Op-Eds From the Future: Business School Students Predict Tomorrow’s Headlines | ideo.com
Design fiction is one of the tools the students learn to prototype the future of business. Designers often use this strategy to help stakeholders envision divergent scenarios for their organization in the context of uncertainty. We asked the students to consider the forces at play in today’s fast-changing society, such as artificial intelligence and decentralized governance models, and write a story about the future. Zooming out of this aspirational story, they mapped out what would have to be true from a technological and business standpoint to bring positive aspects of that future to fruition, while calling attention to factors or decisions that could negatively impact our world years from now. At its core, design fiction is a strategic exercise that connects the dots between vision and execution, transitioning teams from imagining the future to taking action.
Christy Dena's Field Notes From Earth » ARG Design Charts
Christy Dena's Field Notes From Earth » Narrative Design Methods: The Journey Chart
The Journey Chart is an overview of the different elements of a project juxtaposed to show how they work together over the duration of the player/audience/reader experience. I’m sharing the Journey Chart Method because I’ve found it to be a nifty way to externalise, discover, inspire, unify, direct, and communicate the various elements of a project and how they are all connected.
Making a New Reality: A Toolkit for Inclusive Media Futures
Why is it important to make sure that emerging media and communications technologies are created by people from a wide variety of backgrounds and identities? The media we consume has an enormous impact on our perception of reality. With this toolkit, we are trying to achieve something that humans have not yet achieved in the history of mass media — fair and equitable representation of the world’s stories and images.
The eLearning Guild: Community & Resources for eLearning Professionals
Want to Know a Secret? Your Customers Do. | CXL
Communicating Complexity in the Humanitarian Sector
We realized we were using insider language to describe innovation (as exemplified by internal blog post titles like “Using GIS Technology to Map Shelter Allocation in Azraq Refugee Camp”), rather than communicating what innovation looks like and the benefits it would bring to UNHCR staff (for example, “How UNHCR Used Creativity to Improve Journalistic Accuracy and Collaboration, One Step at a Time”). So, we hit the reset button and asked ourselves these four questions before crafting our internal communications strategy: What do we want to change? What do we want to be true that isn’t true right now? Whose behavior change is necessary to making that happen? Who has to do something (or stop doing something) they’re not doing now for us to achieve that goal? (This is about targeting a narrowly defined audience whose action or behavioral change is fundamental to your goal.) What would that individual or group believe if they took that action? In other words, what does that narrowly defined audience care about most, and how can we include that in our messages? How will we get that message in front of them? Where are their eyes?
Unsticking Stuck Mental Models: Adventures in Systems Change
Verywell's tool can help you talk to a vaccine skeptic
A Guide to Hope-Based Communications | OpenGlobalRights
Also see author's org: https://www.hope-based.com/ 5 shifts: 1) Fear to hope 2) Against to for 3) Problem to solution 4) Threat to opportunity 5) Victims to heroes
Play your way to impact with a new media engagement strategy game | MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS
How to Build a Strategic Narrative
Schultz writes: “Starbucks’ coffee is exceptional, yes, but emotional connection is our true value proposition. Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. It is a people company that serves coffee.”
People love learning but hate training | Robert Pratten | LinkedIn
"Real-world personalized training is the key to engagement Our key to learner engagement has been the use of real-life stories told in real-life places. This strengthens relevance and motivation and demonstrates actual on-the-job benefits. Secondly we use interactive, branching narratives that show learners the consequences of their decisions – intrinsically motivating them through autonomy and providing multiple learning pathways. Third and finally our participatory experiences focus on doing rather than just knowing – making the learner an active player in their own personalized learning journey."