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hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work.

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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Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

I happened to meet him again at an event at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, and he was gracious enough to remember me and discuss his work (I challenged him about his ‘guilds’, since they still can’t get reasonable healthcare that businesses can get, don’t get me started ). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. Still, a great foundation for thinking about using networks in productive ways.

Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. Often these are positions designing for singular needs. Move product. Develop an eye for patterns. The more you look at wireframes and schematics, the more you can pinpoint patterns to describe. As your files grow, fast design iteration can spin them out of control, especially on large projects. Siloing yourself strictly to visual design is too isolating.

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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. What do you think is the future of neurodiversity in design, and in the workplace?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

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. De-pathologizing is not just a question of being nice, either, because a consistent problem with autism research over the years is that neuroscientists will look at brains of people with autism and if they find any variations from what they’ve described as the norm, then those become deficits.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. So, what is the future of learning design?

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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.

Feed the Habit: Digital Multitasking

Adaptive Path

During a recent research and strategy project at Adaptive Path, our team uncovered a fascinating pattern around media multitasking—most participants between 20 and 30 years of age watched TV or movies while engaging with laptops, iPads, and smart phones. Our best response was that we feel more efficient or productive, as we maximize our time across multiple activities. Digital multitasking features arguably enhance productivity.

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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. Typically, they are based mostly on intuition and unconnected bits of market research.

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

John Hagel

Do you have some good sources for designing business processes in modular form? Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

About six weeks ago, I joined Deloitte & Touche USA LLP with a mandate to establish a major new research center in Silicon Valley. We are still at a very early stage in defining the research agenda, but it was a great opportunity to get some feedback and input from very smart folks.

Three Mobile User Experience Trends to Watch in 2009

Adaptive Path

Design decisions were largely based on product design; user interface was an afterthought. Whether the cleverness of parallax sliding on of the Android G1 UI, the whimsical transitions of the HTC Diamond, or the “gosh that’s cool” response to applications like Koi Pond and Urban Spoon , these interfaces introduced UI design that was clever, creative and intuitive. 2009 will be the year inspired mobile UI design goes mainstream.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book was the result of over a decade’s worth of research in the Human Dynamics group at MIT’s Media Lab. T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about.

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

Charles Jennings

The people he works with carry out research for the US space programmes – both for the US Government and for civil agencies like NASA and NOAA. People aren’t hired to learn, they’re hired to increase productivity or capability.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

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Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The panel examined key AI research trends, AI’s impact on various sectors of the economy, and major issues concerning AI public policy. The report’s first section addresses a very important question: How do researchers and practitioners define Artificial Intelligence? .

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

We’re excited about it because it represents an opening salvo in a new wave of research we’re pursuing into methods for organizing innovation activity beyond existing institutional boundaries. As I indicated, JSB and I are in early stages of research in this area.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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”. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The IT industry has long been associated from what’s been called the Solow productivity paradox , in reference to Robert Solow's 1987 quip: “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics. What technology, people, and design do I need to address these aims?

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

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.   A research paper is not a murder mystery.  As the researchers emphasize. Bob Sutton.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I decided to switch fields and in 1970 joined the computer science department at IBM’s Watson Research Center. He asked me what I planned to do research on for my degree, and I told him that I was already working with Professor Roothaan on atomic and molecular calculations.

Scaling Learning in an Exponential World

John Hagel

Tacit knowledge emerges from productive friction. This requires productive friction : the willingness to challenge and debate each other’s ideas in an environment that encourages diversity and mutual respect. As we accumulate practice in new environments, we can then start to look for patterns that will generate theories about why these practices lead to such high impact. Focus on results and let learning be a by-product. What does scalable learning really mean?

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace : powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms. AI as a field of academic research was born in 1956.

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Improving the Odds of Success for Corporate Transformations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a startup a transformative innovation is all upside, an opportunity to take-on established companies with new products that offer significantly better capabilities and/or lower costs. Patterns of Transformation. Patterns of transformation differ across industries.

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.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brian Arthur , - External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute , Visiting Researcher at PARC , and former faculty member at Stanford University. Productivity (GDP per worker) falls too.”. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

Say Goodbye to Done

Adaptive Path

I found this recent paper published by the Nokia Research Center (via Putting People First ) an extremely interesting read. It echoes and builds on some thoughts I’ve been having recently about mobile user experience and interaction design. It’s exciting stuff, but the question remains for me… How do we begin to design for that future? Most software, web sites and web-based products we use today have evolved around the task-based model, and it has served us well.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Considerable research is needed as we learn how to strike the right balance between such data-driven decision making and privacy. . Their experts mined the data and found that the stores would need certain products beyond the usual flashlights, batteries and bottles of water. .

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Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity.

AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, for the most part, they viewed AI as mostly augmenting rather than replacing human capabilities, automating the more routine parts of a job and increasing the productivity and quality of workers, so they can focus on those aspect of the job that most require human attention.

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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.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brynjolfsson and McAfee are professor and research scientist respectively at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , as well as co-Directors of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for.

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Behavior Change as Value Proposition

Adaptive Path

There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. It's getting more exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have an increasingly pervasive role in people's lives. These are "dumb products."

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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”. Machine learning grew out of decades old research on neural networks , a method for having machines learn from data that’s loosely modeled on the way a biological brain , - composed of large clusters of highly connected neurons, - learns to solve problems.

Improving the Odds of Success for Corporate Transformations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a startup a transformative innovation is all upside, an opportunity to take-on established companies with new products that offer significantly better capabilities and/or lower costs. Already consumed with managing their existing operations, - e.g., products and services; supply chain and channel partners; sales and marketing; revenues, profits and cash; - they may see a transformative innovation as more of a threat or distraction than an opportunity. .

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

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Single Question Interview: David Merrill of Tacolab on Siftables

Adaptive Path

They calculated missile trajectories and year-end figures, but the lucky researchers that had enough free access to create video games or embryonic electronic music systems were few and far between. Tags: Technology Interaction Design Futures

[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

Tim Brown of Ideo is opening his Aspen Ideas Festival talk with a slide presentation called “From Newton to Design” He says he’s early in thinking it through. He points to a problem in how we’ve thought about design, trained designers, and have practiced design.

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