Mixed Reality (MR) Update

via Mixed Reality will be most important tech of 2017

A hybrid of both AR and VR, Mixed Reality (MR) is far more advanced than Virtual Reality because it combines the use of several types of technologies including sensors, advanced optics and next gen computing power. All of this technology bundled into a single device will provide the user with the capability to overlay augmented holographic digital content into your real-time space

Microsoft Hololens demo video

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)

An extension of Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are a potentially powerful way individuals and groups can map information and knowledge sources. PLEs can work for individuals, in terms of managing professional development, and for teams developing common practices.

Back on 18 November, Frances Di Lauro organised a talk at The Writing Hub, by 2 US academics (David Bolton, professor of educational research, statistics, and measurement at West Chester University and Maria Northcote, Director of the Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at Avondale College)). A large part of the workshop covered the idea of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). You can see the whole paper at http://2016conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/ascilite2016_bolton_full.pdf

The image below is less the PLE environment discussed at the November seminar, more something that I thought would be useful way of interpreting it (and of  course, someone already had – PLEs)


A design for life. IDEO ‘Leading for creativity’ resources

Apple on design

Tim Brown TEDx 2009

‘Design is getting big again’

‘Start with humans’

‘Build to think… and Prototype’

Participation as the goal, not consumption

Design participatory systems – theme for design and the economy

10.46 example of Kaiser Permanente where nurses changes their shift changeover practices, so instead of doing a handover at the nursing station, they did it in front of the patient, increasing patient confidence and reducing time away from the patient

Focus on systems to get a bigger impact

d.school demo – one hour design challenge


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