Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


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.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instead of downloading and saving the file, you should be able to save it directly from a JSON feed generated by the gRSShopper API. It asks, "Will your product, service, or analysis make Twitter content or derived information available to a government entity?"

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Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I downloaded and tested the Expression Web Designer software. It is a very large download - 224 megabytes, plus the.Net framework. You have to have a Microsoft Vista ID (existing MSN IDs will work) to download the package. Pages are designed using CSS and standard HTML elements. Somebody working the server backend (databases, etc) can very easily set up this product to allow non-technical people to design complex websites.

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Data Informed, Not Data Driven: The Subtext

Adaptive Path

I want to introduce you to a UX Week talk called “Data Informed, Not Data Driven&# by Adam Mosseri, Product Design Manager at Facebook. Reminder, stop designing for yourself. Tags: Collaboration Decision Support Product Design UX Week Videos

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

Bob Sutton

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. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking? Bob Sutton.

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

Luis Suarez

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. General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps

Why the Core77 Conference is About User Experience

Adaptive Path

The Core77 Conference speaker line up includes, among others, a UX lead at Google X, a wearable technology designer and a guy brazen enough to suggest that putting a floating swimming pool in the East River would be a great way to clean it up. At first glance, this event may not look like a typical conference for an interaction designer, but at the core of each presentation, you’ll find a reverence for the human experience and the way we interact with the world around us.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

It surely was quite an interesting event and, if you would be interested, you can catch up with the tweet stream by checking out the #sbweb hash tag; a copy of the slides both Sandy and Jeremiah used can be downloaded over here as well.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #10

Luis Suarez

This week’s suggestions cover the following themes: Productivity, Photography, Traveling and Games. I would suggest you download it, install it, play with it, and then you would know what I mean … So when Opera announced they were doing Opera Mini for mobile devices I just couldn’t help it and install it right away and till today. Yes, indeed, design matters heh. General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps

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My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Quality: What can I say about quality that hasn’t been said already about Apple’s products? Yes, good quality products would do that to you. Design: Yes, good, … oh wait!, great design still sells big time! Yes, great design still makes a huge difference!

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth Kanter

But this is more than a simple report on a highly successful leadership program that takes a systems approach to serving an underserved community, it is the authors playbook of how to design and implement a program, including facilitation recipes for designing meetings.

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. These printers use computer-assisted design to conceive of objects as arrays of thin slices. retailer” to sell the product.

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How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth Kanter

It’s a fun way to avoid one of the most common meeting productivity killers: Rabbit Holes. Virtual meetings are also prone to non-productive discussions. There is also a set you can download on your phone. … Read More Meetings Training Design

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Or we buy our music and e-books from Amazon, which keeps records of what we own and allows downloading to a Kindle, computer, or phone. These last few months I’ve been visiting dozens of developers and policy folk from Europe to Australia, all grappling productively with privacy issues, working on the side of individuals, and doing their best to develop enlightened policy, products and services. In Here Is New York , E.B.

What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?


Responsive design promises to help companies future-proof their content and deliver more mobile experiences faster and better, but responsive learning is lagging behind. Have you heard of Responsive Web Design (RWD)? Download the full webinar by clicking here.

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

If you just can’t stomach the downtime, download an audiobook so you can keep moving while you listen. A more perfect design. Everyone should do themselves a favor and check out “ The Design of Everyday Things “ by Don Norman. On productivity.

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 Blogging Community Complexity Design Just Jay MOOCs Working Smarter

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Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

LMS technology emerged from a need to automate process management and record-keeping systems in the post-World War II era when the focus was on industrialisation and the development of mass production techniques.

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Single-Source Workshop with Bryan Chapman and Xyleme Recap


In Chapman’s experience, single-source content development more than delivers productivity gains. This allows graphic enhancement, video production, narrative recording and mobile development to happen simultaneously as the experts contribute content!

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, there are many different kinds of robots available today, each one having a body specifically designed for its task. As a result, each kind of robot body must be individually designed and produced, and its body capabilities are difficult to extend to new tasks and applications. .

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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.

The Reinvention of Management: Part 2: How do you delight the client?

Steve Denning

In today’s more competitive world, profits can vanish overnight with the entry of a new product or service into the marketplace. Trying to satisfy everyone practically guarantees average products and services that will not delight anyone.

Textbooks are dead. Or Should Be.


an emerging mobile applications developer, announced in November of 2011 that they are planning new educational apps designed for children as schools begin trading textbooks in for iPads. Furthermore, the content downloaded to these devices is free or cost a small expense. Compare that to the idea that if books were digitally published, production expenses could be reduced by approximately 55.6

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) | Main | Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Our Primary Research: Understanding How People Use Mobile Phones in Rural India

Adaptive Path

Understanding user motivations and intentions is critical to designing good experiences. In most cases the users we speak with are comfortable with products with complex interactions and deep functionality. For this project, our researchers Natasha Alani and Sebastian Heycke set out to uncover the needs of a population that product designers and manufacturers often overlook and who are not part of a typical product target market.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Many of the comments I received relate to the eternal debate over optimal incentive design, and whether it’s desirable (or even possible) to measure and reward effort vs. activities vs. outcomes. Why not measure instead what we’re really interested in – innovativeness, productivity, service levels, etc.? helps with innovation, productivity, service, etc. more templates easy to download Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Enterprise 2.0

My UX Week 2012 Mixtape

Adaptive Path

For almost any conference, the talks that linger most with me are those that help me see things from different perspectives, especially if they give me insight into how design challenges are solved in other fields.

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Adaptive Path

It's an artifact that serves to illuminate the complete experience a person may have with a product or service. View and download a larger version. Instead, we start with a touchpoint inventory, cataloging all touchpoints a customer has with the product or service, great and small.

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When Death Stares At You, Hinting Your Career Was A Scam

Dan Pontefract

The firm specialized in “designing and crafting unique, high quality motion graphics and animation solutions.” We were just shifting product.”. In October of 2012, at the age of 52 years, Linds Redding of Auckland, New Zealand died of inoperable esophageal cancer.

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

Ross Dawson

The app has been downloaded in 80 countries, with 4 million images shown and 400,000 images selected. Will the next big technology company come out of the fashion world?

Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?

Doc Searls

In September of last year, for example, Apple put up a new page — — that contained this paragraph: Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Apple’s iAds system actually uses lots of your information, including your iTunes purchasing history, location data, and any other download or library information it can suss out about you, to determine what ads you see.

On Pandemic Politics, Pedagogies and Practices

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even more, we should "see this time as an important moment to support, regulate and design an inclusive digital future for us all, that is part of a society that is more socially just."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog. My problem, beyond the obvious, is that the response from Zone Alarm acts as if this is just something that happens all the time (probably does) but worse than that - that it is somehow acceptable to create a product that routinely kills multiple hours of customers time fixing the problem!

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

there is any number that directs me to the page designed for words that begin with an E and whose first vowel after the initial letter is I, I must then write under the word Epistola in that page what I have to remark. Call it, in this example: textual productivity.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. In my view, what we're designing when we design learning is an environment that is open-ended and characterized by its affordances.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth Kanter

Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things.

Where I’m coming from

Jay Cross

The human brain is the product of 10 million years of evolution, 99.8% Organize by product or area or function. Furthermore, in the days of 300 baud modems, images took forever to download. These are my core beliefs about how to get along in the world.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously


I’ve already written about this extensively in my Plugging Learning into ECM white paper (also available for download at the resource library section of our web site). Training, marketing, product documentation, etc. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

RSS Changeover Day Experiences

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For some reason the designer has opted to highlight unread counts and blog titles with an ugly green circle or box with white text. That said, Feedly is a mature product, and you can see when you scan the preferences (bottom of that hidden left pane).

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Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its idea was not particularly new, but Square designed a simple but usable device, patented some of the underlying technology, leveraged other technology like the iPad and added some marketing. At the other end are market-facing innovations, whose purpose is to develop transformational applications which will significantly improve the productivity of business, government and other institutions as well as the quality of their products and services.

Impressive startups! Report from PushStart Australian accelerator Demo Day

Ross Dawson

They say that social media is not designed for business, it is designed for individuals, so. They also are looking to create an ecosystem in which other developers can build add-on products. It received good feedback so the team has built a next-generation product. They have a reach of extended families, to which they can recommend products relevant to the children. They are looking for $500K for product development and marketing. .

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Just What is a UX Manager?

Adaptive Path

Then on Twitter, Livia Labate, who leads the experience design practice for Marriott International asked, “Dear @AdaptivePath, what is a UX Manager?” I see the occasional rant about "you can't design experiences" and "you can't manage and experience."

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Adaptive Path

It's an artifact that serves to illuminate the complete experience a person may have with a product or service. View and download a larger version. Instead, we start with a touchpoint inventory, cataloging all touchpoints a customer has with the product or service, great and small.

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