Category Archives: Transactive Content

Storyscaping

My colleague, David Robinson, works tirelessly to get me to tell stories. It’s not that I don’t want to. I spent forty years being a terminal analytic, just the facts, kind of presenter. I forget to step back and compose … Continue reading

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“We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

The buzz around badges is heating up in the educational environment. Whenever I hear badges, I immediately think of the old western movie where the hombre exclaims “We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.” Cathy Davidson has a thoughtful post on … Continue reading

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The Non-Linear or Layered eBook

As a life long and life wide software entrepreneur, I love building software systems. Well, to be truthful, I love doing the user research and design of the system. Once the system is designed, then it is just that small matter … Continue reading

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Sifteo Siftables – So Near, So Far

A couple of months ago, my user experience researcher daughter, Liz Shelly, sent me an email asking if I’d see the Sifteo Siftables.  She was walking to lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco and came across some Sifteo employees … Continue reading

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Duolingo – The Second Half of the Chessboard?

As a result of the mentoring I received from Russ Ackoff, I am fascinated more by really good questions than by the answers.  My colleague, Professor David Socha, pointed me to a Ted Talk by Luis von Ahn on “Massive-scale online collaboration“.  Luis is … Continue reading

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Mentoring Idea Stage Startups

One of the joys of teaching project based classes in Human Centered Design is encouraging the teams to explore building their product and starting a company to monetize the product.  This fall’s class project assignment was to research, design and … Continue reading

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Creating Jobs – Racing with Smart Machines

In this silly season of presidential politics and having to listen to the nightly shenanigans of both parties about how important jobs are with the cynical me knowing that none of them have a clue how to improve the job … Continue reading

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