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Dave Gray

At Dachis we sometimes call this dynamic signal (watching and listening) and metafilter (information leading to decisive action). Many thanks to Thomas Vanderwal for the many conversations that inspired this post.

Anatomy of a smart thing

Dave Gray

Anatomy of a smart thing , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Designing a narrative with index cards

Dave Gray

Now, identify gaps in the story, eliminate redundancies and irrelevant information, and go from there. Working on the workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I recently got an email from a teacher who wanted to know how she could help her students develop better presentations.

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky talks about the information shadow as an essential element of a smart thing.

Toward a theory of information relativity

Dave Gray

People often ask me how to visualize information. Getting the question right is the most important component in information design, and it’s the most common point where information design goes wrong. This is because information is always relative.

Visual note-taking workshop

Dave Gray

More about the workshop: Ever since Leonardo put pen to paper, visual note-taking has been a route to improve the quality of your thinking, make information more memorable, and make your ideas easier to share with others.

The unbook movement

Dave Gray

I have published an unbook, Marks and Meaning , to catalogue my continuing efforts in the field of visual thinking and information design, and to develop a user community focused on that discipline.

Why you need to go to VizThink 09

Dave Gray

You’ll find user experience designers, product designers, software designers, information designers, industrial designers, web designers, instructional designers, map designers, form designers, e-learning designers, presentation designers and more.

Good morning Amsterdam!

Dave Gray

I'm in Amsterdam today and this evening I will be having an informal conversation with Yuri Engelhardt and whoever else shows up. If you live here I hope you will join us.

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Five reasons to go to VizThink in Berlin

Dave Gray

His exploration of visual frameworks, information design patterns , is one of the best in existence. Manuel is the genius behind Visual Complexity , a web-based compilation of the most interesting visual information displays on the web.

Communication Nation: Coding and decoding

Dave Gray

We code and decode information all the time -- its part of the process of living. Decoding is the process of interpreting information that was coded by someone else. How well do you code information?

Q-tools for design and discovery

Dave Gray

In fact, a question may be the most basic tool for gaining knowledge and working with information. If this is so, then it makes sense to ask which kinds of questions are best suited to different kinds of information challenges. Q-tools , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Upcoming events

Dave Gray

After completing this workshop you will have a toolkit for thinking and presentation effectiveness -- your presentations of complex information and strategies will never be the same. Geneva workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

The Whirl

Dave Gray

I talk a little bit about the challenges of the information age and how visual language can help. Click here to watch the video

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VizThink workshop in NYC

Dave Gray

Last week's workshop in New York last week went very well -- it was the debut of my latest thoughts on visual language, which synthesizes the work of many visual language researchers and information designers. VizThink workshop in NYC , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Ten tips for global communicators

Dave Gray

Many cultures have subtle or indirect ways of dealing with conflict and communicating sensitive information. Many of your most important lessons and ideas will come from informal conversations, where people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts

Communication Nation: Affinity mapping

Dave Gray

Its a great way to get the power of a group working for you to organize information and ideas. Regardless, I will attest that its quite informative to see what groups people create and what they call those groups.

Communication Nation: Visual thinking podcast

Dave Gray

Informational wealth is always a dream! Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate.

Communication Nation: Two versions of Googles master plan

Dave Gray

From [link] "Googles mission is to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful." Even with detailed information about our genetic information (which is already out there, in the universe, actually known by the universe, generated by it and unknown to us!)

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: What can visual thinking do for you?

Dave Gray

So this makes organizational alignment efficient, nevertheless the value of visual thinking and its clarity, shall be further requested in transparent information communities. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

Communication Nation: My sessions at VizThink: What do YOU think?

Dave Gray

How to build alignment with brand teams on some of the unique requirements of information visualization. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

The unbook

Dave Gray

The unbook view presentation tags: davegray jaycross unbook xplane Join me and Jay Cross tomorrow as we discuss the future of books: More information here. Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:30 PDT, 1:30 EDT Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1601 Save phone charges by using Skype to call in.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal LearningTake a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social and informal learning in work teams, communities of practice, and social networks.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

Informal learning is

Harold Jarche

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Informal LearningSometimes the right quote gets the message across faster than a long explanatory paragraph.

Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal Learning

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Supporting informal learning at work is not as clear-cut as something like ISD. Today there is no agreed-upon informal learning design methodology. Informal Learning

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […].

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

I wouldn’t call it informal learning

Jay Cross

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t call it Informal Learning. Better I should have talked about Experiential Learning , for that’s the informal learning with the most impact. Informal Learning

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.).

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal?

Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

We have an information explosion. I first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago. The scientists discovered than over 80% of the way people learned their jobs was informal. Informal Learning

Informed consent for human sensors

David Weinberger

Friend (CEO at that same outfit) write about a project in which users of a health monitoring app have given informed consent to have their data made available to other researchers. How to get informed consent via an app? The post Informed consent for human sensors appeared first on Joho the Blog In a post at Nature Biotechnology , John Wilbanks (Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks) and Stephen H.

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Fuelled by Informal learning

Harold Jarche

This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. This weekend I came across an article in The Atlantic, Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Science that showed that “as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed&#.

Information is the opposite of information

David Weinberger

The ordinary language use of “information” in some ways is the opposite of the technical sense given the term by Claude Shannon — the sense that kicked off the Information Age. Shannon’s information is a measure of surprise: the more unexpected is the next letter a user lays down in Scrabble, the more information it conveys. ” The more surprising the news is, the more important the information is.

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Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

see Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work ], so the work of the L&D department will be very different in different organisations, depending on the type of workers and work done. complexity Informal Learning Work

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

There is quite a bit of research on the significant value of making the right information available to the right person at the right time – and quite a bit of research shows clearly that Enterprise Search has a direct impact on the success of organizations.

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