People communicate differently online, so we can’t ignore the possibility that relationships forged in this space will be fundamentally different. Since trust and integrity form such an important foundation for how we work, we should strive to understand these dynamics better. Press play to listen to the full podcast. Read the rest of this entry »
I went out walking in the snowy forest yesterday. I love getting out when it’s like this, just a wide expanse of heathland with a fresh carpet of snow. Usually you have to pick your way across this carefully, finding a path, avoiding the boggy patches and crunching your way over twigs, leaves, dried heather and the occasional rabbit hole. But in the snow, it’s all level; it’s frozen, fresh, clean. You can forge your own track on the clean sheet in front of you.
It got me thinking about clarity: about how we get caught up in deep reflection, trying new techniques, new technologies, how we clutter up our environment and mindset with analysis and thoughts. It made me want to start Monday morning going back to the roots of good design, taking a simple view of how to create an engaging piece of e-learning. Read the rest of this entry »