Launch of updated AHT Group Business Model Overview

Ross Dawson

In February 2011 we launched a Business Model Overview of AHT Group. Rather than including all of our activities on the visual, we have covered these in a separate Strategic Overview document. It was created to help me and others to understand the scope of what we are doing.

Interface Design for Learning Review

Clark Quinn

This book is very valuable not just for interface designers doing learning solutions, but also for IDs and developers who end up having to design. Similarly, she provides an overview of elearning in Chapter 3, and UI basic terms in Chapter 4. She even discusses the design of learning spaces. design Dorian Peters has written the first book I’ve seen on UI for learning, linking two of my favorite things. Understand that I did my Ph.D.

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Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

the next generation of Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning system for Singapore and as one of the main designers of 1.0 For the moment I had the task of providing a quick overview of what I thought was important in the next generation of RAHS, some of which was in the original vision.

An Overview of Common Cartridge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On the platform side we have run-time tests that are designed to exercise every known functionality. Continued coverage of IMS. There's an IMS Common Cartridge testing tool, but they don't want to enable access without registration. Kevin Riley We got a bunch of content vendors and providers together to see what they supported, based on customer demand. We found quite a lot in common.

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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Typographers: the Original UX Designers

Adaptive Path

This made the type nerd in me happy and hopeful about the respect paid to typography on UX design. But revisiting it I was struck by how the rules of good typography reflect those of effective UX design. As UX designers we balance guiding users without over-defining an experience.

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Learning Experience Design in Action

Clark Quinn

The challenge of the activities, and quality of the content, would ideally drive the learner to the resources, but there might be required quick overviews that point to deeper resources, and individuals who struggle might be pointed to the content. Tags: design I was working with one of my clients/partners on an opportunity to develop classroom learning on a tablet. The first push is to get something to show teachers and trial in a classroom.

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Ben Fry’s “Computational Information Design”

Adaptive Path

Watch his talk at UX Week 2010 to get an overview of his process, take a tour of his work, discover the power of his key question (How are people going to use this data?), Ben Fry, UX Week: Computational Information Design from Adaptive Path’s UX Week Videos.

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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! As a webinar designer, what tricks and tips have worked for you?

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Experiential futures and the intersection between design and foresight

Ross Dawson

Stuart joined global design firm Arup six weeks ago after finishing his Ph.D He provides a nice overview of the scenarios and how they evoked them in an event for over 500 people. Design intermediates imagination and the tangible.

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Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth Kanter

To facilitate the lab, I used human centered design techniques (for a good overview see Jen Bokoff’s terrific overview post here ) and more specifically the Luma Institute methods (for more, see my post here.). Innovation Training Design Transparency

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Creativity, Innovation and Design

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early June, Imperial College and the Royal College of Art announced the creation of a new center - Design-London - to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy.

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?

Learning Lessons

Clark Quinn

The choice of discussion question and assignment both were designed to elicit the necessary thinking, which makes the marking of the assignment relatively easy. Designing them all as scenario challenges was critical as well. design mobile

Learnnovators Deeper eLearning Series

Clark Quinn

For the past 6 months, Learnnovators has been hosting a series of posts I’ve done on Deeper eLearning Design that goes through the elements beyond traditional ID. So here I’ve been getting into the nuances of each element, closing with an overview of changes that are implied for processes: 1. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect. design

Thoughts on strategy from Training 19

Clark Quinn

Friend and colleague Michael Allen practiced what he preached while talking about good learning design, as he does. I opened by making the case for doing optimal execution right, meaning doing proper learning design and performance support. design strategy

Sarah Prevette #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Sarah Prevette closed the Learning Solutions conference with a rapid fire overview of Design Thinking and a passionate case for making the success skills of the future to be entrepreneurship. design

Christopher Pirie #mlearncon Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Christopher Pirie opened the eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon mobile learning conference with a fair overview of technology for learning. design games technology

A Primer on Ethnography from Designers

Mark Oehlert

Its a short read - about 30 pages - but it does give a good overview of how designers and ethnographers could work well together in a design process. My red flag goes up a bit since I've seen 'ethnography' and its associated set of practices and methodologies, given short shrift in the design world. To be fair - when this primer lays out step-by-step how a designer and an ethnographer could work together, it does define clear roles for each.

Judging the best visualizations of the future: Enter the BBC What If? competition

Ross Dawson

The competition overview says: We cannot change the past, but we can visualise the world of the future – the world that we want or the world we want to avoid. So, read the competition overview , let your visions of the future emerge, and capture them to share with the world.

AI and Learning

Clark Quinn

I haven’t been free to follow the latest developments as much as I’d like, but Donald gave a great overview. design meta-learning technologyAt the recent DevLearn, Donald Clark talked about AI in learning, and while I largely agreed with what he said, I had some thoughts and some quibbles. I discussed them with him, but I thought I’d record them here, not least as a basis for a further discussion.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Here’s an overview of the topics from recent Masterclasses. Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning.

Support for moving forward

Clark Quinn

On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto and our Future of Work project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. The learning strategy one is a little more because it’s a wee bit more complex. ;) Both are also based upon frameworks I’ve developed for each: elearning design is based upon deeper elearning and the leverage points in the design process. design strategy

Sach’s Winning the Story Wars

Clark Quinn

The book also provides, as one of the benefits, a nice overview of story, particularly the hero’s journey as synthesized by Joseph Campbell across many cultures and time periods. One of the heuristics in learning game design is Henry Jenkins’ “put the player in a role they’d like to be in” This provides a deeper grounding, put the learner in a role they aspire to be in. design games meta-learning

Augmented Reality Lives!

Clark Quinn

Here’s the news, but first, a brief overview of why I like AR. design mobile technologyAugmented Reality (AR) is on the upswing, and I think this is a good thing. I think AR makes sense, and it’s nice to see both solid tool support and real use cases emerging.

Two good books on learning

Clark Quinn

In addition to the existing good books out there (Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn , Patti Schank’s new series, e.g. her book on Practice & Feedback , & Brown, et al’s Make it Stick ), I was pointed to two others. Benedict Carey’s How We Learn is an accessible overview of the science of learning. This book, while relevant to individuals, has much more insight to provide for learning designers. design

The fantastic initiatives that are creating City 2.0

Ross Dawson

Below is an overview of the five fantastic projects. Blueprints for everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials. Crowdsourcing design Future of cities Uncategorized

… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

My role was also to provide an overview of complexity theory and its application to climate change. Last week I was in Nairobi ase the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for UNEP sandwiched between two pretty hellish flights.

Free eBook - Visualizing Information

Tony Karrer

Found via Nancy White - Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design from the Tactical Technology Collective - a free, beautiful overview book around visual information design

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Envisioning the future of government as solution enabler

Ross Dawson

Government was designed to be institutional, providing stability to nations. Yet that design and structure means that governmental institutions are generally very poorly prepared to change as required in the face of extraordinary shifts in society and business. The following slides and video provide nice high-level overviews of the work. When you look at the future, there are few more important topics than the future of government.

Trainer’s Notebook: #Tech2Empower Peru

Beth Kanter

She started with a brief overview about why it is important for women to speak out and bust the myth that women should be humble. Training DesignGreetings from Cusco, Peru! I am honored to be working with Wake International on their Tech2Empower Program in Cusco, Peru.

Where’s Clark? Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Events Schedule

Clark Quinn

Feb 25-27, Clark will serve as host of the Strategy Track at Training Magazine’s annual conference , opening with an overview and closing with a strategy-development session. At the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference March 25-28, Clark will be presenting a Learning Experience Design workshop, where we’ll go deep on integrating learning science and engagement.

A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

Beth Kanter

?. The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo. This is small, fun ritual for the start of meetings, especially if your organization has back-to-back meetings every day. At the start of the meeting, give a brief overview of the agenda.

Preparing for the Digital University

George Siemens

Five articles are included in the report and provide an overview of research literature, while a final article looks at future technology infrastructure : - Distance education. It is our somewhat axiomatic assessment that in order to understand how we should design and develop learning for the future, we need to first take a look at what we already know.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week at the IFC-Asia , I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “ The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” There are different ways to design a participatory workshop. … Read More Training Design

organizations as media

Harold Jarche

In discussing organizational models and metaphors, Naomi Stanford refers to Gareth Morgan and his influence on organizational design. Understanding the metaphors that influence organizational design can help us understand when they are no longer suitable for society.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

I love all aspects instructional design and facilitation , but being a good trainer also means being a good content curator and resource librarian. Brilliance by Design: Creating Learning Experiences that Connect, Inspire, and Engage. Training Design

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Many of us do this and take content notes, but it is also great to take notes about instructional design and facilitation techniques. This approach to brainstorming and synthesis is based on Design Thinking methods. … Read More Capacity Tips Tools and Tactics Training Design

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

That sounds like the title of a report that NTEN might produce that surveys the technology landscape and nonprofit usage and provides an overview of what technologies nonprofits should be looking at in the next 1-5 years.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Fasten your safety belts – I’m going to provide a high-level overview of what will be different. Design thinking and methodologies will be systematically applied to redesign work environments with the primary goal of accelerating learning and performance improvement. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning.

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

Below are the most interesting ones, followed by my impressions of 3 more European conferences: Euro IA, UX Russia and Design by Fire. I enjoyed sharing Adaptive Path’s experiences with Faceted Navigation ( slides here ) and attended good presentations on Designing Beyond the Glowing Rectangle, the HSBC Brazil Intranet Redesign, When Info Exchange Brings Service Intelligence, Why We Should NOT Focus on UX, the panel on advertising, and Social Media for Samsung, amongst others.

Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

I enjoy meetings when there has been a lot given to the design and you have expert facilitators in the room because I not only learn about the content, but also learn some new facilitation techniques. Networks Training Design