Transformation design opportunity: US financial system

In our fields of practice (consulting, design, innovation) the “elephant in the room” that people ignore is that of the impact of the current market transformation of financial systems, large banks, and global investment banks. And mortgage packagers and guarantors. With AIG, we are seeing the implosion and bailout of the world’s largest insurer. . . . → Read More: Transformation design opportunity: US financial system

Valuing tech vs. valuing learning

When will the computer finally recede into the ubiquitous background as promised by Don Norman a decade ago? Instead, educational reform is grasping at technology as the innovation, bringing technology front and center, as you have pointed out here. But how do we expect students even younger than yours Sam, such as inner city high . . . → Read More: Valuing tech vs. valuing learning

Cognitive impacts of Google’s info hegemony

Referring to the prior post, the title was meant to provoke and reprieve the Atlantic article thesis. As with many technological aids to cognitive augmentation, the answer is “both” dumber and smarter.

Perhaps we are all still only in the first few years of a new media behavior, and like . . . → Read More: Cognitive impacts of Google’s info hegemony

Feeling dumber? Maybe it’s just Google-think.

Maybe it’s in the secret sauce?  In the last month, I’ve heard several commentaries on the notion that sustained use of Google is affecting our thinking processes. As if Google were the “bad television” of the 21st century, the meme apparently suggesting overuse of Google searching is dumbing us down because of our passive/receptive way . . . → Read More: Feeling dumber? Maybe it’s just Google-think.