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Sketching at Work - A Guide to Visual Problem Solving and Communication. 10 techniques for an effective ‘call to action’ Design: The estimated time to read this article is 7 minutes Jeff from Brighton recently wrote to me asking: Occasionally I hear you talk about the importance of having a call to action on the show but you never go into much depth. Institute of Design at Stanford. Tips: Prototyping’s Resurgence – Communicating the Designer’s Intent. By Jared Spool March 8th, 2012 Imagine two designers.

tips: Prototyping’s Resurgence – Communicating the Designer’s Intent

One is really imaginative and inventive, but hasn’t spent any time learning how to use any of the prototyping tools available today. The other has mastered multiple prototyping techniques quite proficiently, but isn’t particularly imaginative or inventive. Which one would more likely produce a portfolio of great designs over time? The prototyper has the advantage of quick iterations on their side. In today’s UIEtips, I explore how prototyping is coming back as an important design tool. Read today’s article: Prototyping’s Resurgence – Communicating the Designer’s Intent At our April UX Immersion Conference, Dave McFarland has put together a full-day workshop to help any designer learn to become proficient using JavaScript and jQuery, two of today’s most powerful prototyping tools. E-learning & Multimedia Journalism Examples. The Fundamental Elements of Design The Fundamental Elements of Design View the animated infographic View the interactive example → Take Google Maps Indoors Take Google Maps Indoors Lost indoors?

E-learning & Multimedia Journalism Examples

Take Google Maps on your Android phone to select airports, malls, and retail stores to get floor layouts and […] View the interactive example → Batteries Included Batteries Included View the infographic View the interactive example → Rapid Sims & Games Creation. 4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling. Layla Revis is vice president of digital influence at Ogilvy PR Worldwide.

4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling

Her specialties include international affairs, tourism and multicultural marketing. In 2011, Sundance Film Festival created The New Frontier Story Lab, an initiative created to foster the development of a new style of media production. As media began to depart from traditional, linear films intended for a passive audience, the launch represented an innovative new era in entertainment. The QR Code Church Bookstore. QR Codes have been around for a while and people are continually coming up with new ways of using them.

The QR Code Church Bookstore

As you may have see on ChurchMag, one grocery store chain in South Korea has done just that. In an attempt to increase market share without adding new storefronts, Tesco unveiled a virtual storefront in subway stations, using QR codes as a means of shopping. Customers scan the codes using their smartphones, pay online using a credit card, and enjoy having the products shipped directly to their homes by Tesco! The Contexts We Make. I’ve been presenting on this topic for quite a while.

The Contexts We Make

It’s officially an obsession. And I’m happy to say there’s actually a lot of attention being paid to context lately, and that is a good thing. But it’s mainly from the perspective of designing for existing contexts in the world, and accommodating or responding appropriately to them. Why Tablet Publishing Is Poised to Revolutionize Higher Education. Trevor Bailey is director of worldwide education at Adobe Systems, and leads the programs and strategies that make Adobe products easily available to education institutions.

Why Tablet Publishing Is Poised to Revolutionize Higher Education

Today, only 57% of students who attend college in the U.S. actually graduate. The country ranks 12th among 36 developed countries. President Obama’s administration has a stated goal for the U.S.: Take the lead in higher education completion rates by 2020. To accomplish this aim, Obama notes the need to foster critical thinking, champion problem solving and employ innovative knowledge to prepare students for college and careers. Computer Science: Free Courses. Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It.

Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Inkling “There is no future of the digital book — not the way we envision it today,” said Matt MacInnis, the founder and CEO of Inkling, the San Francisco startup that’s re-conceptualizing books for the digital realm.

Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It

He’s right. Tablets and e-readers are unraveling the publishing industry as it’s existed until now. More than 12 percent of American adults owned an e-reader as of May, according to a Pew study, and 8 percent owned tablets. Instructional Design. EduTech Wiki.

Instructional Design Models. Instructional Design Models Models, like myths and metaphors, help us to make sense of our world.

Instructional Design Models

Whether derived from whim or from serious research, a model offers its user a means of comprehending an otherwise incomprehensible problem. An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. Models help us to visualize the problem, to break it down into discrete, manageable units. The value of a specific model is determined within the context of use. IDKB - Models/Theories. Learning happens when a correct response is demonstrated following the presentation of a specific environmental stimulus Learning can be detected by observing an organism over a period of time Emphasis is on observable and measurable behaviors.

IDKB - Models/Theories

IDD Portfolio Management Site. Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology. Watch Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century Online. Learning, Design, & Technology Studio.