Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After many years of promise and hype, AI seems to be finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance. Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere… it is proliferating like mad.” So starts a Vanity Fair article published around two years ago by author and radio host Kurt Andersen.

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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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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.

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? Here’s some tips on how to say no without burning bridges.

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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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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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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.

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

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

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# Melanie asks: I’m working with a group of public radio station fundraisers who want a way to communicate regularly online to share tips and tests they have done in conjunction with project we are working on together to increase the number of donors to public radio nation-wide.

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Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Design mindset: ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes. Look for the Patterns. Next look at the comments and see if you can detect any patterns. Tips Tools and Tactics Visual[link].

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Tweet Clouds | 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… Apr 16 2008 Tweet Clouds Published by Nancy White at 4:02 pm under identity , social media Thanks to a tip from Beth Kanter , I played with Tweet Clouds today.

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Internships 2010: Making the Most of a Summer Internship

Adaptive Path

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with clients, develop a personal voice and put experience strategy, research and design methods into practice. Like many young practitioners, when I joined Adaptive Path, my design skills were sharper than ever, but my “soft skills&# — like facilitation, client communication and selling ideas — needed some refinement. Tags: Collaboration Methods Plugs Tips & Tricks It’s that time of year!

Signed Up for Bravery and Got a Whole Lot More (A.K.A. Why Making Farting Noises With My Armpit Was a Good Idea)

Adaptive Path

I’m sure many of us know this on an intellectual level, but it’s a different thing to experience this dynamic in the form of an exercise designed to show you yourself.) Sure, I work in a creative field and every project is different, but there is still a regularity, a pattern, to my thinking that is a consistent thread through every day. Tags: Adaptive Path Staff Creativity Tips & Tricks Uncategorized BATS Improv principles

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

Bob Sutton

April 2007: Tips for dealing with workplace jerks. Eight Tips for Better Brainstorming. 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. ARSE Tools and Tips. Tips for Surviving an Asshole Infested Workplace. Bob Sutton.

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Change Your Thoughts and the Rest Will Follow

21 Days to Happiness

Our minds and nervous systems are designed to find and attach meaning to everything. Comfort in Patterns Your mind and your nervous system has to understand and adapt to the unknown and this process feels uncomfortable on many levels.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached a tipping point of market acceptance. Cognitive insight projects take AI to the next level, using machine learning and other advanced algorithms to detect patterns in vast volumes of data.

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AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now that AI is finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance, it’s particularly important to be cautious and not repeat past mistakes. the discipline focused on finding patterns in data and on making well-founded predictions, tests of hypotheses and decisions.”.

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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.

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.

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth Kanter

Recently, 60 Minutes did a piece on Brain Hacking or intentionally designing apps so you feel the need to to check in constantly. The presentation inspired with Ted Talk and then a popular Medium post that discusses how interface design influences people’s behaviors.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached a tipping point of market acceptance. Cognitive insight projects take AI to the next level, using machine learning and other advanced algorithms to detect patterns in vast volumes of data.

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Hat tip to Euan Semple for the link by the way as it inspired this posting but it's a pretty shallow article. So it follows that cultural change is an evolutionary process from the present, not an idealised future state design.

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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Library as starting point

David Weinberger

Hat tip to Carl Straumsheim and Peter Suber.). If designing great Web experiences is not a traditional strength of research libraries, the networked expertise of their communities is. Anonymization and opt-in could provide rich sets of connections and patterns of usage.

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg of the real potential of smart cities and digital networks.

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New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth Kanter

The guide is organized by four key questions and includes a mix of practical tips and case studies featuring Jewish organizations and others. The tips and practices are geared DYI data collection – that is done in-house.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached a tipping point of market acceptance. 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. AI is seemingly everywhere. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances and applications from startups and large companies.

Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth Kanter

This part of the measurement process is most the fun because it covers visualization, pattern recognition, and reflection. I wanted to take a deeper dive into resources out there that provide useful tips about how to do this step for folks who were not data scientists or data nerds.

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. And what has caused the tipping point for the growth of these products and services? It's a good example of persuasive design.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

In many respects, the history of Western business in the twentieth century represents an effort to build scalable operations through standardization designed to serve “average consumers”. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds.

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

” An infographic (short of information graphic) is a picture that blends data with design, storytelling, and insights that helps nonprofits concisely communicate messages to their audiences. Source: Hot Button Studio.

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How Social Movements Happen, Part II: Hollowing Out, Self.

Seb Paquet

A tipping point is reached when (metaphorically) the water starts flooding the creatives’ floor. are there patterns there? Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations. Sebastien Paquet. Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link].

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The stronger are tribal/clan tendencies in a society, the more likely are corrupt hybrid designs. With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

there is any number that directs me to the page designed for words that begin with an E and whose first vowel after the initial letter is I, I must then write under the word Epistola in that page what I have to remark. In part because these are both extremely thoughtfully designed apps.

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

Communication Nation: What do you want?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

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Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth Kanter

He suggests that design principle is that learning is something separate from work or ‘first we learn and then we work’. Inspired by Charles Jennings 70:20:10.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. 3 simple tips for setting up online communities - Jane Hart , September 30, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps) GEORGE SIEMENS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012. X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design CLARK QUINN | THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012. Tips for Facilitating a Week in Change11 MOOC. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS.

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Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Beth Kanter

We predicted it might be smaller as the campaign is disruptive to the usual pinterest pattern. What are your 2-3 tips or advice for ngos about using pinterest?

Does being reminded of money make you an uncooperative jerk or.

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Travel tips (14). For half the participants, the wallpaper showed a pattern of shells; for the other half, it showed a pattern of Euro notes and coins. (In Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

I'll take gender differences for $800, Alex | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Travel tips (14). David — Don’t know the issue very well, but that pattern exists in other realms. Two tips: 1. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Pursuing these new practices and design ideas, Hamilton and the others working with him recognized that challenging larger and larger waves required a team effort. Evolving practices in turn generate insight to the product designers for future waves of design innovation.