Design needs to work and sometimes boring is OK

That is not an entirely representative title of a post to summarise our conversation this week. Although some attendees may claim that we took this advice too seriously and caused a quieter conversation. (If you were there, do tell). We were gathered to discuss “Learning, design and Products”, the call for boring was a thread… Continue reading Design needs to work and sometimes boring is OK

10L: Sophie Costin

About Sophie Sophie has a proven track record of designing solutions that deliver real impact through behaviour change. Over the last 10 years she’s worked with some of the world’s largest companies, to help them define their learning needs and create interventions that help overcome them. With a background in learning consultancy and design, over the… Continue reading 10L: Sophie Costin

Learning, design and product: a conversation

On the 22nd of September, at 11.00 am, we are hosting a conversation about applying design to the development and management of products for learning. In this series of conversations, we have discussed product management and the crucial capabilities for a learning team. Design has been a thread throughout, hence the choice of topic for… Continue reading Learning, design and product: a conversation

We’re all digital now, yes?

So, one is visiting Learning Live over the coming two days. What is always an energising and interesting event will be layered with additional anticipation as we proceed through our COVID world. Being in the same space with that many people will be interesting in itself. I think we are all hoping for more than… Continue reading We’re all digital now, yes?

Stakeholders need transforming as much as digital does

I discovered this partly drafted post whilst looking for something today. It was started in late 2017. At that time digital transformation was the priority for organisations and was a source of great anxiety in the learning world (this does have a familiar ring to it). What with the pandemic and all, I think the… Continue reading Stakeholders need transforming as much as digital does

Virtual or real talent? Does it matter?

When I referenced this story (in last week’s newsletter) about Warner Music signing a virtual pop artist in China I did not expect a connection to EY to crop up. What might a software generated pop star have to do with a professional services firm? The record label exec, in the first story, does a… Continue reading Virtual or real talent? Does it matter?

The old school (digital) hub

“Digital Hub”. The name struck me on a recent webinar. Again. Reference in the chat was made to webinar resources available on “our Digital Hub”. A real name, in upper case. I’m not sure that metaphors make good product names. I have made and helped make a number of digital hubs in my time. I… Continue reading The old school (digital) hub

10L: Viv Cole

About Viv Viv is an experienced coach, consultant and learning designer and consultant. He is constantly curious about what makes different people and organisations tick. A former Training Manager at Deloitte, in the days when it was called training, Viv has surfed the wave of learning blends becoming ever more digital. He has freelanced for… Continue reading 10L: Viv Cole