The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 3, 2018

Mike Taylor Learning, Design & Technology

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Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert

nullAs I’m writing this from our London hotel, I think this Friday Finds newsletter has now gone international!? It has been a fantastic week here and today we are off to the continent to explore Amsterdam and Paris. Getting to chat with Jo Cook (@LightBulbJo)was a super cool kick-off for the entire affair. (I think you can see the jet lag in my face. I hope I don’t look like that all the time!? )

Designing Powerful User Experiences With Psychology

Joe Leech (@mrjoe) explains how psychology impacts user experience. Joe explains the frustrations people using our products face, and the things happening in their everyday lives and environment that can make interacting with our websites and applications difficult. He goes on to help us understand how we can design in a way to help these people rather than frustrate them.

Digital Psychology

Digital Psychology by Daniel Stefanovic (@danistefanovic) is a free library of psychological principles and examples for inspiration to enhance the customer experience and influence your user’s behavior.

How to introduce yourself so you’ll be unforgettable (in a good way!)

If you can move beyond the boring basics when you’re asked “What do you do?”, you’ll set yourself up for new relationships, opportunities and revelations says introduction expert Joanna Bloor (@JoannaBloor).

10 Principles for the Care and Feeding of Ideas

According to Doug Toft (@dougtoft), personal knowledge management (PKM) is all about answering a single question: How can we systematically capture ideas, refine them, and implement the most valuable ones? His answer to this question is one that resonates very loudly with me: “I want to learn continuously and create a body of work that benefits my audience.”

Once Upon a Digital Time

LinkedIn has teamed up with Brian Solis (@briansolis) to help you learn about telling genuinely compelling stories.

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

  • The Connected Learning Summit (@theCLSummit) is wrapping up today. You can peek in on the backchannel via #CLS2018
  • Looking for your next conference? Check my global collection of L&D events.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

  • Refresh – A fresh approach to the web browser
  • Headliner – Headliner is a free online video editing tool that includes a free selection of music to use in your projects as well as an integrated image and video search tool. Via Practical Ed Tech (@rmbyrne)


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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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