Category Archives: content management

Working memory: recognizing our cognitive limits

Working memory and chunking – without understanding these vital concepts in human terms, we cannot design information systems interfaces that will work with people’s ability to retain only so much at one time in memory. If the interface does not … Continue reading

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Collaborative reasoning with a social strategy

In my previous posts on the value of mental and physical models, I suggested that it is the dialog that we create between these two types of reasoning that helps us tackle the discovery of what is novel and complex: … Continue reading

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The “How To” of Mental Representations

Isaac Bashevis Singer “Who knows?” Whether it is walking across the street or browsing Web sites on the Internet, we need to know “how” to do something to be able to successfully navigate and perform tasks. Of course, we can … Continue reading

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Rap Rocks Revolution: Social Protest Music in Social Media

Rayes Le Bled (Head of State) by El General On December 17, 2010, after police confiscated his vegetable cart, the self-immolation of a Tunisian street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi was a trigger that energized Tunisian youth to take to the … Continue reading

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This is how it will work – social media chases social crisis

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, Omar Amer (as ShababLibya for the LibyanYouthMovement) tweeted: “we will celebrate the free libya from the square in #tripoli this is how it will work #Libya #Feb17 (god willing).” If you were following the events … Continue reading

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Revolution 2.0 – Social Media for Social Change

On January 25, 2011, a social movement in Egypt led by young protesters moved to the streets and by February 11, a despotic regime fell and they continued their long journey on a path to securing human rights, social justice, … Continue reading

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#jan25

January 25 is an important day in Egypt’s history. On that date in 1952, when British troops stormed a police station where Egyptian police officers acting as commandos were holed up, a Free Officer Movement led to a revolt that … Continue reading

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Learner Experience (LX): A Virtuous Circle

Don’t be surprised by any uncertainty or cognitive dissonance in reading the title of this blog entry. I do not expect that invoking this phrase should cause immediate recognition of some existing discipline or perspective. Although “learner experience” as a … Continue reading

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Hick’s Law and the role of prior knowledge in choice

Rule-based reasoning plays an important role in interface design as it does in any science based discipline. One of the most commonly invoked rules related to navigation and menu selection is Hick’s Law. As it makes a case for simplicity, … Continue reading

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Wayfinding and the Camino

In my research and planning for walking the Camino de Santiago, I was comparing the various routes that lead through Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Aside from rainfall, temperature, and daylight hours, another factor for choosing a given route is … Continue reading

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