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“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

Designing for the senses beyond visual

Designing invisible interaction that plays with the senses are a key trend in design thinking, where the experience of the receiver somehow beyond the visual outlook should be hands-on-useful. This could mean sound, touch or something else that attract attention for the human senses. One example is Tobii’s eye-tracking technology that is being integrated into more and more devices. Hana Tanimura, senior designer, Google Creative Lab, said the following to the Drum about sound in … Continue reading

Transformation of Branding: From Mission to Radical Activism

eLearningworld News on Design Thinking Several leading designers predict on FastCoDesign.com the trends of branding during 2017. The most ground-breaking transformation is that the conventional wisdom that brands should not talk politics is making a u-turn to that it actually should include political activism. After Trump and Brexit and other disruptions of the direction that the world generally is turning, towards involvement, humanism and interdependence/connection, brands will take a political stand since this is actually … Continue reading

How smartphones can improve social science

eLearningworld News from US Ten years ago, a new dimension of design thinking was launched when Steve Jobs introduced its coming revolution on the mobile phone market. The iPhone did not only offer a new design and integration of new functionality, it also worked to redesign human behaviour. Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, writes about the smartphone technology to revolutionize behavioral science: “That’s because, for the first time in … Continue reading

Most read eLearningworld News and reviews 2016

Top 5 eLearningworld Reviews “If history were taught in the form of stories…”  Getting Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning  The importance of Multitasking skills in a Digitized World  How to Engage with Gamification for Serious Results  Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood  Top 10 eLearningworld News Latest News: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, according to Gartner  Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing Latest … Continue reading

Latest News: Unique Pedagogy is being introduced in India’s first Design University

eLearningworld News from India MIT Pune Campus at Ujjain, Avantika University will introduce design thinking in a unique new learning pedagogy. Mentors will support students on different levels about how to approach problems differently and build innovative solutions. This is a learner-centered approach that will build an open environment for experimentation and creative thinking. Beginning 2017, the university will offer bachelor and master programs in Design, based on a project-based methodology and this will be … Continue reading

Latest News: Design Thinking and Virtual Reality in Higher Education

eLearningworld News from US The timing is right for progress of human-centered design in higher education, says Professor Kate Canales in an interview with fastcodesign.com. “Design is poised to make a huge impact in higher ed.” she continues. Design thinking for higher ed both works as a tool for students’ learning as well as a disruptive force since higher ed is growing out of its traditional business model. One example of the former is University … Continue reading

Design Thinking for Publishing 4.0 – people-centred evolution

eLearningworld Weekly Review Axel Roesler, Associate Professor in Interactive Design at Washington University, writes on BigThink.com: “… the world of innovation is a world in which humans define what is new and accepted and embraced. So, yes, human interaction is essential when we innovate. And, yes, again, 21stcentury innovation has to be people-friendly.” Good design is thereby an evolution of ideas that is improving human interaction where one of the main drivers is technology. Publishing … Continue reading

Latest News: Ultra-thin electronic paper puts ebooks in a new light

eLearningworld News from Sweden Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is developing an thin electronic paper containing pixels of the primary colors red–green–blue (RGB) that give the same reflectivity and contrast as ink produced by an ordinary printer. This in contrast to LED-displays makes it work very well in bright light. One of the research team members, accociate Professor Andreas B. Dahlin, said “The ‘paper’ is similar to the Kindle tablet. It isn’t … Continue reading

How to integrate EdTech in Your Learning Environment

eLearningworld advicestory Lets see how an organisation can reach Level 3 on the eLearningworld Digital Maturity Model and thereby make learning more effective and in general improve the learning experience. The teachers/educators was trained in Level 2 and to some extent digital content is used in the education, but now is the time to integrate the digital environment with the traditional. Here follows five points for successful integration: Set the goals and vision for transforming … Continue reading