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

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. One is social between devices, where network gadgets can start to share information and buzz about information and make corrections based on their own systems.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it?

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others argue that while the nature of innovation is definitely changing as we evolve and adapt to an information-based digital economy, it’s impact is no less transformative. IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first phase, the Web offered lots of information to individuals, but control remained in the hands of institutions. a many-to-many model where new social media platforms and tools empowered individuals to publish information, and to easily share content and opinions with each other.

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.

Products

Clark Quinn

I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. As you might expect, they’re oriented towards Windows, with no information for a Mac user provided, but their website shows how to load music on them. One problem for a Mac is that there’s no obvious information about how to have different playlists, though your supposed to be able to shuffle between lists.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

Xyleme

We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

My post yesterday about Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help has generated some good discussion. In summary, those who surfed the web for fun while at work were 9% more productive than those who weren’t allowed to do so.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

And since lately I keep traveling quite a bit and spend more time on the road than at my home office, I thought it would be a good time exploring how I can improve my overall knowledge Web worker experience using various social networking / productivity tools while on the road.

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the major advances in the power and costs of information technologies, many more such service activities are now amenable to be transformed into algorithms and embodied in software. So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. As these examples illustrate, the historical distinction between product and services is now blurring.

Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social

Dan Pontefract

Learning is and forever will be, part formal, part informal and part social. Other informal and formal learning metrics can also be added to the model including a perpetual 360 degree, open feedback mechanism. social learning evaluation formal informal kirkpatrick social

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production. Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Supply information that could make the task redundant or irrelevant. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article reminds me how much our society has changed in the last twenty years, in particular, the different way we solved big problems at the zenith of our 20th century industrial economy versus the way we now do so in the early stages of the 21st century information economy. . Then, following the Cold War and the advent of the Internet we started our transition to an information society.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. Travel guides, like Mobil’s , popped up in the 1950s, but for the most part information remained scarce.” .

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thus was microbiology born, leading to major discoveries in biology, medicine, public health and food production in subsequent decades and centuries. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

How divergence in labor productivity is shaping the future of work

Ross Dawson

One of the most important issues is divergence in labor productivity, mentioned as the fourth point under Labor Productivity in the Economic Structure section. There are many broader issues in shifts in labor productivity that I’ll come back to another time.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, never mind Digital Transformation, there is very very little information available about what’s happening on the inside. Yet, there is hardly any information about newcomers, about their own internal digital transformation through a combination of both Enterprise 2.0

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

You never know where it will go next and who may leak the information across). Social Networking tools *do* make you ever so much more productive. But it gets even better… Because it also means it could save people even more time to do other more productive tasks.

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Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

Quite the opposite, in most cases, the center of gravity has been, finally, lowered down tremendously, to the point where it’s through those informal social networks and communities they themselves co-facilite the ones who will be defining what work needs to get done and with whom.

Learning products

Harold Jarche

Heike Philp recently made this comment in response to Media & Messages : What I am sorely missing right now are ‘learning products’. To me a product has product specifications (specs) just as much as a computer has a list of specs or software has a list of features.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

The mind-blowing thing is that we all know how pernicious and damaging it can well be to one’s productivity spending too much time just handling your email, recent research quoting how we spend up to one quarter of our day just doing that, making a fine total of 650 hours per year on it.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Information Mavens. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

So when things break loose and information gathering becomes of paramount importance, more specifically, in a rather short period of time, Twitter is probably as good as it gets. Information Density: This is also perhaps one of my favourite use cases for Twitter as well.

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Go and have a look into John’s latest take on how wild ducks, trust agents and intrapreneurs are continuing to take the corporate world by storm gathering informally in groups, whether teams, networks or communities, amongst several others (John mentions a few of them as well!)

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Specially, how he describes in a very inspirational manner one of the activities that we seem to be very good at in the world of the Internet: build an Information Mosaic around us through critical thinking , i.e. checking various different news sources, our social networks, our tippers, etc.

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…

Luis Suarez

Clearly we do have leading examples like Finland or Denmark, so what’s stopping us from truly empowering us to fully live the Social Web the way it was meant to be all along for all of us : universal, pervasive, free access to information, knowledge, AND connections, i.e. the people?

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

They are used to having information at their fingertips. Today most of the information that workers need to know is unstructured and constantly changing. He knows what works in the world of strategic talent and effective performance and productivity approaches.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

People would keep talking about you, your product, or your brand, anyway, for a good while, resulting in that urgency of having to come up with an strategy that would work for you to help you ramp up efforts and get things going. General Interest Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

In my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can do about informal learning. there is expertise in the L&D group (or should be) that’s more about process than product and can and should be put into practice. So, the L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

The low visibility activities link directly to personal knowledge management (PKM) skills, based on the process of Seeking information & knowledge; making Sense of it; and Sharing higher value information with others. Adding activity-stream technologies to productivity tool suites.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

They help us build trust to get things done, be productive, and innovate. Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool.