Design and innovation capabilities within organisations

  • Micro-roles & open innovation March 1, 2018 The design moral of this story: the assumption that we can ‘crowdsource’ design innovations, and their development through ideation practices, needs a greater level of sociological sophistication regarding the meshwork of formal and informal roles required to make it work; using a simple set of recognisable archetypes, and supporting people to reflect on their actions ...

Learning activity and course design

  • Experiments in holistic learning design March 1, 2018 The design moral of this story is: create prototypes that explore the potential of the available platforms, and look for elegant simplifiers to provide continual shared base-lines to the experience throughout. In this long article I want to give you an insight into a design process in action, part way through. I’ve taken on something quite ...

Technology enhanced learning

  • Experiments in holistic learning design March 1, 2018 The design moral of this story is: create prototypes that explore the potential of the available platforms, and look for elegant simplifiers to provide continual shared base-lines to the experience throughout. In this long article I want to give you an insight into a design process in action, part way through. I’ve taken on something quite ...
  • Curated VR with Limina Immersive March 1, 2018
    The design moral of this story: create experiences that work for real people, rather than serving the needs of the tech industry.
    This is a great case study of designerly entrepreneurs, with a long-term vision, and a commitment to values-led designing. The team at VR event experts Limina Immersive are real design heroes, working to quite literally save the world (from VR being dominated by the wrong kind of culture). Here's why, with an account of what they are trying to avoid, how they are a lesson in effective design innovation, and a review of one of their events (at the Warwick Arts Centre) and its three well chosen VR experiences. As you can see from the photo above, the results are elegant, beautiful, and simple - with the ugly complexity of the technology well hidden from view.

University learning spaces

  • Experiments in holistic learning design March 1, 2018 The design moral of this story is: create prototypes that explore the potential of the available platforms, and look for elegant simplifiers to provide continual shared base-lines to the experience throughout. In this long article I want to give you an insight into a design process in action, part way through. I’ve taken on something quite ...

Museum learning spaces

  • The Etches Collection March 3, 2018 The design moral of this story: simple and beautiful design works well to clearly frame a good story and then to give it plenty of depth for further exploration. Like many families, we love palaeontology. And the Jurassic Coast, concentrated in the southern English county of Dorset, is one of the world’s best places to go ...