Category: trends

Chronotechnology

In the world of medicine, I’ve been reading a lot about The Science of Chronobiology: Chronobiology refers to the process by which organisms time physiology and behavior, so that everything takes place in a rhythmic fashion — Amita Sehgal, 2013 … Continue reading 

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Contextual Approaches to Student Experience

I remember reading about 5 years ago (long enough to render the notion obsolete by today’s standards of evolution), that “content is king.”  As I find myself writing a paper about the differences between Eastern and Western medical perspectives, it … Continue reading 

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The Laws of Subtraction

At an undergraduate focus group in 2010, we once asked students the best way to communicate with them since that seems to be an ongoing dilemma not only for the Student Experience group but for other groups at the university … Continue reading 

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Consumerization of I.T.

I just read an article in Campus Technology questioning whether The Consumerization of I.T. is a pendulum or a wrecking ball? Smartphones, affordable software, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, social media … the burgeoning consumer tech-market is creating new challenges for higher … Continue reading 

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Taking Control

I don’t remember what an IT organization was like “back in the day” and I don’t have a clue what an IT organization would due during times of smooth sailing — everyone uses the same software, same operating system, same … Continue reading 

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Integration Nation

This morning in the Campus Technology magazine, I read the story of Gene, the established CIO of a sizable IT organization at a top 100 university, and his quest for building a new vision for IT. I was pleased that … Continue reading 

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Changing at the Speed of Light

How does one keep up with the accelerated pace of society?  If you find out, let me know.  Until then, I just keep educating myself and immersing myself in the trends.  We used to turn to history to teach us … Continue reading 

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Metaphorical Tensions

Metaphors fascinate me – particularly the kind that are inextricably interwoven into our society that we forget that they are metaphors, and we forget their origins.  If a great maestro transformed our culture into a symphony, the metaphors would be … Continue reading 

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Tell Me What to Do: User Interface Lessons

As we move into the Age of Mass Customization, or so it seems, I often wonder how the exponential proliferation in the number of daily choices presented to us will impact our cognitive load.  I always find myself coming back … Continue reading 

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Simply Complicated or Complicated Simplicity?

It’s debatable that complicating simplicity might be one of our favorite human past times.  We fabricate stories around rather simple situations – but the fact remains that making decisions can often times be simply complicated. I was inspired to go … Continue reading 

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