If you design or evaluate things, why not share what you know with people who design and evaluate things for a living? I believe designers and evaluators need to talk more. I’ve argued that the conversation between design and evaluation is worth having. As both a professional designer and evaluator, my work is a reflection …
Literacy has many forms and art is one of the ways in which these forms come together and present some of the best opportunities for engaging diversity in complex social systems.
Although social media is all around us, there is a tendency to forget that it is still new and, in the case of public health, very new. What would / did our health communications system look like if it was designed for pamphlets instead of apps, door-to-door visits instead of Facebook, and libraries instead of websites? It might look a lot like today.
An increase in well-intentioned health and education groups are violating the etiquette of social media by sending unsolicited emails to people and the blowback that comes from that might be enough to derail the good health communication messages to come.
The iPad’s visual interface provides an opportunity to engage a whole group of people who are shut out of computing: namely those with low literacy levels. The ability to promote literacy and engagement may be true the killer app (delivery system).
Some say we have too much information, while I say: we haven’t seen anything yet. What happens when the remaining 70% of those not using social media get engaged and what does that mean for sense-making?
Libraries have an opportunity to advance literacy now as much as ever, but as some argue, the time has come to expand that mandate to helping people take the intellectual initiative.
The future of electronic communications may very well be tied to tools that enable adaptation and best share our narrative fragments, which is strangely the way we used to communicate.
How to make sense of information in a complex learning environment and why is it important? If we think about climate change, pandemic flu and other serious issues, we may come to the conclusion that this is among the most important topics we can devote time to.