What Features Do Technology Companies Need in eLearning Software?

TOPYX LMS

Forward-thinking technology companies understand that both employee and customer training is vital to increased productivity and a healthy bottom line.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) Serving experience as the product.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An equally optimistic view was expressed in another excellent article, - How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Competition , - published in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review by Michael Porter and James Heppelmann. . IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design Thinking is the featured topic in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review with four articles on the subject. “It’s It’s no longer just for products. IDEO , a firm best known for pioneering this expanded view of design, traces its roots back to 1978.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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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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?Beyond “I hate green:” Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews

Adaptive Path

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a part of a design review that included any of the following comments: [ ] I hate green. [ ] Can you make it “pop?&#. [ ] Just tweak it around a bit and we’ll have another review. [ ] Make the logo bigger. [ ] Can you just make it look like Apple? It’s a common challenge in visual design: creating a feedback structure that respects the subjective nature of visual design, yet also generates actionable items for moving forward.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Activities Each week of the course will feature some events. It asks, "Will your product, service, or analysis make Twitter content or derived information available to a government entity?" These are mostly live video conferences with guests.

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The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

Xyleme

We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. a slightly modified version with two major user interface features. Here are the latest feature updates: Finger Swipe.

Secret Features of Apple's Proposed New Campus - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

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.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017. At the same time, TOPYX LMS comes with built-in features that are timeless.

Designing the killer experience

Clark Quinn

But I continue my decades long fascination with design, to the extent that it’s a whole category for my posts! An article on how Apple’s iPhone was designed caused me to reflect. Their model was having a large-scope goal, and then various product managers take pieces of that, and negotiated for budget, with vendors for resources, and with other team members for the capability to implement their features. design

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses. The NRC LPSS program is a 5-year $20 million effort designed to develop these core technologies and bind them with a common platform.

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017. At the same time, TOPYX LMS comes with built-in features that are timeless.

Norman’s Design of Future Things

Clark Quinn

Donald Norman’s book, The Design of Everyday Things is a must-read for anyone who creates artifacts or interfaces for humans. Engineers are even building in noise as a feature when it’s disappeared via technical sophistication. At the end, he comes up with a set of design principles: Provide rich, complex, and natural signals. As an exercise, I looked at his design principles to see what might transfer over to the design of learning experiences.

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Design a Superhero

Adaptive Path

Experiment #1: You are designing the superhero of _travel. In this experiment, I asked a fellow design researcher who loves to travel to help me design the Superhero of Travel. Real life opportunity: tie in purchasing features.). Real life opportunity: tie in to ecommerce, featuring products that are stylish and suitable for travel.). Real life opportunity: featured neighborhoods and “get lost&# excursions.).

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UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, when we set about the task of choosing speakers for UX Week , we look for people who can bring a broad perspective to the challenges facing experience designers today.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 2)

Adaptive Path

Peter Merholz: In your earlier discussion of the departments involved in product development, Marketing was not mentioned. Margret Schmidt: Marketing is outside of the Product Development organization, and User Experience is inside Product Development. The VP of Marketing is very engaged in the executive reviews of all products and designs. Marketing sets the requirements (like product management does for product) and they are heavily involved in reviews.

Explaining User Experience Design to High Schoolers (and other new audiences)

Adaptive Path

How do user experience designers tell their story in a relevant, meaningful way, to audiences who have no exposure to user experience design (UX)? UX practitioners are keenly aware that everything we use in our lives was designed by someone. But, outside of our industry (and related ones), most people aren’t aware of the many decisions that were made (or not made) on their behalf when a product or service was designed.

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Designing for Better Sex: In Conversation with Cindy Gallop Pt. 2

Adaptive Path

Allison Huang, our Design intern, and I talked to Cindy. This portion includes Cindy’s vision for how diversity and inclusion can be used to design spaces for open conversation around human sexuality and technology, and how that conversation can lead to personal and relational transformation. Are there any other supporting design principles or criteria that you think sextech requires in order to support that humanity?

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Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 3)

Adaptive Path

PM: We met at a conference last fall where you were speaking about the design and launch of the new TiVo.com website. I believe you mentioned that the site design had not significantly changed for 5 or so years before this most recent launch (and looking at the Internet Archive confirms this. How were you able to overcome those barriers and launch a radically new design? What did it take to make the site more of an extension of the TiVo product experience?

The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design (by Jared Spool)

Adaptive Path

The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design. Using these three variables, we’ve created corresponding questions to help us quickly rate a team’s experience design prowess. Notice that the story doesn’t describe the specifics of the design or the system — that’s not important. Their business units currently don’t talk to each other and pretend that customers don’t exist beyond their own individual products. Jared Spool.

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Design research as the fourth estate

Adaptive Path

In preparation for teaching the Design Research day of our upcoming UX Intensive in San Francisco, from June 15-18, I’ve been reflecting on the different roles that design research plays in the design process and in the organizations we work with. It seems to me that organizations seeking to evolve their products and services, or even revolutionize their offerings, can benefit greatly from something like a fourth estate for design.

Designing for Better Sex: In Conversation with Cindy Gallop Pt. 2

Adaptive Path

Allison Huang, our Design intern, and I talked to Cindy. This portion includes Cindy’s vision for how diversity and inclusion can be used to design spaces for open conversation around human sexuality and technology, and how that conversation can lead to personal and relational transformation. Are there any other supporting design principles or criteria that you think sextech requires in order to support that humanity?

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Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the waterfall development model , a project is broken down into a set of sequential phases, - e.g., conception, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment, maintenance, - each dependent on the completion of the previous phase.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 1)

Adaptive Path

Her extensive experience heading up design at TiVo has given her a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a great experience in a high technology product. The most common problem being overwhelming interfaces offering too many features, a symptom of an organization where departments don’t work together, and throw in a lot of functionality simply because they can. Back in 1998 they created a list of mantras that they kept in mind during design.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

We used some Human Centered Design techniques from their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book. It was the most stimulating web platform strategy session that I have ever experienced! What is Human Centered Design?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Are You A Gifted Interface Designer? Come Work At Outside.In!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Are You A Gifted Interface Designer? Were actively looking for a lead designer at outside.in Weve got some pretty exceptional new products and ideas in the pipeline here, and some great partners who are going to help us showcase what were doing. But we need someone to turn all the geo-data were assembling into a compelling and intuitive design, building on the great UI work that Doria Fan has done for us over the past year.

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

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Good design creates good stories.

Apple’s iPad and the importance of price

Adaptive Path

One of the architects of the product, Jeff Hawkins, left Tandy to strike out on his own with Palm Computing. While the quality and characteristics of the product’s behavior were crucial, it’s revealing that among the top considerations was price.

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Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

There's little practical advice that can assist Instructional Designers in what the evolved forms really are. Dennis Coxe : The role of the instructional designer will be to use the ADDIE model to determine what baseline structure can be built into the formal piece of the learning and what parts of the knowledge base are fluid and need to maintained delivered in an informal venue, be it a blog, a podcast, or talking points delivered by a project manager to his or her team.

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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. The features and possibilities you have to tweak photos from applying filters, shades, colour, shapes, tilting, saturation, contrast, etc.

Imagining the Future of the Touchscreen iPod nano

Adaptive Path

“Boards&# would be large screen devices perhaps three feet to a side, “Pads&# would approximate the size of a sheet of paper, and “Tabs&# would feature a small screen at the scale of a Post-It note. The square screen offers a unique symmetry and looseness of orientation that invites design experimentation. Tags: Mobile Product Design Technology Trends iPad iPhone A Brief History of the Future.

Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know I may have well been one of the very few, but all along I have always felt that in terms of features, capabilities, blending of online and offline interactions and, above all, the deeper level of engagement in conversations is what made G+ special. At least, it is not my design.

I love updates! Or the app story the Nielsen Norman Group doesn’t tell

Adaptive Path

Every product is a design theory embodied. Designers and developers make something based on their theory about what is good and fun and useful and enjoyable, ideally for a particular audience. The theory is tested when people begin to use the product and we discover how closely our assumptions and people’s reality line up. Note feature lists and a sense of connection between the users and the makers.

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Doonesbury Slaps Donald Trump With The No Asshole Rule - Bob.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Games and the iPhone

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Brooks/Cheney | Main | The Silent Room Tone » Games and the iPhone Two quick thoughts on the iPhone announcement today: First, anopen question: does this mean the only way you can do over-the-airsyncing of calendar events and contacts (a feature I really, reallywant) is by connecting to an Exchange server? That would be prettyintense if Apple limited a crucial feature exclusively to users of aMicrosoft product.

Feed the Habit: Digital Multitasking

Adaptive Path

Our best response was that we feel more efficient or productive, as we maximize our time across multiple activities. This raises an important issue: should we design for multitasking behavior, or are we feeding a habit that is a gateway to distraction and overall work inefficiency? Digital multitasking features arguably enhance productivity. I think multitasking is a behavior that designers should take into consideration when planning for their product or service.

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Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Personal Productivity (14). Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear During this quiet holiday week, we’ve decided to roll out a new feature on the Pink Blog — something we call the Ngram Faceoff. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

The overall Web browser experience is amazing; the amount of features put together where Google is bringing Google to Plus at a rather rampant pace is unprecedented. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise