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Designing Information

Edward Tufte fans and design lovers, listen up. You’re going to want to add Joel Katz’s new book, Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design, to your wish list. Katz, an information designer who teaches at...

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Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile

Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices.

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Design for How People Learn

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way." ― Doris Lessing There’s a book that was released in the past year, Design for How People Learn, by Julie Dirksen,...

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Conquer Information Overload with Content Curation

How do you cope with information overload? A recent McKinsey study found that the average knowledge worker spends 28 hours each week writing emails, searching for information and collaborating with coworkers. The authors of the study suggest that when...

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Getting Uncomfortable with Creative Tension

It's been a few weeks since the ATD conference in Denver, and I've had a chance to reflect on the flood of new information and ideas that ensued. For me, the overriding refrain from the conference was "creative tension."

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Interview with Marcia Conner co-author of The New Social Learning

Social (adj.): Pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations; seeking or enjoying the companionship of others. Social learning, says Marcia Conner, one of the authors of The New Social Learning (with Tony Bingham, ATD Press,...

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Impressions from Bersin 2012

Three themes were brought home to the 400-plus attendees at Impact 2012, a conference presented by Bersin & Associates last month in St. Petersburg, Florida: Transform, Personalize, Glocalize. These themes were highlighted from the kickoff keynote by Josh Bersin...

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A 2012 Prediction That Will Come True

Interview with David Weinberger Why did you write 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? Weinberger: Actually, the book began as something...

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Games Make Communications Serious Fun

“In The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (HarperCollins, 2010), authors Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd note that several trends are combining to create the workplace of tomorrow. Currently, members of five distinct...

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The 2020 Workplace: Predictions for the Next Decade

Although the global economy is still down and unemployment is still up, the global talent shortage will be acute by 2020. This and other findings are revealed in The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s...