Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Here are some reflections and an exercise. To investigate this, we did a small exercise, which I’m refining as we go here.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories. We can continuously test the design against "real personas".

2019 164

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

There have been some alternative suggestions and, as yet, no evidence of real consensus, but I am going to follow Wikipedia’s advice to ‘Be Bold’ and just go ahead with this. Design of the course. I like the course design and the fact that Stephen Downes ‘walks the talk’ and has been true to his educational philosophy as expounded in his theory of connectivism. The point is that participants exercise their autonomy in choosing how they want to participate.

2018 126

What Could the Future of Money Look Like? « emergent by design

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Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? Reply Openworld permalink March 9, 2010 1:55 pm I’m in favor of a “stalactites and stalagmites&# approach to alternative currencies.

2010 71

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

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emergent by design. I decided to touch base with my colleague Frank Spencer, founder of the foresight and design consultancy, Kedge. In employing this tool, companies can understand how the future will “play out” under different emerging trends and alternative outcomes.

2012 75

Observing Sociality and Reality » Blog Archive » Tim on Etienne (Part III: Design for Learning)

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Tim on Etienne (Part III: Design for Learning) This post constitutes the second of three endeavors in preparing myself to lecture the Knowledge Management 2009 course at the University of Amsterdam. Practice itself is not amenable to design.

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

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emergent by design Home who’s the architect? People organize people into categories that are useful for them; either by geographic location (“NY-friends&# ), by profession (“design-thinking&# , “community-managers&# , “social-crm&# ), by power (“most-influential-in-tech&# ), by intelligence (“thought-leaders&# , “best-mindcasters-i-know&# ), and any other number of categories that they see fit.

2010 44

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Thebook describes a number of exercises you can use to help hone in onthis sweet spot. Its an exercise in acquiringself-knowledge, designed by Otto Scharmers PresencingInstitute. The exercise entails answering the following 17 questions, a processthat Scharmer says should take you a couple of hours. The purpose of this exercise is not, as it might first appear, tocreate a roadmap of your future life and career. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

4:03:33 PM trackback [] comment [] Friday Flashback: Twelve Ways to Think Differently InMay 2005 I wrote this post that, after it was picked up months later onDigg and other popularity lists of web articles, turned out to be mymost-visited article ever: O ur minds are like our bodies --fail to exercise them and they atrophy and break down. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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What a webinar can prove

Learning Alliances

During the introductions people described the main issue that the exercise brought up for them: Responding to the question of “Where is the learning happening?” This exercise prompted reflection on the extent of my development in the last year. The exercise provoked reflection on the difference between someone who inspires vs someone who influences. For me this exercise pointed to the connections between social settings and different means of communications.

2013 143

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

From templates pioneered by leaders in the graphic practitioner fields to ones we create on the spot, from visual exercises designed to promote relationship, thinking and sensemaking, to collaborative and collective visual harvest practices designed both for sensemaking and knowledge sharing.

2016 72

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

In our research exercise we had data on ideas that had actually been accepted for implementation by management and therefore could look for patterns of interactions from the Spigit conversation platform that correlated with accepted ideas as opposed to ideas that were rejected.

2014 158

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

This means keeping doors open and being ready tocommit to various alternatives as they emerge, and making smallrisk-conscious strategic investments, each of which will pay off ifvarious future scenarios come to pass. This requires a long-term focus,scenario planning and balancing investments, committing a little to avariety of possible alternative possibilities, knowing most of themwill not pan out. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy.

2007 35

As the Knowledge Hub faces closure, might a creative Twitter mob help with re-invention?

Social Reporter

The more innovative councils aim to co-design or even co-produce services with citizen and other organisations to share knowledge, a sense of ownership, and maybe contributions in kind. Yesterday I attended a meeting** of people formerly involved, like me, in the advisory group set up a few years back when the Hub was being designed as a successor to the successful Communities of Practice platform. Knowledge Hub: a response – by Hub designer Steve Dale on how designs changed.

2013 159

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. It has tobe more structured than a discussion forum but less structured than aform-filling exercise. Should I set up a very simple wiki orsome other tool to talk through its design? They might even beamong the first of a new generation of social networking tools thathave actually been designed to meet a specific business need, so thatunlike Web 1.0

2007 35

Clearing the ground to claim Big Society for ourselves

Social Reporter

Big Society isn’t – or shouldn’t be – a promotional, marketing exercise. It should be a something to be co-evolved, co-designed with a wide range of interests … but Government doesn’t know how to do that (even though co-production is much promoted as part of the Big Society agenda). Tough though it may be, we need to co-design the process … not just add 2.0,

2011 149

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

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Just because someone has power or, alternatively, is in a low status role does not mean they will mistreat others. Therefore the sponsor needs to have a vision that is broad enough to communicate the destination, and narrow enough to communicate that there is no alternative.

‘No life.’ Young people talking about poverty

Neighbourhoods

So we designed a mix of plenary and group sessions, exercises, discussions, and one short presentation; followed by a trip round the houses of parliament. Alternative happy ending] 1 yr – lots of support from family.

2013 59

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Following is a partial listing of some of the ways in which your consortium member organizations have abrogated the spirit and substance of our long-standing agreement with you, leaving us no alternative but to take this step: Representative Democracy LLC: Your “representatives” have not represented us at all. They have not uphold the laws designed to protect us or our environment, and have instituted laws that do the opposite. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Elsua

Design: Yes, good, … oh wait!, great design still sells big time! Yes, great design still makes a huge difference! Well, I am sure many many things, but excelling quality and great design surely look good to me already!

2011 191

Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Large/Small/Large group alternation. Different technologies influence our design. The connection to the purpose: that is the integrity of the design. Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail.

2017 56

Above and Beyond KM » Blog Archive » E2.0 Community Roles and Adoption Planning

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From time to time, Ill insert my own editorial comments - exercising the prerogatives of the blogger. Encourage similar communities to merge Alternatively, start with a broad community and let sub-communities emerge to focus on specialized topics.

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Collaborative Thinking: The Sociability Of Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

Right now this is a mental exercise and very much a first-cut work-in-progress. View an alternate. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Enterprise 2.0

2007 137

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&#

2008 55

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

I’ll try to outline my thoughts on this before showing how it has affected the design of ChinesePod and SpanishPod in the next post. Our brains are designed to work/learn this way, but it is a subjective process because each individual experiences distinct social and psychological phenomena. In the next post I’ll try to show how we’ve applied these insights in the real life design of our learning programs. An alternative dance club?

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"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

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16] Collaboration vs. Other Models of Cooperation Collaborative partnerships can be broadly grouped under two headings: those aimed at resolving conflicts and those designed to develop and advance shared visions for the future.[17] where the need and intent is to change fundamentally the way services are designed and delivered."

2008 56

Getting Ready for the Fall

How to Save the World

As systems continue to collapse, and as we start to create alternative community-based systems to replace them, we’re going to have to relearn many capacities, skills (hard and soft) and practices that our ancestors took for granted.

2014 95

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Confucius meets web 2.0

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Designing conversations ChinesePod, the New York Times, and the future » Confucius meets web 2.0 Both ChinesePod and SpanishPod come under the banner of Praxis Language. Input the pinyin sound, and choose the desired character from among 10-30 alternatives.

Enterprise Collaboration Requires Critical New Skills

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Vision and Reality view comments Toppling a Giant: SharePoint 2010, the iPad & Social Business Software view comments Seven Lessons Learned on Social Business view comments 5 Great Skype Alternatives view comments A Sneak Peek at the Google Apps Redesign view comments Google Docs Offline Support Confirmed, Will Make Chromebooks More Functional view comments Is IBMs Defection Another Sign of RIMs Demise?

Green Chameleon » Getting Started on Your Intranet

Green Chameleon

He declares that finding out what people want from their intranet is a futile exercise, because they probably don’t know very much about how intranets work. Our alternative is to price the book higher and give away PDFs to our colleagues who can’t afford them.

Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

How to Save the World

A problem like this (a “wicked problem” is the technical term) will frustrate almost any country, and particularly the United States, where government is designed to be both weak and responsive to its citizens.

2015 91

Smart Phones: What Comes Next

How to Save the World

The calories expended on the walk are also automatically registered and logged to her exercise program. Back at home, Karen's exercise regime is planned and monitored by software on her phone and sensors connected wirelessly to it. BLOG Smart Phones: What Comes Next.

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An Information Diet

How to Save the World

Try this exercise: After a speaker has made his/her presentation, go and ask five people in attendance what they thought the most important point in the presentation was. Or another exercise: Have two people at a presentation or meeting keep a mindmap of what was discussed and agreed upon, and then compare them. BLOG Information Sickness. William Haefeli cartoon in The New Yorker; buy his stuff here.

2009 35

DavidSibbet.com: Facilitation Mastery: Experiencing the Four Flows

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

What these photos do not show, of course, is the rich process of facilitated design meetings that we led as a way of generating this material. Partners for Change Model These are two supportive visuals for a Partners for Change model I co-designed with Sissel Waage and Ruth Rominger.

2008 42

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

4:03:33 PM trackback [] comment [] Friday Flashback: Twelve Ways to Think Differently InMay 2005 I wrote this post that, after it was picked up months later onDigg and other popularity lists of web articles, turned out to be mymost-visited article ever: O ur minds are like our bodies --fail to exercise them and they atrophy and break down. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2008 35

On Collaboration – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Social Enterprise, even in its simplest form, is designed to respond to the Big Shift, as shown below. Designed to facilitate learning and memory. Designed to facilitate learning and memory : People learn by doing. We have had the power to learn from our mistakes for a very long time, even if we haven’t always exercised that power. So it’s important to have a mechanism that replaces the carbon-based memory with silicon-based alternatives.

2012 56

A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization

How to Save the World

like SharePoint) designed to improve internal collaboration, that actually discourages collaboration. Groupware, of which the most notorious example is SharePoint, was designed to facilitate 'communities of practice' (CoPs). BLOG A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Based on greed andself-interest, the insurance company has an inherent motive to commitfraud -- to offer and charge people for insurance but then deny themcompensation, using armies of lawyers writing mountains of small typeto design policies that deprive the maximum number of people of thecompensation they thought they were buying. Are peoplewho get sick more than others at fault because of their poor diet orlack of exercise, and should they be penalized accordingly?

2009 37

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

A study done by one largemultinational organization discovered their actual user audiencecomprised, in order: Needless to say, since the website was designed for customers, itwasnt reaching its intended audience, and wasnt meeting the needs ofits actual audience.

2009 74

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

July 8, 2008 Help Me Design the Natural Enterprise Toolkit M y first book, Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneurs Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work will be published next month by Chelsea Green. Id love your help with the design. Its a personal exercise. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2008 35

Natural Learning

How to Save the World

And, just as we cannot be "taught how to learn", my attempt to develop an alternative framework for learning, to share with others trying to deschool themselves, could understandably be seen as both fruitless and ironic. Don't look up or design a curriculum for your learning of this new skill. Even as we practice things we are just learning, we are already beginning to exercise all three roles. BLOG Natural Learning.

Why Insurance Makes No Sense in a Natural Society

How to Save the World

Based on greed and self-interest, the insurance company has an inherent motive to commit fraud -- to offer and charge people for insurance but then deny them compensation, using armies of lawyers writing mountains of small type to design policies that deprive the maximum number of people of the compensation they thought they were buying. Are people who get sick more than others at fault because of their poor diet or lack of exercise, and should they be penalized accordingly?

2009 35

CoP Terminology, Greg Reid, Search Patterns, Philadelphia KM Group, MAKE Nominations, Black Swan - Weekly Knowledge Management blog by Stan Garfield

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It requires the same diligence and discipline in the design and implementation phases as any other major corporate program, such as CRM and ERP. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.