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Completely swamped with projects now. Missed bloging, reading, reflecting. Manage to squeeze out couple of hours today to speed read everything. In one post trying to consolidate all. I know, I know it’s not blogging etiquette. But…

Resources

D. Keith Robinson posted a comprehensive list of “A Rant and A Few Resources For The Well Rounded Web Craftsman”, a must read for all of us.
Design, accessibility, Web standards, ROI, people, aesthetics, usability, CSS, information architecture, content and the rest are all-valuable and deserve attention.

Nick Wreden wrote a nice article on 10 Rules for Corporate Blogs and Wikis, also complete the loop by following the link to his blogpost The Corporate Weblog Manifesto.

AIfIA has just released a new Information Architecture Library, which links to a pile of information architecture resources. (thanks: Column Two)

James Kirk and Robert Belovics pointed us to great resources for game based learning in a learning circuits article.

Stories

David Wiley told us a nice story about “The Polo Parable

The moral of the story is that the concatenation of English words “move my class online” is perhaps the most preposterous sequence of syllables ever to escape the mouth. And yet we all unconsciously fall prey to the subtle wiles of the siren’s song – “just do what you always did… those tried and true techniques you have battle tested in the classroom will serve you well online … trust what you know… do what you have always done… that’s the responsible thing to do.” Imagining that classroom teaching techniques can be successful transplanted into an online environment is even more ridiculous than assuming that the water polo play book will, unaltered, lead to a winning polo season on horseback.

Yesterday, Maish pointed us to a great site, storyatwork.com, resources for storytelling in organizations. Need to spend some time, there are plenty of stuff there.

David Pollard posted a interesting article: a story is like a gift
To quote –
Good stories, like good gifts, seem to have one or more of five qualities:
Evocative – they provoke a profound intellectual, emotional, or sensual response.
Transporting — they ‘carry the recipient’ to another place, another time, by imagery or memory or resonance
Persuasive – they cause a fundamental shift in thinking or perception
Memorable — they leave something behind that the recipient will hold for a long time
Useful — they make something the recipient needs to do easier, faster, or more pleasurable

Lets stop now, and get back to work.

Written by anol

April 23rd, 2004 at 11:53 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

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