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Social Media design not that social, according to new research

Social media like Facebook and Instagram are poorly designed for social interaction but are instead directed on finishing specific tasks, according to new research from Umeå University in the northern part of Sweden. This means that social media is designed in the same way that interaction designers are designing for communication between people and digital devices. The author of the doctoral thesis Aesthetics of Being Together, Christoffel Kuenen, suggests another approach to design that favours… Continue reading

Content Marketing trends from Collaborative to Tech – Trend 2 of 5

Design thinking to target people and their needs To use a design thinking approach for your content marketing strategy means to meet your audience from their individual prerequisites. Data is here the goldmine both to get a hold of what works for already published content and how to improve it, and also to receive sensible intelligence for coming campaigns. However, data gives rarely the full picture of peoples rational- and emotional requirements, which calls for… Continue reading

“Making robots easier to live and work with”

eLearningworld News Leila Takayama is a leading researcher of robotics at University of California where her work is directed on the field of human-robot interaction. Takayama explains: “I’m interested in building robots that interact with people, that do things for people in their day-to-day lives, not just in factories and on battlefields.” Today, people in general has a very split opinion about robots, either we are intimidated by them or we have developed an emotional… Continue reading

Human interaction: Offline- and online interactivity in learning

Learning design is tech-neutral, which means even though the term was born in our tech-savvy digital age, it works equally good for offline traditional education. Since what you want to accomplish with your learning design is the best possible mix of interaction that works for all students. Patricia Santos writes in Clomedia.com: “If you’re not seeing high levels of learner engagement, skills transfer or business impact the first step toward a solution may be to… Continue reading

Latest News: Reinvention of authenticity in the digital age, new research from Stanford

eLearningworld News from US It is more authentic to listening to vinyl or sitting by a desk and writing with a pen on a paper in comparison with digital developments within the field is still a common view. The Stanford scholar Vanessa Chang’s research within this field of human interaction brings new perspectives. She says “We come to know the world through our movements. They embody our creativity, agency and subjectivity. As a site of… Continue reading