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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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

One area that I haven’t devoted much attention to is that of distributed online research networks. Most people in higher education participate in research networks – even if the network is merely a means of connecting researchers in different locations, with each running their own labs and research programs. While hardly novel, we are developing a distributed online research program around upcoming (massive) open online courses (MOOCs).

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Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. Next pattern: 2. social patterns.

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.

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 Now Jeff and I provide different perspectives on the whole issue of how you find patterns, my emphasis on human metadata compliments his ability to mash the numbers.

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. 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. Participate in research.

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All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Even while asleep, some research indicates, the brain assembles and makes sense of what it experienced that day. If events occur as predicted, we reinforce that cognitive pattern for the next use (naturally, we have the ability to learn the wrong things here).

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Researchers implant false symptoms

Mind Hacks

It is probably true to say that the condition is not well understood, but it seems that the paralysis occurs through problems in the organisation of activity patterns in the brain, rather than through 'damaged wiring'. In an interesting parallel to a recent study showing that just wearing counterfeit designer clothes led by higher levels of deception, just having experience of earlier deliberate faking led to unconscious exaggeration later on.

The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J.   By pulling back from individual disciplines, it identifies patterns that were either missed or misunderstood in more narrow contexts. There is an imperative here:  “The constructal law is a shout from the rooftops: Everything that flows and moves generates designs that evolve  to survive (to live).

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University research and industry projects

Harold Jarche

Vivendra Bhavsar presented on semantic matching and Weichang Du talked about his cloud computing research, especially the development of new design patterns for business. A presentation on the MITACS program that funds mathematical sciences research projects was followed by a description of the new NSERC Engage program, a $25K grant that fosters the development of new relationship between companies and the academic researchers.

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. I think these distinct cultural traits inevitably influence us as designers. In France, I feel like legacy and heritage are part of the design constraints.

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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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.

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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.

What Makes a Design Technologist?

Adaptive Path

More and more I am hearing UX practitioners talk about making the thing that we design. This often turns to discussions around prototyping and bridging the gap between design and implementation. As a Design Technologist, this is right in my sweet spot. For years my career was focused on the engineering side of projects and I cannot help but have that programmer part of my brain light up when working on design or strategy.

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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. 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. 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?

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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.

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.

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Asserting this does not make an opponent of intellectual design a loser, merely untactful in stating the truth. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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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. Hidalgo and Albert-László Barabási could explain why they want to publish such great research behind such a walled garden. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp.

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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Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. In my "personal futures" research and design work (@Futureful) Im very interested both in conscious future thinking (incl. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations. Sebastien Paquet.

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?

Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

When we built the Intellectricity ™ system, we had a batch of rules that guided how we were sequencing the content, based upon research on learning (rather than hardwiring paths, which is what we mostly do now). design meta-learning strategy technology

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.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

I’m all for AR and VR, but saying that it puts learning in the hands of the students is a design issue, not a technology issue. And given that our conscious representations are scattered across our cortex in rich patterns, this just isn’t happening soon (nor do I want that much connection; I don’t trust them not to ‘muck about’). This seems like long-term research, not near-term plausibility. design meta-learning technology

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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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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. Research over the past 40 years has shown that informal and workplace learning is increasingly pervasive and central to learning in organisations.

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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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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.”

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

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. I've written here before about research on the power of "non-sexual touching," notably evidence that when waitresses touch both male and female customers on the arm or wrist, they tend to be rewarded with bigger tips. Bob Sutton.

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. AI can do this faster than humans to identify patterns. The article shares many examples of how AI is being used in the wildlife research field.

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.

Fact Retrieval vs. Problem Solving in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Researchers from Stanford have found that school children retrieving math facts to solve arithmetic problems show different brain fMRI patterns when retrieving math facts, than when solving problems.

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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.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, the article nicely explains the technologies developed by the Google Brain research project to achieve its breakthrough improvements. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible. Indeed, part of McConnell’s research corroborates Li’s investigative analysis.

Reading Metaphors and Individual Differences in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Researchers at the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon found that reading and comprehending metaphors had very different patterns of brain activation depending on whether statements were provided in context.

Twelvetide 18:07

Dave Snowden

Given the proximity of her University to IBM and the linked research funding this was brave; I had pariah status at the time. Now at an organisational design level building for long term trust rather than short term game seems to be an issue for many. You can however design for them.

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