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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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world. In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

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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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Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We have just posted an ad on Elance , looking for editors/ writers/ project managers for some of our existing and forthcoming online publications. Talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media for cool tech and future topics. We are looking for highly talented editors/ project managers who can drive quality content and traffic on these sites. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility.

Rwanda and Twitter

Beth Kanter

I’m headed to Rwanda to participate in a training for the ACE project, a network of African Women’s Leadership organizations in the Sub-Saharan region. @ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Agnes Binagwaho (@agnesbinagwaho) April 30, 2012.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

Tibco’s Tibbr kicked off the strong shift to “activity streams”, which includes corporate and project activities as well as people’s notes; I wrote about this at Tibbr’s launch. Future of work Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking? This compilation is intended as an active toolkit to support your design thinking practice.

Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)

Clark Quinn

So I recently was involved in a project with Learnnovators where we designed some demo elearning (on the workplace of the future), and documented the thinking behind it. There’s an official site for Work Out Loud week: Wolweek.com , and a twitter account: @Wolweek , and the hashtag #wolweek , so lots of ways to see what’s up. design meta-learning social strategyDemoing is a form of working out loud, right?

tiny Training: More ID in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

Grace Hopper was one of the designers of the COBOL programing language [link]. — Note: I also set up a 140 University Facebook page which provided another channel for this project.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 0 (or, Why You Should Care)

Adaptive Path

She posts that she has noticed mentions from twitter feeds / facebook status etc. Our second goal is to help promote the project amongst the UX/design communities to foster participation. We recently started a month-long collaboration with Global Pulse on their ambitious, important, and really cool initiative called HunchWorks. Over the next few weeks, we'll be asking for participation from the UX community. Here's the scoop. What’s Global Pulse?

Taking People With You By David Novak: Great Read and Most.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Invention Of Air

Steven Berlin Johnson

Main | Social Traffic Jams » The Invention Of Air Ive mentioned in passing here (and on Twitter) that Ive been writing a new book this summer, and since Im now several drafts into it, I figured it was about time I shared some more detailed news about the project.

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Twitter potpourri

Harold Jarche

I’m still figuring out how best to integrate Twitter to my personal knowledge management processes. Via @neternity Try 2-3 low-cost approaches instead of one big (expensive) project - that way you can afford to fail #learntrends. KathySierra Cut a few prime-time ads, use the money to hire fabulous usability & instructional design team to craft/implement a spectacular user learning “strategy&#.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

The idea was that if they knew each other’s knowledge and skill related to the project, it can help everyone can be more effective in delivering the social media training because one person or team doesn’t need to know everything. Network Map Networks Training Design

The future of education. 100 years ago | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Design (52). Design (52). 100 years ago The intrepid Maria Popova — BTW, if you’re not subscribing to her newsletter or following her on Twitter , you should — points to a really interesting item in How to Be a Retronaut. Dan Pink.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I’ve had the honor of designing and facilitating a “networked capacity building project” for a cluster of grantees, state-based groups, to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children.

Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Design (52). Design (52). Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art The College for Creative Studies , the excellent art and design school in Detroit, has launched one of the smartest ad campaigns I’ve seen this year. Dan Pink.

Learning Experience Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

On our weekly twitter learning fest, #lrnchat , I regularly identify myself as a learning experience design strategist. When you think about creating learning experiences, you are talking about design. You need a design process, tools, and good concepts around learning and engagement. Really, both my book on designing engaging learning experiences, and my forthcoming one on mobile learning, are at core about design. Tags: design strategy

Adaptive Path: Where We’re Going Next

Adaptive Path

We have launched and honed some of the most popular conferences and workshops in experience design. Maybe they just needed a bunch of digital product design resources, and the strategy, research, and service design work would fall by the wayside.

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$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. My first job out of graduate school was as an Interactive Designer for a small but growing multimedia development firm. I was hired to be part of a multi-million dollar project for a major automotive manufacturer.

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth Kanter

Since students who participate in Akilah’s Leadership Program are required to do a social change project and participants are on a professional career path, I did a workshop about using social media to support social change projects and how to use it as a professional networking tool.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. As with all the capacity building projects that I’ve designed, it is based on a framework and theory of change.

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Now that the launch of Good Boss, Bad Boss is done, along with a host of chores related to The No Asshole Rule paperback and the Asian Leadership edited volume,  I am turning to future projects

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

Adaptive Path

to be useful for those of us who have already incorporated sketching into our everyday design practice. For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

It marked the start of a six month peer learning exchange where I, along with colleague Stephanie Rudat will work remotely with grantees as they implement an action learning project to put techniques into practice and facilitate organizational change from the inside out. Program Design.

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed. This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. This week was the third face-to-face meeting I’ve helped design and facilitate.

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Task managers / Project trackers , where intent is usually expressed as a task or issue that needs to be taken care of. Follow me on Twitter. szpak (Twitter) liked this post. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES.

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

Gamification , mental models , bodystorming , sketchboarding , Lean UX , service design. In an industry changing as quickly as UX design it's sometimes hard to stay on top of all the latest terms and trends. Parkour Design Sprints is the new black.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

It marked the start of a six month peer learning exchange where I, along with colleague Stephanie Rudat will work remotely with grantees as they implement an action learning project to put techniques into practice and facilitate organizational change from the inside out. Program Design.

Motivation Twitter-style | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Design (52). Design (52). Motivation Twitter-style So. But in the hallowed halls of Twitter, something else is going on. What will happen with each project will be determined once it’s complete. Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

We also see it in twitter (see Twitter for Learning ). While Twitter is asynchronous, it's not easily used as other kinds of tools for discussion. Patrick tells us: Talkwheel’s design makes class conversations easier to follow, more interactive, and more effectively organized.

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Anatomy Of An Idea

Steven Berlin Johnson

This particular thread begins with a random encounter on Twitter: checking out my @ mentions a few weeks ago (vanity will get you everywhere), I stumbled across someone mentioning my book to a friend, and also recommending something called "Seeing Like A State." (I Listening to Cerf talk about the origins of the Internet -- and thinking about the book project -- made me wonder who had actually come up with the original idea for a decentralized network.

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The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions.

REMINDER: Only 4 days left in our ?What's Your Sentence?? Project.

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Design (52). Design (52). To find out more about the project, and the very simple ways you can submit your clip, go to this link or scroll down the page. The two-minute video explanation of the project itself is here. Dan Pink. Contact.

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

Gamification , mental models , bodystorming , sketchboarding , Lean UX , service design. In an industry changing as quickly as UX design it's sometimes hard to stay on top of all the latest terms and trends. Parkour Design Sprints is the new black.

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

Adaptive Path

to be useful for those of us who have already incorporated sketching into our everyday design practice. For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

In Defense of the Evidence

Adaptive Path

Current trends in product and service design are causing a baby-out-with-the-bathwater scenario, where the justified desire to deemphasize documentation has also devalued the importance of the artifacts we generate—the evidence of our processes and methods.

The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Comment below or sign in with TypePad Facebook Twitter and more. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Yeah, it’s got to work with your devices or chosen platforms, but it also may have to fit into the sense of self that you project into the world. And when you start following someone, you start seeing what Twitter is useful for. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). This project, funded by Foundations such as Hewlett, involved the conversion and distribution of all MIT course materials on the internet.