Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

I’ve quoted Richard Buchanan previously in a definition of Design Thinking as “the integration of signs, things, actions and environments that addresses the concrete needs and values of people in diverse circumstances.” Design Thinking offers a set of tools to make sense of “wicked problems” and mysteries, and in this post I attempt to narrate […]

My Process for Presentations

Over the last couple of years, I’ve delivered a number of presentations. I am a huge skeptic of my own presentations, but I get asked about my process by many people who really like them.  This is my effort at trying to explain what I do (not necessarily defend it). Most of the presentations I’ve […]

How I Roll: Ideation

I’d like to peel back the curtain a bit on how I do about producing ideas. As I tend to be a creature of habit, I tend to participate in certain rituals that result in new projects, new writing or new directions for existing efforts. I make the act of Ideation a pretty enjoyable habit […]

What are the risks of starting an internal community without thinking through effective community management? [Quora]

The question on Quora is expanded to ask: When launching an internal community platform, it’s often quite tempting to get lost in the technology implementation. Now it’s definitely quite important to provide an attractive first release of collabware, but what role does community management play in making the roll out effective? Or is community management […]