what material design taught me

i mentioned a flow experiment in my previous post. i’d like to share the thinking… well, just because?! let me say truthfully, it’s not that i’m all super savvy about styles of design, but the little i’ve read every now and again still turned out to be helpful for generating ideas. so here it is.…

an experiment in flow

recently i had cause to read mihalyi csikzentmihalyi’s book on the psychology of flow. i was struck by the acuity of his observations as i was the previous times i had read about his concept. i have to mention right at the start this one huge aspect. while he doesn’t dwell on it in the…

defending design from rapid authoring tools

i feel so strongly that we shouldn’t design from a focus that starts with tools, particularly rapid authoring tools. here’s a breakdown of reasons why i think this is a cardinal no-no for instructional design. distorted design purpose at best, total lack of clarity at worst what is the point of the design? is it…

elearning and levels of design

i was deeply dissatisfied with what could pass as a high fidelity course, so i had cobbled this together. more than for classifying a design/course i used it as a reminder at the beginning of projects to remind myself of what i should try to do. jus’ sharing it here in case it’s of use…

cognitive sequence for advanced learning

i had recently mentioned doing a reading experiment. during the experiment, in the process of watching myself think and learn, i had this notion – like many IDs – of how bloom’s taxonomy is far from infallible. while i deeply love the clarity of thought and the framework the man proposed where there was initially…