Thu.May 31, 2012

The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon

Harold Jarche

This post is in response to the Adidas Blog Carnival on a New Way of Working and Learning and more specifically responding to the question, “What should a true learning organisation look like?” ” W.

How Luxembourg is playing to become a technology hub

Ross Dawson

A few weeks ago I gave the keynote at the IT Nation Golden i Gala and Awards and earlier in the day ran a CIO workshop on Creating the Organisation of the Future. In my brief time in Luxembourg I learned about some of the many things that are happening in the tech scene in nation. As a tiny country of half a million people, it has the highest GDP per capita in the world, currently based primarily on its strong financial services industry, facilitated by its strong banking secrecy laws.

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Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”

Announcing UX Intensive Atlanta

Adaptive Path

Two months ago, I moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to the Bay Area to begin a new chapter of my career as a design director here at Adaptive Path's San Francisco studio. It has been everything I had hoped it would be and more. but I do find myself missing at times the incredibly vibrant and growing design community in my former home.

3 cheap and effective productivity apps

Dan Pink

Need a life-hack fix? Got a couple bucks? Here are three cool iPhone apps that will help you track your journeys, value your time, and meet your goals: The first app is the delightfully named Wonderful Day. The idea is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s ruthlessly elegant productivity tip. Set up your goal in Wonderful Day (I’ve established two: running at least 3 miles and writing at least 400 words).

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Design Readings

Clark Quinn

Another book on design crossed my radar when I was at a retreat and in the stack of one of the other guests was Julie Dirksen’s book Design for How People Learn and Susan Weinschenk’s 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. This book provides a nice complement to Julie’s, focusing on straight facts about how we process the world. Dr. Weinschenk’s book systematically goes through categories of important design considerations: How People See.