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Social Media design not that social, according to new research

Social media like Facebook and Instagram are poorly designed for social interaction but are instead directed on finishing specific tasks, according to new research from Umeå University in the northern part of Sweden. This means that social media is designed in the same way that interaction designers are designing for communication between people and digital devices. The author of the doctoral thesis Aesthetics of Being Together, Christoffel Kuenen, suggests another approach to design that favours… Continue reading

Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning

“The greatest scientists are artists as well.” Albert Einstein said, and in addition, many great artists are also scientists, like Leonardo Da Vinci. In exploring a new project, scientific or artistic, both sides of the brain is required, logical thinking and artistic creativity are not opposites, but prerequisites to design and manage the project you are working with, in order to get an excellent outcome. However, in comparison to industrial society’s systemic thinking where the… Continue reading

Design Thinking for Publishing 4.0 – people-centred evolution

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 are improving human interaction where one of the main drivers is technology. Publishing is one of… Continue reading

Design Thinking and Scenario-based Learning

Talent development is one of the basic foundations and challenges to gain a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market. New findings within the field of cognitive learning theory show that current tools and methods actually work. Especially when they are combined in order to build a learning environment they become really effective. The keys to building an effective learning platform with current tools and methods are to Observe human experiences (Looking), to Analyze challenges and opportunities… Continue reading

Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood

The Learning Organisation and Design Thinking are two terms that are drivers of the Culture of Modern Organisations. This is a personalised and at the same time collaborative environment that boosts creativity and the general performance.  The general competence that is required to be successful is craftsmanship since the box that characterised the former century now is replaced with increasing complexity and openness. The open source movement works as a great role model for such… Continue reading

Leonardo Da Vinci’s five thousand sides and pages

Leonardo Da Vinci is most famous for his work as an artist and the so-called central perspective in this visual art form. In addition, his scientific experimentation with exciting discoveries and descriptions for the future is also widely known. Besides this, he was a distinguished musician, which was an area where he gained a lot of inspiration, not least to give his writing a new dimension and sides. In total, five thousand written pages are… Continue reading

Learning Design for kids and future skills

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION August 28 2018 future skills Skills development and learning design adapted for the digital society is to a large extent different from the 20th Century classroom and textbooks environment. Two reports from OECD and Nielsen Norman Group forms in this spirit solid stepping stones for the learning designer of the 21st Century. In the OECD report “The future of education and skills Education 2030 –… Continue reading

Improving Content Marketing by boosting Interactivity

A few months ago four short stories about content marketing were published in a series of five. However, the fifth story that was set to be a review of effective content marketing tools and services was never published. Since after exploring and testing several, no one seemed to meet our expectations. Instead, we turned the criteria for the evaluation into practice and now we are launching the first content marketing services. Where the service Interactive… Continue reading

Designing for the senses beyond visual

Designing an 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… Continue reading

PM of Singapore and the CEO of IDEO on Design Thinking to shape the World

eLearningworld News The old industrial society was built with systemic plans, labour division and growing mass markets with the one-size-fits-all concept. All of this has proven to be contra-productive in shaping the evolving digital society. In this spirit, and if we turn the outlook to find a workable method, we will find design thinking. Here follow two interesting perspectives of how to shape the society from the prerequisites of design thinking. In a speech at… Continue reading