Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

How do we address those who pressure us to produce a list of, or abide by, "best" practices? Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results.

Designing outside your comfort zone

Adaptive Path

That’s what we tell ourselves because as designers we often rely on tried and tested tools, methods and standards to help us arrive at a solution that should work. They may sound like best practices for just being a good designer, and they are. “Trust the process!”.

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June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List All Social is Learning John 8 comments Decision Science , Social Media Nov 22 I’ve been reflecting lately on my brief sojourn into education reform prior to returning to “the world.”

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eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning

Tony Karrer

I received a question about a particular eLearning Design challenge that someone was facing and I realized that the title of my blog and the way I post doesn't really do justice to talking about design and patterns in designing eLearning in this blog. I'll try to work on that, but here's a list of posts that are relevant to eLearning design and eLearning patterns: What Clients Really Want The basis for many of the eLearning design decisions.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 03 2008 Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List Published by Nancy White at 12:54 pm under social media , technology stewardship Laura Quinn asked me to contribute an answer towards Idealware’s Ask Idealware. Combine an email list, tagging tool, and wiki.

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[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. She uses a Mark Twain story [" Was the World Made for Man? "] about an oyster’s point of view to remind us that online design isn’t really all that evolved. She came back from Japan trying to design a more useful display.

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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. While it talks in terms of SharePoint, really the patterns described relate to all different types of tools.

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Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. And you need repositories of LD patterns. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. TELOS isn't exactly an LD designer and player, it's an educational modeling designer and player that exports to IMS-LD. So we got new tools for running learning designs.

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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?

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.

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.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? There were too many other things on my to do list. 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on March 05, 2006 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection : » John Hagel on GE & McKinsey from Outsourcing Strategy From his edgeperspectives blog: ".the

The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

2013 is over for everything but the holidays so I’m posting this list of the top 50 blog posts on Working Smarter this year. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s list.

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Dave Snowden

Identity switches also change the way we perceive the world, they create cognitive activation patterns that filter what we see. But, and this is more scary, the narrative patterns and feedback loops can have a profound effect on who we are, how we perceive the world and how we act in it.

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Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

At its worse the subjects becomes objects in a process designed more for the ego needs of the facilitation team and the satisfaction of explicit targets set by an Authority. As I suggest this is a common pattern over many a field.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

The first post on Tom’s list was I Believe in the 70:20:10 framework. The idea that companies could neatly slice the learning patterns of their people into three carefully-defined and carefully analysed buckets like this belies belief.

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Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

Mapping of course should show up the existing patterns and with those patterns the range what is possible at what effort. Now this isn’t a complete list but I’m going to use the Cynefin framework to give an idea of types and to be very, very clear, its not complete, its illustrative.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

Avoiding Half-baked Personas

Adaptive Path

In that tension is the power of personas as a design tool but it is also their greatest potential weakness. Too much fiction leads to misguided design. Too little fiction leads to uninspired design. The key to good persona work is understanding the strengths and dangers of intuition at different stages of the research and design process. They are a phase in a process and should never be used to make design decisions.

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Clark Quinn

My topics are listed below and include links to relevant posts as well as a short description of the core ideas behind each topic. design mobile social strategyMy Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche is a clever guy.

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. For a great list of more metrics you might consider, see Rachel Happe’s blog post on Social Media Metrics.

a need for empathy

Dave Snowden

Equally ignorant of history is the recent demand in the UK to list all foreign nationals working for companies. We have show the way in which patterns of meaning can emerge from that material and the persuasive power of narrative matched with numbers.

Initial working on identity

Dave Snowden

So let me start by listing some types of identity: Role based identities such as crews, in which people are training in role and role interaction. Context triggered such as in a crisis where wholly different patterns of expectation and interaction form without design.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. The host has a list of all the guests present at the party, and for each guest, the host has gathered a number of data sources, such as LinkedIn and Facebook profiles and other biographical data.

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AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

Beth Kanter

The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

A curmudgeonly Christmas & a critical New Year

Dave Snowden

So my current list of subjects (with some indication of my thinking on typology) are listed before, More candidates or examples appreciated! Design thinking which has moved from an artisan to a manufacturing approach and lost much in the transition. Anyone teaching people to tell a better story (its called propoganda) rather than allowing narrative patterns to emerge through action and interaction.

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

Adaptive Path

Well, it’s a little easier when you know what to look for, what the patterns of success are. From a wealth of work in this space, we’ve found some common patterns that have emerged when we travel from current-state experience maps to bringing about future-state experiences.

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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Telling Stories: Mapping the Patient Experience at John Muir Health

Adaptive Path

The AP team worked quickly to uncover patterns and trends in general patient experiences to design activities that would facilitate the creation of these journeys. First, we asked them to create a Resource List. Oral storytelling is a universal human trait.

Please not more of the same (2 of 3)

Dave Snowden

I'd driven her down from our software design session showing off the length of Wales in the process via the glories of the A470 with the odd mountain road diversion. I had to get up at 0400 this morning to make the morning flight for Berlin.

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth Kanter

She offers a few opportunities: Want information on current transporation patterns (Lyft, Uber, Car share, bikeshare)? Want information on tourism patterns (Airbnb, Homeaway)? analyze use patterns from any of the aforementioned).

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Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The list of articles on Google's front page, however, are a different matter. The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today. When we look at random things, we see patterns in them.

Scaling: merge, match & masticate

Dave Snowden

What they have in common is a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar pattern. Fractals also includes the idea of a detailed pattern that repeats itself. For the IT community Object Orientated architectures and design methods are a real gift here but rarely used in organisation although they underpin the value and resilience of the app marketplace.

networked failure and learning

Harold Jarche

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” In your book, you list many examples of neo-generalists: artists, businessmen, athletes, etc. You might even have some people black-listed as “not trustworthy at all!”.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”. Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

What are the habits and patterns of learner self-organization in open online courses? What principles or models of instructional design are most effective in developing MOOCs? Of course, there are many more research questions and concerns with MOOCs than what I’ve listed above. In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course.

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Signposts for Week Ending April 10th

Adaptive Path

Rick Pynor on the end of the Designers Republic. Design an airport? This is an interesting pattern library for experience design. We’ll leave you with this insanely wonderful list of 100 Resources for Design Inspiration. The upside of a down market for automobiles – the Cinquecento may soon arrive in the US.