Managing Innovative Thinking + Design

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Designing Interactions

Designing Interactions
Creating a Culture of Design Research
Eric Zimmerman
Final Draft: July 8, 2003
Download Chapter 3 – From the Desk to the Palm
Download the interviews:
· John Ellenby (28MB)
· Jeff Hawkins (32MB)
· Bert Keely (32MB)
· Rob Haitani (32MB)
· Dennis Boyle (30MB)
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Monday, October 23, 2006

Learning 2006

  • Learning 2006
    The Learning Event for Learning Professionals
    Learning 2006 - Free PodCasts & Video

    l Ken Blanchard on Leadership: Podcast, Audio & Transcript
    MP3 File
    To read the text transcript of this interview, click here for the PDF file.

  • l Mind Mapping: Productivity and Collaboration
    CEO of Mindjet Corporation Robert Gordon discusses the theory of mind mapping as a means to making people's thought processes more productive. The maps are a way of both recording and storing information as well as evolving information during a design process. Mindjet's software's compatibility with Microsoft programs like PowerPoint and Word make it extremely efficient.
    MP3 File
    To read the text transcript of this interview, click here for the PDF file.

Click here to download the complete 84 page Program Guide to start your Learning 2006 experience planning.

You and your team members are invited to participate in Learning 2006, a unique event focused on the challenge of Learning in a "Flatter" World.
Hosted by our Learning CONSORTIUM and co-hosted by ASTD, this event is designed to "walk the talk" of new approaches to learning. Our Content, Activities, Technologies, Social Networks and Learning Processes are active and dynamic examples of how learning is evolving.

Theme: Learning in a Flatter World - Faster, Flexible, Global, Informal, Compliance, Impact

Content: Compliance, Competencies, Content Management, Pod Casting, LMS & LCMS Effectiveness, Rapid Learning Design, Evaluation & Metrics, The Business of Learning, NextGen Workers, e-Learning Excellence, Human Capital Management, Informal Learning, Classroom Revitalized, Learning Outsourcing, Retention, On-Boarding, Talent Management, Learning Careers, The Wisdom of the Crowds (Blogs & Wikis), Performance Support, Shared Services, ROI & Impact Objectives, Strategy and Business Alignment.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006



Since inception, a number of impressive companies have been recipients of the Award:
- Merck & Company
- Hewlett - Packard
- Advanced Cardiovascular Systems - Guidant Corporation
- Harris Corporation, Broadcast Division
- New Pig Corporation
- Safety Kleen Corporation
- Keithley Corporation
- Marriott Lodging Group
- Apple Computer
- Nabisco Biscuit Company
- Nordic Track
- Bausch & Lomb, Eyewear Division
- Chrysler Corporation
- Welch Allyn
- Fluke Corporation
- Pepsi-Cola Company
- Senco Products, Inc.
- Eastman Kodak
- Herman Miller
- 3Com (US Robotics)
- Cincinnati Milacron - Machine Tool Group
- Maytag Corporation
- Rockwell Collins
- Hunter Douglas
- BMW Group AG (click here for conference award presentation - 3.4 MB download)
- Teknion (click here for conference award presentation - 6.0 MB download)
- Harley Davidson Motor Company (click here for presentation - 700 KB download)
- Dow Chemical Polyolefins and Elastomers (click here for presentation - 340 KB download)
- Affymetrix Inc.
- Air Force Laboratory
- djOrthopedics
- Nextel Communications / Sprint

All of the Award recipients have participated in our annual conference, providing valuable insights for the organization and its members.

Monday, October 16, 2006

What is Design Research

What is Design Research

[PDF] Competing By Design

[PDF] Creating a Corporate Partnership: Carnegie Mellon & Whirlpool

What is design research? Obviously this question has many answers. Not only because these types of questions (quidditas) are difficult ones, but also because we can mean very different things. It can be research about design practice, ...

Lexxe Search Engine: [Q] what is design research? [A] Design research emerged as a recognisable discipline.

What is Research

What is Research
research for beginners
What is Research?
Research: careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles.
[Webster’s New World Dictionary]

[PDF] What is Research Impact? How to Assess it?

[PDF] A Newcomers’ Guide to Market and Social Research A. What is research?

[PDF] What is research in engineering design? - Research in Engineering ...

[PDF] What is research? No. 3

[PDF] What is research?

What is research, design and development? Business Link

UCSF Office of Research - New Investigator Quick Guide - What is ...

[PDF] research and innovation research? definitions of research types of ...
Preparing a Research Funding Proposal (Issue #10, February 2005)
Evaluation in Logic Model (Issue #9, August 2004)
Logic Model (Issue #8, April 2004)
Quantitative data analysis (Issue #7, August 2003)
Study design (Issue #6, March 2003)
What is qualitative research? (Issue #5, December 2002)
Reviewing the Literature (Issue #4, October 2002)
How to Formulate a Research Question (Issue #3, August 2002)
What is Evaluation? (Issue #2, May 2002)
What is Research? (Issue #1, March 2002)

A brief and simple fact sheet series about research. Compiled by the University of New South Wales as part of the NSW Primary Health Care Research Capacity Building Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
What is research?

To understand how a research-minded perspective can help you in your work it is worth first of all being reminded of what research actually is.
Research can be broadly defined as:

a form of systematic enquiry that contributes to knowledge.

There are many ways to classify or categorise research, e.g. by academic discipline, method of data collection or purpose. More often research is separated into pure or academic research and applied research. This polarisation can be unhelpful, particularly in social work and social care research where the relationship between research, practice and theory development (new knowledge) is a more dynamic one with each dimension usefully informing the others.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Academic Design Research

Academic Design Research
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[PDF] Investigating Design: A Review of Forty Years of Design Research

[PDF] Design/Science/Research: Developing a Discipline

[PDF] Nature of Research

[PDF] Desire of Design Knowledge

[PDF] What Is Design in the Context of Human-Centered Computing?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Design Research

Design Studies: electronic resources

Goldsmiths College, University of London


[PDF] New Design Research: Leading or Following?

[PDF] Designerly thinking: what software methodology can learn from ...

[PDF] How the Brain ExperiencesArchitecture

C2T Design

Materials: art-practice research links

[PDF] Educating the Design Researcher: Reflections on the Development of ...

IDblog: Design Research News

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Meaningful Experiences

Meaningful Experiences

Meaningful Experiences

By Albert Boswijk , Thomas Thijssen and Ed Peelen
The European Centre for the Experience Economy, The Netherlands

The main questions we will discuss in the sections of this paper are:
1) What is the nature of human experience?
2) What is the process of creating meaning?
3) What are the characteristics of meaningful experiences?
4) What are the starting points in bringing about meaningful experiences?
5) What are the design principles of meaningful experiences
6)What are the stages in designing and developing meaningful experiences?
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Gids voor persoonlijk ondernemen en innovatie
by Thomas Thijssen
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Design Trends II

Design Trends II

[PDF] Consumption, Packaging, Design Trends

[PDF] Toward Design Technology in 2020: Trends, Issues, and Challenges

Design Trends Report (PDF)

[PDF] Culture Trends for Contemporary Design in the 21st Century