Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert
As 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 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.
- 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.
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)
- Clark Quinn (@Quinnovator) has assembled a great reading list for learning pros. I’ll bet you’ll find at least one, and probably more, that you’ll want to read.
What I’m listening too
- While I’m here, I feel like I’ve got to tune in to something British, so I’ve settled on this bloke from West Yorkshire, Ed Sheeran. Maybe you’ve heard of him?
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