I have always loved data. Daughter of an engineer, I am a strange combination of creative and analytical. Confronted by a problem, I start digging for information, facts, research, data . . . . But data is only as good as the design of the research that produced it--and there's a lot about human behavior … Continue reading Good Instructional Design Must Go Beyond Data
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Employers seeking people to work in communications, media and related fields often list "desired qualifications" that are unlikely to exist, and if they do, it's a toss up whether they will have the level of quality you are actually hoping for. My graphic design, illustration, and writing colleagues often lament this common problem when looking … Continue reading Are You Trying to Hire a Swiss Army Knife?
My father was a successful manufacturing executive who entered the computer industry back in it's early days. He was also a well-known troubleshooter, sent to take over manufacturing plants in trouble, to set up new plants, and close down nonproductive ones. But I really began to appreciate his knowledge as I watched him in retirement … Continue reading The Art of the Deceptively Simple Question