Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

However one of the most interesting aspects of my keynote is that my visual presentation will consist entirely of motion graphics, 3D, and video – there will be no still images. For many years I have wanted to create an entirely moving graphic presentation.

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Community Service by Design

Adaptive Path

After some effort, I was in a better place and I felt compelled to help those who weren’t, but I was at a loss as to how to apply my skills as a designer to this issue I felt so passionate about. Visual and physical design affordances.

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International MOOCs Past and Present

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

keith Lyons, Australia eduMOOC 2011 (International) - [link] Trainer MOOc - Larks Learning - India - [link] My Open Courses - India - a whole slew of (Khan video-style) open online courses - [link] Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013. - OpenLearning.com , a venture born out of the University of New South Wales ( UNSW ) in Sydney, Australia.

Rethinking Design: Curriculum

Clark Quinn

The goal is to choose tasks, with the final task likely being chosen first and working backwards (as in Understanding By Design ) to determine what needs to be done. design

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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on Service Design

Adaptive Path

While in Berlin for our (awesome) workshop series, UX Intensive I accepted an invitation to speak at a local meet up with only the promise that I would speak “about service design.” ” The resulting talk, on Service Design, is a mixed tape of sorts. It’s a compilation of my work married with some of the great thinking on service design coming out of Adaptive Path from people like Jamin Hegeman , Brandon Schauer , and Chris Risdon.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

It usually refers to the process of extracting knowledge from Subject Matter Experts, and presenting this content in a logical order for individuals to study. And although there is no teacher present, it is essentially a “sage on the stage”, information-dumping activity.

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Design thinking & complexity pt 1

Dave Snowden

I promised to address this yesterday following a presentation on Design Thinking at the conference here in Ohio. Designers going into the field to observe people in action. It also seemed more suitable for product design that service creation.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Writing For Designers: Be Like Papa

Adaptive Path

Designers write proposals, reviews, presentations, specifications and dozens of other forms of written expression. ” As designers, we may not use symbolism in our day-to-day writing, but we can still learn from this. "All our words from loose using have lost their edge.".

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Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Xyleme

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. Now, content is organization and divided by its subject matter rather than some presentation constraint. Instructional Design

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

One of his books, Maphead , digs into the world of maps and map enthusiasts, looking at the past, present, and future of maps as a fundamental part of human experience. When Ken Jennings stepped onto the stage of the game show Jeopardy!

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world. This is reflected not just in studies and articles, but in the growing number of design consulting firms like IDEO , as well as of design centers in universities, such as MIT's Media Lab and the d.school in Stanford. This is where we enter the world of design. .

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[VIDEO] The world’s first full motion-graphics presentation

Ross Dawson

I have for many years intended to develop a full motion graphics presentation. I have long used highly visual presentations to accompany my keynotes, often including numerous videos without sound as well an array of full screen images.

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When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. The goal for ID’s becomes designing an entire learning experience, not just a piece of content.

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Now that I'm building notifications into my own app, ThinkUp , I'm reckoning with the difficult design problem of making meaningful default notifications that, as a user, I wouldn't want to turn off.

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 ! Think Beyond Presenters. Learning Training Design

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design? I will stipulate that ADDIE does tend to send the message that instructional design should take a linear, non-iterative approach. They seem to push us to think wrongly about instructional design. design

What Educators Can Learn from Madison Avenue -Bad Design Kills

Eide Neurolearning

After a 15 minute delay, participants were able to recall 14% more information if it was presented in the disfluent. visual perception; reading dyslexia neurolearning design memory brain

Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation by Seth Anderson (Duke), Amy Collier (Stanford), Cassandra Horlii (California Institute of Technology) Amy: What is unique about online learning in MOOCs? They present a unique design challenge. Can we design for learning in MOOCs?

UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion

Adaptive Path

At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself. Shortly after the conference, Peter joined me and veteran interaction designer Jonathan Korman for a roundtable discussion. (No,

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

Experience design has emerged in part as a response to this growing need we all have.   It is no longer enough to design products and services so that they have aesthetic appeal and perform well.    We are on the cusp of another major shift in the focus of experience design, one that moves far beyond the impact of individual products and services. The design challenge becomes how to design experiences that maximize flow.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. Web course tools, then became mechanisms for collecting, packaging, and presenting these. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working?

The UX of Co-Design: Experience Principles for Successful Client Workshops

Adaptive Path

In the past six months, I've been leading design teams of twenty, sometimes thirty people. Some of these people are designers, but the majority are managers, business strategists, front-line workers, and P&L owners. Together we have been solving big wonky strategy and design problems that matter deeply to how our client will continue to support and grow relationships with their customers in the future. Without carefully designed activities, unhappy groups abound.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. ” Unfortunately, I could make it to Thailand, so I presented and lead a discussion remotely using Google Hangouts from California. Training Design

Design to elucidate complexity: derivatives and the meta-economy

Ross Dawson

I just came across the excellent visual presentation at the bottom of this post by information designer Gong Szeto on Design as Derivative: Weapons of Mass Disruption. Design as Derivative: Weapons of Mass Disruption from Gong Szeto. design Financial services Social medi

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?

Hosting SF Service Design Drinks January 20

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path is hosting the January edition of SF Service Design Drinks this Thursday, January 20. This event will feature a design challenge from Chris McCarthy, Director of the Innovation Learning Network at Kaiser Permanente, and UX Week presenter. You can find Service Design Drink groups and events globally at servicedesigning.org. Events Service Design Service Design Drinks

How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky to co-design and facilitate a session on technology training with colleagues John Kenyon, Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Training Design

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February).

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Now that I’m building notifications into my own app, ThinkUp , I’m reckoning with the difficult design problem of making meaningful default notifications that, as a user, I wouldn’t want to turn off. EH : What are important considerations when designing an app with notifications? Or what advice do you have for designer and developers making an app for heads-up display technology?

Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

Beth Kanter

Check out my pinterest board “ Nonprofit Infographics.” Before you hire a designer, work with your in-house design or do it yourself, it is a good idea to identify the goal, audience, data, and key message that you to communicate.

For Creative Leaders, an Engaged Team is No Longer Enough

Adaptive Path

Alla Zollers is a leadership coach and organizational designer. Full participation is an energetic force, a gust of wind that can lift a team and open up the creativity that is desperately needed to design truly valuable products and services. We know participation is present because we can feel it. Register here and get a spot in Alla’s workshop , The Well-Designed Leader: Amplify Your Team’s Brilliance. .

SF Public Design Jam: Make a Difference in 48 Hours

Adaptive Path

We are excited to be hosting the first annual SF Public Design Jam on June 5th and 6th. This Jam is designed to get everyone riffing on opportunities for how design and the public sector can work together to have real impact. You do not have to be a designer to participate.

The initial design influences everything else

Harold Jarche

Actually, it’s the Architect, because the initial design influences everything else. Clay Burell had guest blogger Bill Farren discussing the hidden curriculum of school architectural design.

Design thinking & complexity pt 2

Dave Snowden

For the moment I want to look at some of the implications for design thinking, reinterpreted through a complexity lens; shifting from a linear process to a non-linear dynamic. Mind-Body cartesian dualism, Newtonian Physics and many other assumptions underpin the dominant ways of thinking in western society (and elsewhere) and as commonly understood design thinking does not avoid the trap; namely asking the wrong questions. So what does this mean for design?

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. Design.