Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

Learning through social networks

Harold Jarche

Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge. Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. Learning – an individual activity, though often within a social context, of making sense of our experiences. All value is created by teams and networks. Furthermore, learning may be generated in teams but this type of knowledge comes and goes.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the right hand pane, in the Users-Options tab, you can set the account values for all your social networks (Facebook is legacy - the code stills supports Facebook, but it has been more than two years since I used it, and things may have changed).

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

Judith Donath is giving a book talk to launch The Social Machine. I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. Our interfaces may look sophisticated but they’re primitive when it comes to enabling social interaction. It slowed down a lot of social design.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. I believe that many learning experiences designed to reside in a social network will inherently feel more scattered. There's a certain amount of learning curve to get into and going on the social platform.

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MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

MySpace is also introducing a new type of user: the curator. design with some hip, artist-designed themes. More importantly, traffic is definitely not proportional to revenue, with advertising for niche markets priced very differently to generic social media chatter.

How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation

Ross Dawson

During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. For over a decade I have written and spoken about the rise of networked professional services, looking at the trend for independent professionals to collaborate in order to compete with large firms. Another is that large firms need to shift both culture and processes to become better at external networks.

Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Ross Dawson

In most cases project managers will supervise writers, coders, designers from our global talent pool. These are our current highest priority project types and roles. We have upcoming reports on topics such as the future of news, social media in retail, branded apps, tablet strategy, social business etc. Editors will help design and run sites, and apply their sophisticated understanding of social media. - Australia Social networks

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. First, this reminds me of stenography and touch typing and words per minute scores.

Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

I think one of the reasons for this is the dominance of individuals, or more precisely social atomism in the anglo-saxon with its change the individual to change the system mantra. Working in complexity you soon get a sense of which ideas and concepts are causing (sic) people problems.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Increasing our responsibility

Clark Quinn

As I sometimes do, I stumbled upon a diagram that characterizes the type of change I think we need to be considering. And, as I’ve previously noted , what’s considered in/formal changes depending on if you’re the performer or designer.) design strategy

Obama and Romney in a word

Dan Pink

” (As it happens, in my upcoming book , I use this type of question to show what people really think of sales.). The answers to these questions are revealing in a way that other types of polling often are not. Design Politics

On Amsterdam, bikes and the Copenhagen Wheel thingy

Adaptive Path

Day 1 (Design Strategy) kicked off on Monday with Henning , and today the Design Research session is going strong with Paula. Andrew and I are in the wings, prepping for Day 3 (Information Architecture) and Day 4 (Interaction Design.)

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

Innovation is dependent on learning in networks. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Effective working in networks requires cooperation, meaning there is no fixed plan, structure, or direct feedback.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobility Means Your Desktop.even in Linux | Main | "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com) » May 19, 2008 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

" Another blog within the ZDNEt universe kind of brings this to a head with an article entitled " Microsoft, Apple, and the death of the desktop " a bit hyperbolic and I think misses what to me is the interesting point; design choices.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by "In order to design educational games that remain effective as bothgames and as learning objects, it is necessary to understand howsuccessful games teach.

What Else can Work at Scale? and Techniques from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contribution to the Networked Learning Conference 'Hot Seat' discussion. And I think that the answer is inherent in the nature of life: that we are autonomous, and interactive, so we create a distributed network of diverse activities, adapting to local conditions, and scaling naturally. Too dense a network and society fails. Too sparse a network and society fails. But where autonomy is extended to point where it disrupts the network, society fails.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Latest Results of Favorite Conferences (Lets Get Out the Vote!) | Main | Arrgghh!!! » January 30, 2008 Engaging Web design from Dutch dept.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

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Obama and Romney in a word

Dan Pink

” (As it happens, in my upcoming book , I use this type of question to show what people really think of sales.). The answers to these questions are revealing in a way that other types of polling often are not. Design Politics

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge. Bell was on networked TV apologizing. 3: Social Networking.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey Designers! How some arrogance with that humility?!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs" | Main | DoWeb Comics Offer Another Way to Handle Content and Crowds? » October 31, 2007 Hey Designers! " October 31, 2007 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hey Designers!

the agile sensemaking model

Harold Jarche

“Research shows that teams will organize themselves in different ways in response to how different types of complexity strains their sensemaking capacities. But I, and many others, have thousands of connections on social media platforms like LinkedIn.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge OK.so Evidently the big takeaway there was that you can social experiences in both and that those experiences will be different. Designed to build community between dogs and owners.

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. This type of knowledge is nuanced and dependent on the context and situation. The essence of social learning in an organization is giving up control.

hunters in the jungle

Harold Jarche

Gianpiero Petriglieri examined 55 managers for a year and discerned two distinctly different types: hunters and explorers. Working for an organization gives them practical experience but it is from their extended social networks in the jungle that they understand their environment.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

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networked knowledge triad

Harold Jarche

There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure. Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership.

Beyond prototype fidelity: environmental and social fidelity

Adaptive Path

Varying levels of design fidelity elicit different reactions from project stakeholders: clients, research participants, and developers. Sometimes a hi-fidelity prototype will allow stakeholders to accurately understand the design experience, sometimes it will cause them to be especially anxious about a detail like the colour. As background, a few years ago, me and a lot of people I knew, did UX design for software that typically had one environment and social context for use.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them. Collaborative networks are not a new concept, but Kotter’s application of them to the arena of strategy is very insightful. Many of our older business models are not working any more.

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes. More recently, the social learning revolution has built on these to offer a new world of learning and development.

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Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

At Pixar, east of San Francisco, [Steve] Jobs oversaw the design of the new building. Use social bookmarks to share what you’re reading. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems).

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. Tribes & Networks.