Topic 1: Questions that frame courses One course that I co-teach (and have taught for 15+ years) - MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge - really focuses on exploring two big questions: What do we mean by "knowledge" (in various organizational settings) and what is the role of technology in creating and sharing knowledge? The … Continue reading Random reflections – Feb. 3, 2022
Category: Digital workplace technology
Knowledge flows. Prototyping rules. Never leave beta. 
[I wrote this in 2012 for publication in a collection of essays. Reposting it here as a reminder to myself about the evolution of my thinking] "A life lesson," said one of my graduate students. I was leading a class discussion on using design methodology to create technology solutions for organizational knowledge sharing. Design methodology … Continue reading Knowledge flows. Prototyping rules. Never leave beta. 
Design must be communal. And we are all designers.
Let me tease out two ideas. Design is - must be - a communal practice. And many more of us are designers than we might believe. Together, these two ideas might change the way many of use view the work we do and our role in addressing issues of equity and justice. The inspiration for … Continue reading Design must be communal. And we are all designers.
Affordances and disaffordances in digital workplace technology
I am working out loud this academic quarter, a bit, in conjunction with two courses I co-teach with some amazing colleagues. What's coming together is some inspiration on the intersection of work we do in using and applying design practices - design thinking - and the work we do exploring organizational knowledge sharing, learning and … Continue reading Affordances and disaffordances in digital workplace technology
Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace
I set up a meeting with the leadership team of our department, to be held just about a month from now, to review my take on near and long-term trends in the social collaboration/social learning technology space. This is something we routinely do. We step back and look at trends as we review the mix … Continue reading Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace