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.

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SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity

Portals and KM

I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. This is the session on The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity led by David Hogue VP of Experience Design Fluid Inc I was lucky to go early as there was a line outside by the time it stated. Although we are able to learn and use these often difficult interfaces, we increasingly seek and appreciate simplicity.

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OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

Despite the launch hiccup, OLDSMOOC appears to be off to a flying start. There is plenty of help on how to navigate if you can find it. The team must already be exhausted – either that or they have a lot of people working on this MOOC to distribute the load, which of course raises the investment cost. A lot of participants are fully engaged and have completed the ‘dream bazaar’ activity – where participants are asked to.

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How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Great to network with people who are working in the same field. I was sitting next to someone I didn't know and within 10 minutes we were discussing the difference between performance support and social learning and the presentation style of Bob Mosher. You need to design for this.

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Working as knowmads: How to stimulate knowmadic working in organisations?

Joitske Hulsebosch

You know this is the future, and knowmads are needed as crucial to drive innovation in a learning organization. But organizations need more employees who work knowmadic to be innovative. How do you stimulate a movement. how do you create a collective of knowmads?

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OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

Despite the launch hiccup, OLDSMOOC appears to be off to a flying start. There is plenty of help on how to navigate if you can find it. The team must already be exhausted – either that or they have a lot of people working on this MOOC to distribute the load, which of course raises the investment cost. A lot of participants are fully engaged and have completed the ‘dream bazaar’ activity – where participants are asked to.

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Blog>> Tripadvisor’s Contribution Model Applied

Green Chameleon

One of my current challenges is to find ways to attract employees at our company to contribute their knowledge to our global knowledge sharing platform. I am sure for most of you it’s a valuable source of information, but how many of you have actually written a review?

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Ad hoc enquiries into how to do good stuff together

Social Reporter

When faced with the challenge of helping people tackle new projects it is tempting to offer up a set of case studies, ideas for action, latest innovations in the field, backed up by “if you want to do this, here’s how to” But does that work? Howtos are fine … once you know what you want to do. In practice, new projects usually take a lot of thinking through, and wandering about, before you can get to the timelines and action points.

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Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

On April 3, I attended the Chi Sparks 2014 conference on human computer interaction, to present my paper on the Kids’ Knowledge Base. His group is developing a method to let groups design scenarios of future interactions. Design explores new horizons.

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How-to Guides>> Cross-Post: Practitioner Guidelines on Conducting Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

Have preliminary conversations with management to sound them out informally on the idea, identify the pain points and business issues they are concerned about. Consider the best model of audit, and audit methods to use for that culture and situation. HODs of friendly departments) and socialize them on the knowledge audit concept, seeking their feedback on how it could be made most useful to them. Be clear about what you want to use the report to achieve.

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How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Skip to main content. Community managers should know the subject in depth, have energy for stimulating collaboration among the members, and be able to devote sufficient time to leadership activities. From What are you supposed to do in a community? LinkedIn Home.

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Poor Mental Models fail teams before they even start?

The Bumble Bee

One of the most powerful team exercises is to explore team leaders and team members "mental models" of teams, networks and groups. Mental models are the, often invisible, dictators of what actually happens in a team as opposed to what team leaders would like to happen.

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Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes

Community Guy

Most of us know that in the typical online community, it’s not kosher to post blatant marketing materials. But when confronted by other more nuanced issues, such as how to introduce ourselves (or our company) to a community, or how to react to someone calling us names, things get a little murkier. Finding the sweet spot means developing a balance between strong willed but willing to listen. Make it clear that you want to be a “good guest”.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Friday, May 29, 2009 A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka initiative, ITdepartment or KM group, to do? How can the three giant lemons be fixed?Which

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“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Prior to this conference, a three-day “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop was held in which international participants from various professional backgrounds collaborated with local stakeholder organisations on 4 real-world urban cases : Urban Pioneers Zeeburgereiland (Amsterdam), Haagse Havens (The Hague), Strijp-S (Eindhoven), and Amsterdam Civic Innovator Network. Fortunately, I managed to get one of the last tickets. Free to access and use.

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Designing for a family learning: meaningful activities for adults

Mathemagenic

I am trying to articulate what are the important ingredients here – a lot of it comes from the reflection on the practices in our homeschooling network and experiences of organising various learning activities there. I’m still not sure about the title – I have chosen “family learning” because I’d like to emphasise that this is about adults and kids together, not just mixed age kids group. *. More to follow :).

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. So what can we do to make our economic system more response-able, morelike a true collectively self-managing, evolving system? TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. I knew one day myaddiction to technology would be my downfall. Anetwork of dense clusters has fewer connections than if everyone wereconnected to everyone, but still puts everyone at most three degrees ofseparation from everyone else." These traditionalorganizations need to spend a lot of time and money attracting,motivating and managing the hierarchy.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. The firstsection presents a model for the human identity based on Jungsquaternity, and argues that our modern psychological and socialproblems stem largely from imbalance between the four elements of ouridentity. The mapping tothe seasons and times of day, and the animal identifications, are fromaboriginal models, such as the Chulash.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations) I vebeen having a lot of conversations lately about how to helporganizations become more effective at enabling collaboration. Thepeople I know who have tried to do this keep running into three walls: Whatsperceived as urgent in most organizations (i.e. The best you can hope to dois help people adapt to the existing culture in useful, valuable ways. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Ten Important Business Trends BLOG Ten ImportantBusiness Trends Cartoonby RobertWeber in The New Yorker I vebeen asked to be a panel member at a conference on Thursday withthe intriguing theme Whats Next? My role on the panel is to talk about Whats Next in Business. This is not to say that all businesses will become green.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

It has built a “ social network application &# that enables its most active customers to create and connect information, and in so doing generate a “real time information network&# used by over a hundred million people around the world to “discover what’s happening now.&#

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards papers on business innovation & knowledge management Friday, May 29, 2009 A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Manyorganizations and software developers are trying to cobble these on tothe three lemons above to try to make these lemons lessuseless.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? W henyoung people tell me they agree with my prognosis for the future of ourplanet, and ask me what they should do, I ask them to learn how theworld works, and learn about better ways to live, and then be a modelfor others. We have to give up on these ways of living andmaking a living.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Corporationswere originally invented to allow people to raise money for largeventures. We justhave to wait it out. Understanding How Gaia Works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Monday, March 9, 2009 Our Addiction to Attention and Appreciation BLOG Were SocialCreatures, For Better and For Worse Imageof homelessness from the now-defunct Italian blog Moving &Learning. Not surprising then, that almost from the moment ofbirth we begin to crave the attention, and later the appreciation, ofother humans.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. They are now planning to build a whole community of such buildings. I didnt know who I was, and I was prepared to try to beeverybody else, if thats what they wanted.

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Introducing literate modeling

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Organizational modeling has much in common with programming. If you create or ask for organizational models in any one of a number of text-based systems, you likely realize that. To that end, I've been exploring text-based modeling and simulation for the last few years. Recently I've begun to merge the ideas of literate programming and organizational modeling into what you might call literate modeling.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. A sixth activity, working, which is defined in the dictionaryas "extended activity directed to producing or accomplishingsomething", but which generally connotes activity that is somewhatonerous, tedious and stressful, is not, to them, a natural activity atall. Having to work means something is wrong. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. February 12, 2008 We Need Experimenters, Not Leaders F orthe last eightyears, the US treasury has been plundered by the thieves of the BushAdministration, doling out handouts to corporatist friends (and undoinglegislation and refusing to enforce what little corporatist regulationremains) in return for campaign contributions, future jobs and otherfavours.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. In discussions with another publisher and with my agent, the title morphed to Working Naturally: Discovering What You Were Meant to Do and How to Do It Responsibly, Sustainably, and Joyfully.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 REPOST: Do We Really Want to Know? with first 50 reader comments appended) BLOG Comments on November4, 2009 post "Do We Really Want to Know?" Its really about human nature, Kolbert argues, and specificallythat we just dont want to know about atrocities and suffering we dontfeel we have any control over. We dont want to know.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. The original meaning of "community" is a place shared equally.The term has been debased to mean just about any agglomeration ofpeople with something "in common", but for purposes of definingIntentional Community the original definition is useful. When theyre asked to finance a prepaidexpense and a share in a not-for-profit entity, they tend to getskittish.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. I nthe virtual world Second Life, there are people who are there to playbeing someone theyre not, and other people who are trying to beauthentic. There are thosewho come specifically to play faerie and S&M roles, living outfantasies behind the mask of their avatar. Thesegroups tend to self-select others who share their passion for fantasyor realism.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. USDollar to Be Devalued 90%?: GeraldCelente, an economic futurist with a remarkable track record, foresees a90% devaluation of the US dollar, leading to food riots and taxrebellions by 2012. Thanks to EJ for the link. Youll understand how "enterprise" has come, in some peoplesminds, to be a dirty word. thanks to BethTaggard for the quote

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Id like to thankespecially Brenda Dolling, who painstakingly and candidly explained theprinciples, processes, and highs and lows of eco-village living. The people I met were extremely well-read and, thanks I suspect to the Internet, well-informed and wellconnected. One person I spoke to compared it to joininga monastery.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. February 22, 2008 Friday Flashback: The Only Life We Know A slightly modified version(with my recent point on experimenters not leaders grafted on) of mystory from four years ago about why we find it so difficult to imaginea better way to live. They usedthe words "brave" and "loyal" to describe this behavior. Thisis natural to them.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. It is part of alonger exploration that describes our unsustainable civilization,why romantic neo-primitivism is no solution, and how he seesthe collapse occurring. While Im interested in comments on this story, Id like to hear ideason how it could be made better, rather than criticisms. How could this story be broadened,enhanced?

Designing Web-Based Communities for Professionals

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Designing online communities for business is a subtle blend of creating the right business model, a clear understanding and service of member needs and a usable interface that enables professionals to focus on engagement. How do we know this?

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Friday, December 19, 2008 Not Going to Happen: Part Two BLOG Not Going to Happen:Part Two (PartOne is here ) T heintroductions were simple: "Marisa", she said, pointing to her friend."Verdad", Verdad", pointing to herself. Sit", she said, motioning Jack and Dan to the seatsopposite them. And how has it changed?" gift is to be given.

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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. On the weekend I pointed you to an approach my friend Jean-Sébastien has successfully used to help a group of peoplefind their collective sweet spot -- the work they as a group aremeant to do. Today I want to bring to your attention an approach youcan use personally if you really havent a clue what you are meant to do -- if youdont even know where to start.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. September 1, 2008 Creating Natural Communities T he chart above is the one from my book Finding the Sweet Spot that describes the process of deciding what you were meant to do for aliving. This is more than just what you want to do for aliving, its what you want to do with all of your time. And I want to live most of my life outdoors.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Birth of a Natural Enterprise: My friend Jean-Sébastien Bouchard relates the story of how he put together his new enterprise Grisvert -- for those who read French this is an inspiring andinstructive story. This isinteresting to me, because I have often complained that reading newsthat is not actionable is a waste of time. Thanks to Beth for the link.

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