this was of the “lock them in and then jack them up” variety, but that’s contrary to most of their policies so I discount it). The post Evil design? design strategy technologyThis is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. .

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More lessons from bad design

Clark Quinn

At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ;) Here’s another example, providing more lessons from bad design. That alone would be sufficient to discount this app, but there’s a second problem. Conflicting with our mental mechanisms is just bad design.

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UX Week 2009 – Register today for the discounted price!

Adaptive Path

Today is the last day to register for UX Week 2009 and receive the discounted early bird price. And if you use the discount code BLOG, you’ll get an extra 10% off! Dr. Temple Grandin, animal facilities designer and author on books about living with Autism (see her talk about her latest book). Michal Migurski and Tom Carden of Stamen Design (see Mike’s talk from last year’s UX Week). Quick note.

Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

Clark Quinn

We’ve been given some content, and it’s not just about being good little IDs and taking what they give us and designing instruction from it. That’s what I typically do, as my deep expertise is in learning design, but fortunately I’m eternally curious (used to lie on the floor with a volume of the World Book spread out in front of me). If you’re not willing to do this, you’re not cut out to be a learning designer. design

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Our final UX Intensive for 2009 – Discount reg ends next week

Adaptive Path

UX Intensive provides hands-on, activities-based training in key disciplines of user experience: Design Strategy, Design Research, Information Architecture, and Interaction Design. Register by September 30 for the discounted price of $1,995 for all four days, or $595 per combination of single days. Adaptive Path returns to Washington, D.C. after being away for more than 2 years), with our UX Intensive workshop November 2-5.

Exploring Exploration

Clark Quinn

And instruction should be designed action and guided reflection.) Many years ago, Wallace Feurzig argued for guided exploration, as opposed to free search (the straw man used to discount constructivist approaches). design meta-learning strategy

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Best regards, RJ Johnson ChooseyBeggar / November 22, 2010 While one can’t discount the value of social reinforcement in learning, it goes too far to say that all learning is social unless you include things like burying yourself in a library to do research or using a learned social skill like writing or recording to keep track of field data. It’s not as if we can automatically discount their intelligence, just the user freindly part on some occasions.

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“Friction” as an alternative to “simplicity” in design

Adaptive Path

This is not to discount the importance of simplicity. Tags: Experience Design Consumer electronics On a client project, we were trying to articulate a set of high-level principles to explain desired media experiences. One of the first ones we came up with was “simplicity&# , but realized that it was insufficient.

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The SX Conference: Adaptive Path’s New Event Dedicated to Service Design

Adaptive Path

Over the past few years, our work at Adaptive Path has increasingly focused on questions like these in the context of service design. On October 3-4, we will be unveiling a new conference that focuses on the role design plays in creating great service experiences. We’ll explore how to get service design done within existing organizational structures. Anyone facilitating cross-product and cross-enterprise collaboration and service design and development.

The UX of Money: How Interaction Design Can Help

Adaptive Path

This is where interaction design can help. For anyone designing for consumer finance — banking, investing, billpay, money management tools, insurance providers or any business selling “savings&# as a value proposition (as a consultant, I’ve learned a lot through having had opportunities to touch all of these areas) — here are some design principles you can employ to make saving a little easier for us all: Create perceptions that motivate.

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Managing Design Projects Has International Draw

Adaptive Path

Last month we announced Managing Design Projects , a ‘grassroots’ Adaptive Path conference, coming up on February 5th 2009. We’re thrilled to create this new community of people that help make design work happen behind the scenes. Space is limited to 60 people for this deeply discounted event, so register today ! Since we announced the event, we’ve had people from around the world register.

New Adaptive Path Event—Designing Experiences: Financial Services in a Connected Age

Adaptive Path

Our first pop-up is Designing Experiences: Financial Services in a Connected Age. Adaptive Path's offices are right next to the San Francisco Ferry Building, and we are going to start the day with a design research exercise involving the famous Saturday Farmer's Market. When you register, you can use the discount code BLOG for 10% off the registration price. We're trying something new at Adaptive Path. Internally we call it a "pop-up event".

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Good Design Faster Comes to the East Coast

Adaptive Path

Every once in a while someone emails Adaptive Path to ask when we’ll be running Good Design Faster again. Aw, come on… you remember Good Design Faster… our new training that covers sketching, sketchboarding, and agile, iterative design. Good discounts. It looks something like this… We’ve done the training on the West Coast a few times this year (most recently at UX Week), but up until now, the folks on the East Coast have been out of luck.

Meanwhile, in the Exciting World of Adaptive Path Events…

Adaptive Path

We are feeling especially warm and fuzzy today, so we are offering a 15% discount with the code: BLOG for both of these events. Finally, feel free to reach out to apevents@adaptivepath.com if you have any questions about our UX and Service Design events. We look forward to continuing these awesome events and being active within the design community! Community Events Uncategorized Conferences Service Design User Experience Intensive Workshops

The Quinnov 8: An online course

Clark Quinn

With their usual discounts, it should be darn near free ;). The content is organized around what I’m terming the Quinnov 8, the eight elements I think are core to making the step to better elearning design. designOk, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. It’s available through Udemy, and I’ve tried to keep the price low.

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Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Clark Quinn

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. design games mobile social strategy technology Rob Hubbard organized a suite of us to write chapters for a use-focused guide to elearning. And, now it’s out and available! Here’s the official blurb: Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception.

Real mLearning

Clark Quinn

I don’t want to discount the value of elearning on mobile devices, particularly on tablets (where I have argued that the intimacy may have uniquely beneficial impacts), but I do think we shouldn’t consider context-free courses on a small device as anything other than just elearning. design mobileToo many times, at conference expos and advertisements, it appears that folks are trying to say that courses on a tablet (or phone) are mlearning.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving US$135. Designing Safe-to-Fail experiments. Discounts. As on all our courses, there are discounts for groups attending the courses (book three people and a fourth can attend free), for academics, NGOs and Premium Cognitive Edge network members. Contact Lisa at training@cognitive-edge.com for more details and discount codes.

Time to unscrew subscriptions

Doc Searls

The “renew,” Confirmation Needed” and “Discounted Subscription” links all go to a page with a URL that began with [link] , followed by a lot of tracking cruft. By design.

Quinnovation Does Australia

Clark Quinn

In between is a lot of really interesting things I’m looking forward to: I’m excited about the Australasian Talent Conference (discount code: ‘CQ11′), covering the entire talent management space, which looks to be a great event: 24th: I will be running two half-day workshops : Mobile. To cap off the visit, the E-learning Network of Australia will be hosting me to offer two different workshops : 30th: a half day on deeper instructional design.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses

Dave Snowden

This is the course for you – getting you from a standing start to having a project 90% designed in only two days. From not knowing anything about SenseMaker® to having a draft framework and project plan in just two days – this course will help you understand the theory, design a project and build a framework. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving £100. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving over SG150. Discounts.

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The game of course

Jay Cross

It’s like walking into a discount superstore to buy a bag of licorice and finding the only size of licorice they sell is the three gallon 24-pack. A major obstacle confronting L&D people participating in Internet Time Alliance workshops on social and informal learning is the difficulty of letting go of the course concept and the sense of control it gives designers, planners, and instructors. Design Meta-Learning

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Cynefin & Sense-making and LeanUX… in NYC!

Dave Snowden

It's lining up to be a rich week of conversations about Lean, UX, design, Cynefin, sense-making and complexity so if you're looking for a great networking and development opportunity inspired by these topics it's going to be a value-packed week! Also by signing up for a free Cognitive Edge Basic membership you're eligible for a 5% discount but if you upgrade to a paid Cognitive Edge Premium Membership you get a 15% discount.

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. The theme of design was always there from the intiail conception, but the increasing comodisation of design into the linera process of much design thinking creating a context for the programme. We made good progress, and retreats are designed to be cutting edge; the point where theory first interacts with practice.

Narrative research

Dave Snowden

We keep these small as they are designed to understand the theory of the approach, and also to engage in design of advanced applications. Discounts for any existing network member. There are still a few places on the narrative research seminar coming up in Amsterdam next week. This one is being hosted by one of our experienced practitioners, Jochum (who co-authored an article with me on narrative) so there will be a change to see some of their projects as well.

Getting Hands On: Experience Mapping Workshops Coming to SF & Austin

Adaptive Path

customer experience, user experience, and service design practitioners) has been hungry for guidance in how to better understand and design for experiences that unfold across touchpoints and over time. From marketing, to development, to product management, to design, experience maps serve as actionable tools to define a unifying understanding of the goal: “How do we support the customer journey?”

Cognitive Biases in Times of Uncertainty

John Hagel

More importantly, the pressure also comes as those in the core of our economy cling to practices and institutions that were designed for another world and struggle to remain successful in a world that requires new practices and institutions.   In times of high uncertainty, we all have a natural tendency to magnify risk and discount reward. And time becomes much too uncertain when risk and return perceptions magnify risk and discount returns.

UX Week 2012 - Meet Our First Three Keynote Speakers

Adaptive Path

a renowned design firm, perhaps best known for his album cover work , but, really he's applied his craft in a variety of forms and media. We're thrilled to have him back in 2012 to give us the inside scoop on the development of Windows 8, the first operating system designed for consistent use across phone, tablet, and desktop (and who knows, maybe even teevee!).

Kudos for Dan Roam’s Back of the Napkin - visual thinking takes center stage

Adaptive Path

Business Week : Best innovation & design books of 2008. Between now and the end of the year, you save 15% off our already discounted registration fees with the promotion code RNSB (Register Now Save Big.) Tags: Events Creativity Friends of Adaptive Path Visualizations Plugs Design Leaders It’s exciting to see smart, thinky people’s ideas hit the uber-big time. And if they are visual-thinky types, it just makes my heart go pitty-pat all the faster.

Packaging change

Clark Quinn

To start, one of my themes for the year is transformation , about deeper learning design. I’ve argued strongly that we need to do deeper learning design before we worry about tarting it up with personalization/adaptation, VR/AR, AI, etc. The eLearning Guild just had a summit, and my learning experience design workshop from Learning Solutions has been again accepted for DevLearn (and I’d welcome seeing you there!).

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Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced

Dave Snowden

There are discounts for network members, premium members and Early Bird bookings. Discounts for network members, premium members and Early Bird bookings. Online SenseMaker® Signification Design. For those who prefer online learning or who can’t wait for the live course to reach them, this is an excellent facilitator-guided course introducing SenseMaker® signification design, run by Laurie Webster.

Come experience Crowd Business Models Summit in San Francisco on October 22

Trends in the Living Networks

My book Getting Results From Crowds was designed as a highly practical overview of how to create value using crowdsourcing. The primary intention of the event is to help entrepreneurs as well as larger organizations to successfully design and implement business models based on crowds. If you’ve got this far, you deserve the discount code FRIENDS25 for a 25% discount, though the Summit in any case is just $125 full registration.

Announcing the first SenseMaker®-specific courses - sign up now!

Dave Snowden

Course cost is USD800, with discounts for network members, premium members and Early Bird bookings. Course cost is USD1,500, with discounts for network members, premium members and Early Bird bookings. Online SenseMaker® Signification Design. For those who prefer online learning or who can’t wait for the live course to reach them, this is an excellent facilitator-guided course introducing SenseMaker® signification design, run by Laurie Webster.

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UX Week 2012 - Meet Our First Three Keynote Speakers

Adaptive Path

a renowned design firm, perhaps best known for his album cover work , but, really he's applied his craft in a variety of forms and media. We're thrilled to have him back in 2012 to give us the inside scoop on the development of Windows 8, the first operating system designed for consistent use across phone, tablet, and desktop (and who knows, maybe even teevee!).

What Is To Be Done? (Part 1)

John Hagel

  We’ll begin to be more motivated by perceived rewards and discount the perceived risks along the way. Virtually all of our institutions today are explicitly designed to squash passion and squeeze us into the molds that have been carefully programmed for each of us. My last post on The Dark Side of Technology definitely seems to have hit a responsive chord. Many of us see evidence of this dark side of technology every day in the world around us.

Grow your business faster! Crowdsourcing and Crowd Business Models workshops in Sydney

Trends in the Living Networks

The afternoon session on Crowd Business Models will delve into how to design and implement successful business models based on crowds and crowdsourcing. The event is co-organized by NSW Business Chamber , which is offering discounts to its members. Following the launch and fantastic response to Getting Results From Crowds we will be running a series of workshops around the world on creating value using crowds and crowdsourcing.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

And that even where more formal, structured approaches are desired, social (learning) experiences need to be designed that are lite on content and rich in interaction. Helping learning designers use a new lite social design approach – that is not focused on content, but on activities as well as stimulating conversation and discussion. Contributors to the (social) design phase will be entitled to a discount on the workshop fee! _. *I

Making a Movement: Narratives and Creation Spaces

John Hagel

In these times, we tend to magnify perception of risk and discount perception of reward, shorten our time horizons, fall into zero sum views of the world (it’s a win/lose world) and lose trust in those around us. As diverse as these arenas were, they spawned environments with a set of common characteristics designed to scale learning so that the more participants who join in, the faster everyone learns. What better day than Labor Day in the US to explore movements and narratives?

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Interview with comics creator Scott McCloud

Adaptive Path

We are in the extremely early stages of planning UX Week 2009 , our flagship conference on all matters related to user experience design (in fact, we’re so early, we have almost nothing on that page). A theme for UX Week 2009 is “Looking laterally&# , and inviting speakers from fields outside of design who have influenced our work.

You should follow us on Twitter

Adaptive Path

It’s another opportunity for each of us individually – and as a company – to communicate to the design community and friends and family. Frequently, we’ll offer discount codes for our key events – so watch out! Or, if you want to Twitter-stalk some of our designers, we’re cool with that, too. I wrote a similar post a year ago, and thought now might be a good time to update the Twitter list of Adaptive Path. Twitter is a valuable outlet for us.

UX Week 2010 keywords: Games, social, iPad, visualization, service, future

Adaptive Path

This year’s program doesn’t have a singular theme, or even set of themes; instead, sessions and workshops address a range of topics that are au courant for people practicing experience design. BJ Fogg , who invented the field of persuasive design, will be both presenting a session and teaching a full-day workshop on this subject. Data-driven design. What role should data play in our design process? Service design.