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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. I recognise the importance of having a call to action but how do I encourage users to complete them? Having an effective call to action is an essential part of any website. A call to action provides… D.school: 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

E-learning & Multimedia Journalism Examples. The Fundamental Elements of Design The Fundamental Elements of Design View the animated infographic View the interactive example →

E-learning & Multimedia Journalism Examples

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 New Frontier Story Lab helped many an interactive narrative come to life. Each of these productions features multiple points of entry across platforms and employs technologies such as facial recognition, augmented reality, geo-location, motion sensors, data visualization and the entire toolset of social and mobile platforms.

President of the National Film Board of Canada, Tom Perlmutter's multi-platform interactive productions have also been revolutionizing transmedia. 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. For example, the ubicomp community has been researching this issue for many years — if computing is no longer tied to a few discrete devices and is essentially happening everywhere, in all sorts of parts of our environment, how can we make sure it responds in relevant, even considerate ways to its users? Likewise, the mobile community has been abuzz about the context of particular devices, and how to design code and UI that shapes the experience based on the device’s form factor, and how to balance the strengths of native apps vs web apps.

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.

Technical literacy and strong learning engagement are two important paths toward boosting college graduation rates and better preparing students for lifelong career success. Better Study Habits and Performance With Tablets Market intelligence firm IDC projects worldwide shipments of more than 70 million tablets in 2012, up from 17 million in 2010. Computer Science: Free Courses. Advertisement Get free Computer Science courses online from the world's leading universities.

Computer Science: Free Courses

You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. For more online courses, visit our complete collection, 1,250 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. 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.

Instructional Design Models

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