Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 10, 2019

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

We´ve made it around to another Friday and the sounds of spring are starting to awake as I´m wrapping this up early this morning. I hope that whatever lies ahead of you today and this weekend brings you peace and happiness. Now it is off the gym for me to charge up for the weekend. Cheers!


Save Your Clients From Themselves

Is your job to give the client what they want or to make the client look good? Cathy Moore (@CatMoore) explains the difference and which side of that equation we should be on.

https://blog.cathy-moore.com/2019/05/save-your-clients-from-themselves/


Prior Knowledge Powers Performance, Learning

Patti Shank (@pattishank) digs into some recent research and the impact of prior knowledge, or what you already know, on performance, including decision making.

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/prior-knowledge-powers-performance-learning


Reducing Wasted Work Time

In this article, Conrad Gottfredson (@ConGott) talks about how performance support can help avoid the wasted time of traditional training events and time people spend trying to figure out how to do things for their job.

https://www.5momentsofneed.com/module/news.htm?newsId=8349


No Coding Required: Now Anyone Can Build a Custom Mobile App

If you’ve ever had even the most fleeting thoughts of building your own app (and even if you haven’t) you should check out how easy it is to do it with Glide App. Be sure not to miss the super creative examples whipped up by Owen Holt and Cath Ellis.

https://mike-taylor.org/2019/05/07/no-coding-required-now-anyone-can-build-a-custom-mobile-app/


Digital Work Retrospective

I found this conversation about what the Digital Workplace community has learned over the last 20+ years and speculating on what will come next quite informative. If you’re interested in upgrading the way your organization works, I think you will be too.

https://postshift.com/digital-workplace-retrospective-ps_salon-summary/


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

Books, Podcasts, Courses:

What I’m listening to:

Conference Roundup

Here’s a peek at the conference action for this week and next.

Looking for your next conference? I’ve recently updated my global collection of L&D events with new 2019 dates. Let me know if you see one I missed or have a new one to add.


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