Making Sense of Sensemaking

Dr. Brenda Dervin presented a lecture and workshop at University of Toronto’s KMDI, kicking off the Making Sense Of series led by professor Peter Pennefather, KMDI outreach director. Peter and I hosted Brenda as befitting this first session in a series of workshops on “how we make sense” in several different domains. What’s new is . . . → Read More: Making Sense of Sensemaking

Making Sense of Sensemaking with Dr. Brenda Dervin

Sense-making in Collaborative Practice: Can Media Design Support Sensemaking in Professional Practice Collaboration and Decision Making? This conversational workshop is designed as a “dialogue” between a panel of 5 question-askers and Dr. Brenda Dervin.

The framing for the conversation has been developed by the panelists. Through a series of questions and answers, Dr. Dervin will . . . → Read More: Making Sense of Sensemaking with Dr. Brenda Dervin

Collaborative Sensemaking & the Irreducible Burdens of Healthcare Information

Are EHRs (Electronic Health Records) Error Inducing Machines?

Thanks to Brady Anderson on the Design for Care community site who alerted us to Dr. Christine Sinsky’s “eNirvana – Are we There Yet?”

I believe we are “not yet there.”  As long as the Medicare specification known as “meaningful use “criteria ignores design, usability, and the . . . → Read More: Collaborative Sensemaking & the Irreducible Burdens of Healthcare Information

Dialogue is collectively making sense of things.

Design with Dialogue, our Toronto community of practice, is moving into its 20th month of regular sessions at OCAD’s Strategic Innovation Lab. Our new website shows current and upcoming events, and we’ll update the archives from the old site soon enough.

We are making new connections between dialogic group communication, design problem solving, facilitated consultation, . . . → Read More: Dialogue is collectively making sense of things.