Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

Art of Hosting Chaordic design Conversation Design Facilitation Featured InvitationAll facilitation work happens within containers and those containers are separated from the rest of the world by thresholds.

2018 58

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future. Design to Balance Opposing Factors.

2018 130

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

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF. The special thing about this project is that the whole design process took place online. Joehoe!

2018 130

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 130

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

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 198

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

Design 176

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.

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

New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. Filed under: culture , design , technologies , tools. culture design technologies toolsJust published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.) 2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156.

2015 130

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.

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?

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 157

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.

2013 102

Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last year we had a number of working sessions, including a design workshop with all key stakeholders. In February, just before the carnival erupted in Limburg, I was at Proteion to discuss the final design and point to put the dots on the i.

2017 151

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 190

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 222

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 129

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

Swarm 174

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

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 182

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 109

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 170

Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design

Full Circle Associates

Chris Corrigan posted a great blog a while back about complexity and participatory design process. See Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications … Continue reading Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design. Ah, Kismet! I had slipped the quote into a draft post and rediscovered it today. I want to build on his brain dump! He is building on Sonja Blignault blogging on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity.

2018 43

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

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 141

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.

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 163

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 242

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 166

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

Design 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 122

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?

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

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Networking Action

Just published is an article that asks the question : What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises? The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev

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

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

Each of these phases has to be designed in the beginning, but with space for emergent outcomes. Of course this is the meat of any meeting, but I’m a strong advocate for focusing on the harvest primarily in the design and letting that determine the processes you will use to host.

Boston E20 Notes: Designing Social Applications

Portals and KM

I attended session - Designing Social Applications " a panel session led by David F. Here is the session description: “Part of becoming a social enterprise is understanding what makes social applications work, both for purposes of selecting commercial applications and for designing their own. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year.

Natures Design Guarantees - Bioteams in The Henry Ford Magazine

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to be able to publish a new Bioteams article in the Summer 2014 edition of The Henry Ford Magazine entitled "Teams in Nature". The article summarises the differences between human teams and natures teams in three critical areas: Communications, Leadership and Scalability.

2014 159

Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

On October 28, I presented my paper “Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design&# at the Community Informatics Research Network 2010 Conference (CIRN 2010) in Prato, Italy. We show how collaboration patterns can be used to design appropriate socio-technical solutions. Filed under: CIRN , collaboration patterns , community informatics , community systems , conferences , design , roles , socio-technical systems.

Roles 130

“It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social media systems design for open innovation communities

Making CommunitySense

At the workshop, I gave a keynote on social media systems design for open innovation communities: After that, my good friend and co-author Mark Aakhus (Rutgers University, USA) , reflected upon what I said.