Fri.Apr 13, 2012

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. Many shared the view that incremental changes are no longer sufficient in a world that is operating in fundamentally different ways.” .

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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. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. 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.

Trending Sources

City flow

Mind Hacks

Slate has a wonderful article on the science of city walking that examines how pedestrians behave when moving through the city and how our behaviour is being captured to model the flow of people through the urban landscape.

Data Nerd Alert: Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: This is a banner week for data nerds! Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Frank Barry shares this guest post summarizing results.

Final Exam: Design the Ideal Organization. Use Course Concepts to Defend Your Answer

Bob Sutton

That is the final exam question that I've been using for about a decade in my graduate class "Organizational Behavior:An Evidence-Based Approach" in our Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford.    Students get 3000 words to answer the question.    I put in on the course outline so they can see it the first day of class. 

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Personal Knowledge Management Online Workshop

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 23 April – 4 May 2012. Hosted by Jane Hart and facilitated by Harold Jarche at the Social Learning Centre.

Signposts for the Week Ending April 13

Adaptive Path

AUDI builds a studio and hires a composer to help its silent electric cars generate noise dynamically. The original pitch video for The Muppet Show. Weird and wonderful. Marketplace footage of how an iPad is made. Congrats to former Adaptive Path practitioner Alexa and the team at Foodspotting for being nominated for a Webby Award ! Remember that Netflix algorithm competition with a million dollar prize a few years ago? Here's why they never implemented the winning entry.

[2b2k] The power of extreme diversity

David Weinberger

Brian Millar has a brief article in FastCompany about his company’s strategy of consulting “extreme customers” to get insight into existing products and ideas for new ones. He writes, “You can learn a lot about mobile phones by talking to a power user. You can learn even more by talking to somebody who’s deliberately never bought one.” ” And.

Textbook example of emotionally intelligent signage

Dan Pink

Back in the old days, when an international team of Ph.D. social scientists and veteran graphic designers first conceived the idea of emotionally intelligent signage in a series of secret all-night meetings in my garage*, the term had a particular meaning.

Friday Fun: The Difference b/t Apple & Microsoft Is …

Dan Pontefract

… clocks. It’s a tad important to know the time. Well … unless of course you believe being punctual is poisonous, but that’s a post for another day.

Friday Fun: The Difference b/t Apple & Microsoft Is …

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: … clocks. It’s a tad important to know the time. Well … unless of course you believe being punctual is poisonous, but that’s a post for another day.