Monthly Archives: January 2012

Life Goes On

As I was watching an episode of Body of Proof, the main character, Megan Hunt, in comforting the wife of a policeman who was killed in the episode shared this quote from the poet Thomas Campbell: “To live in hearts we … Continue reading

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Looking Out my Window

On a grey winter day, it is the little things in life that make a difference in the dreary Northwest.  As I was heads down focusing on my virtual screen to the world, I looked up and there was an … Continue reading

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Hassle Maps and Theory of Constraints

In the midst of teaching my human centered design course last fall, I came across Adrian Slywotzkys latest book Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want it.  I was delighted to find his discussion of the use … Continue reading

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The Cricket

After an intense weekend of group process at a McCarthy bootcamp, I wanted to spend some time reflecting on the process and the insights.  As part of searching while “On the way to Somewhere Else” to aid those reflections, I … Continue reading

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Bootcamping with the McCarthys

I am spending the weekend getting booted at a McCarthys bootcamp sponsored by my colleague, Professor David Socha at UW Bothell.  It is an exciting way to learn new things about myself and to meet a wonderful collection of students, … Continue reading

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Orbiting the Giant Hairball

It’s been one of those weeks.  Today, feels like the wonderful image from a book by Gordon MacKenzie called Orbiting the Giant Hairball:  A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace.  Too many projects and too many new and wonderful … Continue reading

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The Future of Higher Education – MLA Seattle

Action driving tweets – who knew that such few characters of text could drive action that leads to engaging learning. A few days ago, Cathy Davidson tweeted that she was headed to Seattle, WA to the Modern Language Association Conference … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Content with Context, Human Centered Design, Idealized Design, Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management, Learning, University, User Experience, WUKID | 6 Comments

Don Norman would be proud

Don Norman is a delightful professorial curmudgeon who collects and publishes examples of good and bad design in books like The Design of Everyday Things and Living with Complexity. On my walk through the Seattle Ferry terminal yesterday I finally took … Continue reading

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Say What – human cloud?

You know you are getting old when you mis-hear something that leads to more interesting that what was actually said. I sat in on Professor David Socha‘s class on “Evidence Based Design” for MSCSS students at UW Bothell last evening. … Continue reading

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The Four Boxes of Knowing

While reading David Weinberger’s latest book Too Big To Know:  Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room, I was reminded of the Four Boxes of Knowing. … Continue reading

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