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Creative environments: Six fundamental principles

Describing the research of creativity is like the fable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant by touching different parts of its body. One of them touches the tail and says that it is like a snake, another touches the body and says that it is like a wall and so on. Consequently, you have to see the whole picture to get the image straight. Further the image of researching creativity is becoming… Continue reading

Reading on paper and computer screen, what are the differences?

There are significant differences between how people read a text on a computer-screen in comparison to a printed page. Studies show that when somebody reads a printed page she often reads word by word and row after row. While web pages research  shows that 79% of the participants in a test instead scan the text. The participants of the test stopped at specific words and phrases, and jumped further downwards the web-text. A later study… Continue reading

Building an Engaging Business – Go Aim Make Entertain

What will make your business rock? Make your customers, clients, visitor stay longer, buy more and enjoy doing it? As a matter of fact “doing” is really the keyword for the solution. This leads us to the Maker Market, which foundation, however, is creating things yourself, but what if you implement such mechanisms into your business in a spirit of fun. Do you think that you then would be the joke of your market or… Continue reading

Inviting children to the world of design thinking

eLearningworld News Organisations in Singapore is offering workshops to invite children in the mindset of design thinking. Often the subjects at these workshops concern to find creative solutions to global problems, e.g. how to get people to exercise more. Another reason to introduce design thinking is to make children gain knowledge and skills of that design is much more than aesthetics and unique appearance. Design thinking is instead a problem solving method that include besides… Continue reading

MicroLearning – For adapted and integrated learning

eLearningworld News MicroLearning is trending, according to ATD’s research 92 percent of the organisations already using MicroLearning is planning to increase the use, and 67 percent that does not use it today is planning to start. The main benefits are that it easily can be adapted to tight time-schedules in general and especially at work. At same time as this form of learning works perfectly when improving the knowledge and skills bit by bit to… Continue reading

The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the… Continue reading

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

eLearningworld News National Institute of Design (NID) in India was set up in 1961 and became a pioneer in the field with important influences from the German design schools of Ulm and Bauhaus. The pedagogy was from start set on bridging aesthetic of art and the practice of the industry. This included using different materials creatively and in surprising fields of use. Mihir Bholey, a senior faculty of National Institute of Design, writes in the… Continue reading

Human interaction: Offline- and online interactivity in learning

Learning design is tech-neutral, which means even though the term was born in our tech-savvy digital age, it works equally good for offline traditional education. Since what you want to accomplish with your learning design is the best possible mix of interaction that works for all students. Patricia Santos writes in Clomedia.com: “If you’re not seeing high levels of learner engagement, skills transfer or business impact the first step toward a solution may be to… Continue reading

New approaches to develop design skills and build motivation

What can a museum do to develop design skills? As a matter of fact, it could be a dynamic creative space to such skills development. In this spirit, Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a school project with the mission to “promote design education for the future” that is called DesignLab Nation. The museum focus on promoting crafts skills from the heritage of manufacturing and design in industrial cities, thereby the project is… Continue reading

“Design is the mother of innovation”

eLearningworld News “This is how design has become the mother of—not invention—but innovation and differentiation.” Erik Kiaer, managing director at Doblin, a design and innovation center at Deloitte Digital writes in Adweek. In this spirit, successful marketing is driven by design since today it is design that makes the products and the services stand out from the crowd on the market, not only visually but also user-friendly and functionally. At the same time as it… Continue reading