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Patterns & significance

Dave Snowden

Another with a colleague frustrated by people talking about the validity of statistical patterns for low volume datasets and not realising that simple visualisation can enable an intelligent person who make sufficient sense to act. In SenseMaker® if we present a colour coded dot map on a triangle, humans are more than capable of seeing patterns and using the micro-narratives to glean context.

Pattern Learning and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, after all, and when focused properly, it can quickly deepen a person’s grasp of a principle, new studies suggest. Expertise at pattern recognition is a very different brain-based process than expertise at rule-based learning or a motor skill.

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

Workers have to be able to recognize patterns in complexity and chaos and be empowered to do something with their observations and insights. Innovative and contextual methods mean that standard processes do not work for exception-handling or identifying new patterns.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week. SebPaquet ~ “Make something idiot-proof and somebody will make a better idiot.&#. CharlesJennings ~ “we deliver milk. we facilitate learning.

Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Now I'm thinking about my fav passage from William Gibson, @GreatDismal, and his book Pattern Recognition : “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. Pattern recognition” . Between Neoterics and Pattern Recognition.we Like a lot of people, I read Anil Dash's " The Web We Lost " and I read Hugh MacLeod's corollary piece. I'm split on how I feel here.

Patterns emerge over time

Harold Jarche

The patience to watch patterns emerge over time is almost non-existent, though it’s what I’ve been able to do as a freelancer, and perhaps less engagement on a job site is part of the future of work.

[lodlam] Richard Urban on LOD patterns

David Weinberger

At the LODLAM conference, Richard Urban suggests that we build a pattern library so that people can identify common problems and common linked data solutions

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response.

Pretty Patterns

Euen Semple

Patterns in the facial expressions become obvious in a way they would never have otherwise. It's about patterns. About lots and lots of data being available for the first time in volumes that allow patterns to emerge that would otherwise previously have remained unseen.

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0

“Shape Patterns, Not Programs”

Harold Jarche

Excellent lessons and a wealth of references are included in this paper, Changing Homeland Security: Shape Patterns, Not Programs which is applicable to a wide and sundry audience. Advice from Socrates to a man who over-planned his son’s birthday party – “ask the women&# , with the following results: We held the party at Panathinaikon Stadium. We set up places to eat, a site for crafts, a tent for shelter and rest, a station for music, and a space for art.

Pattern Recognition as Skill

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to John Martin : "However I am not sure that it (pattern recognition) is an innate feature as opposed to a learned skill." Because these connections are sensitive to input, they will reflect patterns in that input. This is not a conscious act; it is not the same as saying we are looking for patterns. After a certain period of time, this process results in a base of pre-existing patterns of connectivity in the mind.

Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

There's something really nice about this pattern Found via Brent - 23 Microlearning exercises (23 Things). It has 23 Tasks over a 9 week period that helped them get you up to speed on what Web 2.0 is all about. It's a great list and the nice thing is that they offerred a free iPod as a reward for getting it all done. What a great idea. It's a bit similar to what I had done in a learning experience that was a six week online course - see Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross

Wordle creates beautiful word clouds from text, tags, or RSS feeds. This morning I pasted the URLs of fifteen blogs I frequent into Wordle just for the hell of it. Here's the result. Here's a larger pdf of the same image.


Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

Is there another Effective Pattern ? As part of the Tools Set 2009 series, my first post was Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics. I was a little surprised that this didn't come up as one of the more popular items recently when I did my Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009. Now I've got a couple of additional things to add to this information, and it raises a question that I often face: What do you do when you have an update to a prior post? I feel like each of my options have drawbacks: 1.

Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate

Tony Karrer

Found this via a post on EdTechPost: Wikipatterns It provides patterns for various roles and adoption patterns. What's great beyond just finding out about Wikis is the beauty of how the information is presented - as patterns. FAQs are a great tool, patterns applied like this is also a good tool


Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. I had the good fortune to get to meet Tom Malone way back when he was working on what makes computer games fun (cited in my book ).

International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns. Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity. In Asia (and particularly Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia) we note that students do much longer periods of study in one session, but mostly during work hours.

Informal Learning Blog » Recognizing patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. A Pattern Language is an attempt to express the deeper wisdom of what brings aliveness within a particular field of human endeavor, through a set of interconnected expressions arising from that wisdom.

A social interaction pattern language 1 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Pattern Language ? That said, I’ve read Alexander’s A Timeless Way of Being and A Pattern Language twice.

Jay Cross on reinventing management: “A mind-blowing series of posts”

Steve Denning

The storyteller has evolved into a premier recognizer of patterns. Radical Management management patterns reinvention. My colleague, Jay Cross, writes today on his Learnstream blog : I met Steve Denning a decade ago.

learn like an artist

Harold Jarche

They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. How do gamers learn? They try things out and usually fail: lots of times. If they get stuck, they check out what others have shared, in online forums. They may ask a friend for help. Sometimes they will look for a ‘hack’, or a way around.

Technology changes Everything

Jane Hart

He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […].

67% find company training/e-learning of little or no value – according to the Learning in the Workplace 2013 survey results.

Jane Hart

The Learning in the Workplace Survey has now been taken by over 600 people, and although it is still open if you want to cast your vote, I am going to release some interim findings here today as the pattern of results has been pretty stable for some time now.â?¦

Survey 110

Thoughts on Patterns and Writing on Medium

Mark Oehlert

So I wrote a post about patterns , something I actually think is very important. Now I have to decide if I''ll use it more.that would be a pattern. I''m not breaking up with Typepad but I did want to try out Medium. I hope you enjoy the post but I also wanted to mention my thoughts about using Medium as a publishing platform. . First reaction - look to blank to me - where are all the WYSIWYG editor toolbars?

Internet Time Blog » Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross


David McCandless #CALDC3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

He demonstrated the power of insight by tapping into the power of our pattern matching cognitive architecture. . David McCandless gave a graphically and conceptually insightful talk on the power of visualization at the Callidus Cloud Connections.

Proactive sense making

Euen Semple

A great meeting yesterday with anthropologist John Curran reminded me of the power of patterns. Whether we are talking about the patterns made visible by big data, or those made apparent by our own activity on social networks, what the internet is giving us is the ability to see patterns in the thinking and behaviours of those around us in real time - and for the first time. For years when people asked me what "the next big thing" would be I have said patterns.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

Internet Time Blog » People who get it… in El Lay

Jay Cross

How We Know

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Your previous experiences seeing your mother have over time resulted in the growth of an associated pattern of connectivity in your neural network (ie., When a person with the appearance of your mother is presented to you this pattern is activated. This pattern in turn activates associated patterns. The pattern is subsymbolic; the brain is not a physical symbol system. In my view, knowledge is a subjective feel, but there's a nice story behind it.

Supping with the devil

Euen Semple

As I said in my earlier post on patterns there is nothing wrong in us collectively being better informed as a result of the patterns we leave on the web but so much of Big Data is about people who don't contribute to those patterns making money from them. Doc Searls posts this morning about rising resistance to the way marketing is using our patterns. Big Data is the latest wave of oversold and under-understood hype to buffet people.

deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

In this way, new patterns can be sensed, especially through exposure to external social networks. The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice.

Manufacturing: Where the Jobless Recovery Is Most Evident

Andy McAfee

Unfortunately for job seekers, I expect that pattern to resume in the very near future. The historical pattern is very clear and very regular here, and I see no reason it won’t repeat itself.

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Complexity theory - scientists seek patterns and relations within systems. In complex systems you have systems made up of components which interact, and give rise to patterns at other levels of complexity. The interactions of people communicating creates patterns.

"Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

After correcting for differences in travel distances and the inherent anisotropy of each trajectory, the individual travel patterns collapse into a single spatial probability distribution, indicating that, despite the diversity of their travel history, humans follow simple reproducible patterns. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. To automate the process, the host can then use machine learning to discover common patterns or features among all the guests.