eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts. design strategy

Designing Microlearning

Clark Quinn

Earlier, I wrote about designing microlearning, but what I was really talking about was the design of spaced learning. So how should you design the type of microlearning I really feel is valuable? We want to provide an understanding behind the rote steps, to support adaptation of the process in difference situations. Now, we can also be providing examples, e.g. how the model plays out in different contexts. design mobile

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A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. SO drilling in the exact meanings of words is valuable, as an example. As Van Merriënboer’s 4 Component Instructional Design talks about, we need to separate out the knowledge from the complex problems we apply it to. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned.

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.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

Once that change happens, it cannot be reversed and there are many examples in nature. We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence.

Designing Learning Like Professionals

Clark Quinn

I’m increasingly realizing that the ways we design and develop content are part of the reason why we’re not getting the respect we deserve. We need to start combining experience design with learning engineering to really start delivering solutions. To truly design learning, we need to understand learning science. And it won’t transfer well if you don’t have appropriate contexts across examples and practice. design meta-learning strategy

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products.

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Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development. She holds the first service design professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, is the President and Co-Founder of the International Service Design Network , and Editor-in-Chief of Touchpoint , the International Journal of Service Design. Ayla Newhouse [AN]: How did you arrive at service design as your path?

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

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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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. “Imagine the whole creative process opening up before you where there has never been an outlet before.

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Want to Design for Impact?

Adaptive Path

Whether you consider yourself a creative, a maker, an ideas person or are just plain curious, this is the opportunity work with a local San Francisco community organization, on a tangible opportunity, while being led by experts in the design process.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

It usually refers to the process of extracting knowledge from Subject Matter Experts, and presenting this content in a logical order for individuals to study. This may help the learner immediately, but it hinders the learning process.

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Design thinking & complexity pt 1

Dave Snowden

I promised to address this yesterday following a presentation on Design Thinking at the conference here in Ohio. As I have said at more conferences than I care to think of going through a linear process in shorter cycles or drawing it as a circle does not make it non-linear.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. From a design perspective, one takeaway is to create micro learning opportunities.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Amanda Dameron on Making Design More Human

Adaptive Path

If you’re a fan of Dwell magazine, you’re familiar with its unique take on modern architecture and design in the home. Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron is a passionate advocate for the philosophy of design exemplified by the homes, decor, and furnishings showcased in Dwell.

Mind the SME (and process)

Clark Quinn

As the subtitle tells you, the book is about “micro collaboration between elearning designers and instructor experts&#. Along the way, it provides useful coverage of topics like shared representations, process, and the value of project management. Also, despite not being academic, and admittedly also intended for academic designers as well as corporate, the examples appear to skew to the academic side. design

Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop

Adaptive Path

Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. They asked her to inspire us with her vision for a diverse, inclusive world where technology is designed to facilitate honest human experiences and relationships. For example, because the media and tech blogs are just as uncomfortable covering sex as anyone else is talking about it, when they do talk about sextech, they tend to default to the hardware side of sextech. g Design Leadership Uncategorized UX Week

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking. Last week I discussed this expanded view of design thinking based on one of the articles, - Design Thinking Comes of Age.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process. Design Protocol.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, I talk with Ken about the connections between the ideas in his book and the concerns of designers, and get a preview of what he’ll be talking about in his keynote at UX Week 2014 in San Francisco this September.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world. This is reflected not just in studies and articles, but in the growing number of design consulting firms like IDEO , as well as of design centers in universities, such as MIT's Media Lab and the d.school in Stanford. This is where we enter the world of design. .

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Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They present a unique design challenge. A fun design challenge at Stanford has been to design MOOCs for reuse, by targeting local learning communities, eg. Can we design for learning in MOOCs? to design goals and learning objectives.

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

Experience design has emerged in part as a response to this growing need we all have.   It is no longer enough to design products and services so that they have aesthetic appeal and perform well.    We are on the cusp of another major shift in the focus of experience design, one that moves far beyond the impact of individual products and services. The design challenge becomes how to design experiences that maximize flow.

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. Part of the process of becoming expert is compiling away the underlying thinking that goes on, so it moves from conscious to subconscious. If you’re not willing to do this, you’re not cut out to be a learning designer. design

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working?

Design thinking & complexity pt 2

Dave Snowden

For the moment I want to look at some of the implications for design thinking, reinterpreted through a complexity lens; shifting from a linear process to a non-linear dynamic. Mind-Body cartesian dualism, Newtonian Physics and many other assumptions underpin the dominant ways of thinking in western society (and elsewhere) and as commonly understood design thinking does not avoid the trap; namely asking the wrong questions. So what does this mean for design?

American Design Firms: Too Old or Too Fat?

Adaptive Path

And, honestly, trying to pull together a cohesive story about the current state of American design is no easy task. I'm mentioning the article because, for me, one of the most interesting things in it is something that Robert only touches on and then drops: "I look around at the aging leadership at the leading American design firms—organizations like frog, IDEO, Continuum and Smart—with some concern." This idea is interesting because of the examples he chooses.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. Design.

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

Beth Kanter

And the agency is using an innovation platform and design thinking to find solutions. For example, creativity expert Roger Von Oech has the “ Creative Whack Pack ” and “ Innovation Whack Pack.”

Design Takes Over: Making Beauty Out of Necessity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The year ahead will produce striking examples of the power of technology and imagination to address fundamental problems of the age.”. I particularly enjoyed reading Design Takes Over , the 2036 prediction by Paola Antonelli , senior curator for architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In truth, design has spread like gas to almost all facets of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking. They make the design.”.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

How many years have you been designing educational games? Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Please walk us through your process for creating an educational game from concept to implementation. design games

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

The biggest change in my understanding of design after joining Capital One, by far, is how I understand the importance and nature of content strategy in my design work. Design Research. Be as transparent and specific as possible about our approval process.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

And, you need to think about the cover image design in the context of your overall content strategy. But what if you don’t have the resources to hire a graphic designer and need to do it in-house? Below are some examples to get your creative juices flowing.

Making it Real

Adaptive Path

There is a shift from focusing on product to multi-channel user experience, and successful companies are employing multidisciplinary teams involving the disciplines of interaction design, industrial design, architecture, branding and service design.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do. In 120 pages, Smith and Fingar skewer Carr, show why IT will matter more than ever, and explain how business process management creates riches.