Creative Inspiration in Design

Alchemy of Change

Our Magic, our Beauty, is our Ability to break through the bonds of habitual patterns in our minds and connect with this Greater Source of Creative Inspiration. Featured Soul

2016 215

OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

The next stage is for people to team up and work on design projects together, which might be difficult for those who have entered the MOOC as individuals rather than as a team, or alongside colleagues. Does this MOOC need the amount of prescription that is a significant part of its design? the basic MOOC is ok for CPD, but still needs some good learning design. What is the difference between learning design and planning for learning?

Design 100

OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

The next stage is for people to team up and work on design projects together, which might be difficult for those who have entered the MOOC as individuals rather than as a team, or alongside colleagues. Does this MOOC need the amount of prescription that is a significant part of its design? the basic MOOC is ok for CPD, but still needs some good learning design. What is the difference between learning design and planning for learning?

Design 100

Intuitive ‘instruction design’

Mathemagenic

It’s third season of the workshops for homeschoolers that we organise together with Wout Zweers , who works at an intersection of art, design and making. It is a sort of intuitive ‘instruction design’ for something where you can’t really fix the sequence of steps. Today is another workshop and, being up early, I started to think about my role in the process. The first part is logistical.

2017 89

Design of blended learning: inspiration from a book about design thinking

Joitske Hulsebosch

She did a sabatical studying urban planning and landscape architecture which inspired her to write this book about design of learning and change trajectories. What I liked most about the book is that it provides the space to look at the design process in different ways.

2013 141

Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

We decided this afternoon to bring real design challenges into the room and we improvised this simple, simple design checklist. In my experience good participatory meetings result from good design and preparation. In this diagram the meeting itself is the last thing we design.

Help us co-design a Living Lab to show #thewayahead for London’s civil society

Social Reporter

creating a model for co-designing local solutions that could be useful in later phases of The Way Ahead. We have organised an event on the evening of January 10 at Newspeak House , designed to brief people interested in social tech for good on our plans.

2016 207

Designed for ice-skating

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is how I learned from neighbours that the design was optimised for ice-skating. Another example of design flaws. I still believe in interactive design, whether it is for irrigation systems, bridges or toolsets. Tags: technology design

Design 130

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. Instead, the information was presented at a holistic and inter-disciplinary level, covering a collection of related issues: Affordance-centered design. Social theory and design. design Enterprise 2.0

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MOOC principles and course design

Jenny Connected

So the course I designed would look something like this: This is not intended to be precise – just an indication of how the principles are likely to be experienced in the course. This post has been prompted by Robert Maxwell ’s comment on my last blog post. Thanks to Robert.

Design 151

Emergent Design Webinar

Networking Action

Topic: Emergent Design. Another approach relevant for such situations is emergent design. This is iterative design that chrysalises as … Net Dev Traditional planning strategies do not work for complex challenges: too much is changing and there is continual learning about appropriate action.

Designing with introverts in mind

Chris Corrigan

As a process designer, creating good meeting and learning spaces for introverts has long been a blind spot for me. That wasn’t through their fault – it was the fault of my process design that never took their learning styles into account.

Rare Gifts of Design

Evolving Web

This is just a short post acknowledging good design. One of the most overlooked elements of design are error messages. Acknowledging problems just isn’t a very interesting part of software design. Technorati Tags: CoTweet , design , software design , fail whale.

Design 130

Designing for Mobile Collaboration

Portals and KM

They note that mobile apps need to be designed to run well on any mobile device because of the proliferation of devices. In this new environment design skills grow ever-more important (and scarce). Teams now must design for mobile first. This session discussed three components that any mobile strategy should have, which includes deciding what goes mobile, understanding how to mobilize applications and services, and designing a framework for managing mobility.

Mobile 109

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Filed under: design , innovation , open innovation , social media , socio-technical systems. design innovation open innovation social media socio-technical systems

2013 188

Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. the authors of Footprints of Emergence ) is that drawing a footprint from the design perspective and from the learner experience perspective can result in very different images for the same course. So what then is the designer’s role?

Connectivism principles and course design

Jenny Connected

There seem to be an increasing number of attempts to design courses based on connectivism principles. In my most recent contract I have explicitly tried, within the constraints that come from working in a traditional educational setting to apply the principles of connectivism to the course design, i.e. openness, diversity, connectedness and autonomy. It reminded me that not everyone believes in social learning and that I must be prepared for this in my course design.

Design 100

Using Cynefin for learning design?

Mathemagenic

Eventually I’d like to get further in thinking about designing learning experiences using Cynefin as a framework (thanks Nancy for pointing to an update). I’m not 100% sure about designing learning experience as a term, but it’s way better than instructional design. Essentially I’d like to explore ways of recognising different domains from a learning facilitation perspective and zoom in into the complex domain in relation to others.

2015 109

How might we design a conference?

Viv Mcwaters

In collaboration with the conference organisers and hosts we’ve created a design team to bring some edgy thinking and practices to the delivery of what could have been yet another predictable conference. the challenge and excitement of applying design thinking to problems that matter.

Design 130

Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. the authors of Footprints of Emergence ) is that drawing a footprint from the design perspective and from the learner experience perspective can result in very different images for the same course. So what then is the designer’s role?

New publication: Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design – A Socio-Technical Perspective

Making CommunitySense

Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design: A Socio-Technical Perspective. We introduce our Socio-Technical Conversation Context Framework as a way to analyze and design such complex socio-technical communication systems. The proceedings were just published containing my paper: A.

2013 141

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I was teaching an Art of Hosting here in Calgary, where we were looking at Cynefin and then followed with a discussion about how the nature of complex systems compels us to make important design choices when we are facilitating participatory processes to do work in organizations.

2018 46

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

His group is developing a method to let groups design scenarios of future interactions. Design explores new horizons. How can design methods address promises and pitfalls of emerging technologies? Preparing for the future.

2014 141

Fierce design

Chris Corrigan

A lovely day of design with friends in Lindon Utah. In most Art of Hosting type events, the substantive design work happens in the days just before the event, when the hosting team can finally be physically together, when we can read over the “getting to know you” answers from participants and when we can sink into a deeper space of good working relationship and creative planning. Art of Hosting Design

Blog>> Book Review: Designing A Successful KM Strategy

Green Chameleon

Information Architects incorporate taxonomies into their design of IT systems and use metadata to power parts of their designs. Apart from taxonomy and metadata they also factor other concepts into their designs, such as internal communications and social collaboration.

2015 130

Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

” Notice Ostrom’s core design principles. So how am I designing now? Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning!

2017 86

Participatory design experiment: Storytelling Swarm in Hybrid Narrative Ecosystem

Taming the spaces

I have struggled in formulating the narrative swarming in hybrid ecosystem as a participatory design experiment. This paper describes a participatory design experiment that is influenced by the swarming activity. In the participatory design experiment we developed a hybrid virtual storytelling playground that augments the real world – a hybrid ecosystem of narratives. hybrid ecology narrative ecology participatory design research swarming

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'Design' versus 'emergent'

Joitske Hulsebosch

I believe you can learn from what happens naturally (the emergent) and use it to facilitate (design). In a previous blogpost I wrote about the three myths about communities of practice. The second myth is that communities of practice are self-emergent.

OLDS MOOC Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum

Jenny Connected

The course has been funded by JISC as part of a benefits realisation programme and is intended to build on the success of the Open University Learning Design Initiative (OULDI) and other JISC funded curriculum design and delivery projects. The course is structured to reflect a proposed process for design, and combines a number of design thinking methodologies (see [link] and [link] ), inquiry learning (see [link] ) and educational design research (see [link] ).

2012 100

OLDS MOOC Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum

Jenny Connected

The course has been funded by JISC as part of a benefits realisation programme and is intended to build on the success of the Open University Learning Design Initiative (OULDI) and other JISC funded curriculum design and delivery projects. The course is structured to reflect a proposed process for design, and combines a number of design thinking methodologies (see [link] and [link] ), inquiry learning (see [link] ) and educational design research (see [link] ).

2012 100

Design Experiences, Don't Plan Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

John talks about the need to design the learning experiences at meetings , rather than leaving them up to chance: " "For far too long, meeting professionals have been in the planning business. What if we designed an experience that captured people’s imaginations, challenged their thinking, inspired them to dream about what’s possible and then empowered them accordingly? In the design world, programs and networking are called formal and informal learning.

How chaordic design unfolds

Chris Corrigan

These nine steps help us stay focused on need and purpose and design our structure and outcomes based on that. the first four steps of Need, Purpose, Principles and People are essential elements for the design of an invitation process. The chaordic stepping stones are a design tool, meaning that we think through all of them at the outset of an initiative, and refine them as circumstances change. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Learning

Behavioural game design: A Review of popular Gamification Techniques

The Bumble Bee

Gamification, the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications , is a very topical area with many enterprises exploring how they might use it to generate new levels of engagement with their staff or customers (current and prospective).

2012 172

Social design inspired by nature: Positive Impact Magazine

The Bumble Bee

Read the full article: SOCIAL DESIGN INSPIRED BY NATURE. Excellent article by Positive Impact Magazine which reviews the growing field of Organizational Biomimicry and showcases Bioteams, the Biomimicry Institute and Honeybee Democracy.

2014 116

Collaborative Thinking: Designing A New User Experience

Collaborative Thinking

The Innovation Lab will kick off its business therapy public forums with a presentation by Heidi McBride on how to harness art and design to impact the customer experience and build recognition for your business. -- Civil War Tail Gat e -- Dec.

Design 130

Ecological learning design framework

Taming the spaces

The ecological learning design framework development is something what i consider the main work of my last period besides participating in the development of the iCamp intervention model in elearning2.0. We have in Tallinn University nice tradition to re-elect researcher positions every 4 years. My position is now recruited and part of getting it back it is to give a report of my last period work. This will be at monday.

Design 100

Designing for a family learning: meaningful activities for adults

Mathemagenic

As an organiser/designer of you can pay attention to adults as a target group next to the children. Mixed age group learning is something that comes as a part of homeschooling practice. I think it is worth exploring in other settings as well, for example when looking at learning in a family or a community. In an ideal case learning in a same age class in school is also mixed-age, because teachers should be learning something in a process as well :).

2016 135

Optimizing Social Software Design with Conceptual Graphs

Making CommunitySense

Today, I gave a presentation “Optimizing Social Software Design with Conceptual Graphs&# at LIRMM , Le Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier: Abstract. The design of these systems includes the communal specification of communication and information requirements, as well as the selection, configuration, and linking of the software tools that best satisfy these requirements.

Socialprise: The Organizational Design Revolution

Green Chameleon

On this day of celebration of the United States revolution, I was celebrating the potential of another great revolution. Via social media and social networking, the stars and the moon aligned and the Age of Aquarius came into view. While the theme of FASTforward '08 was the User Revolution, the various keynote presentations actually presented compelling evidence for an even larger revolution: fundamentally redefining business models.

Design 100

Design-a-rupee

Endless Knots

Sharpen your pixels, designers. There's a contest to come up with a symbol for the Indian Rupee like $ or € or £ or ¥, all of which amazingly are on my iPhone keyboard. Having said that, I have to also say that I have no idea how to find the link to the Washington Post article I'm reading at the moment using only my iPhone. Title = "for India's Rupee, a New Identity," by Rama Lakshmi, Wash Post, May 16, 2009.