Professional Communication
9.7K views | +2 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Rosário Durão
onto Professional Communication
Scoop.it!

The Architecture of Understanding -

The Architecture of Understanding - | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Speaker: Peter MorvillePeter Morville's User Experience Honeycomb, one of the most popular visuals in...
more...
No comment yet.
Professional Communication
Magazine on communication related to work and civic activity.
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Knowmads, Infocology of the future
Scoop.it!

Ray Kurzweil: To Merge With Technology Is to Enhance Our Humanity

Ray Kurzweil: To Merge With Technology Is to Enhance Our Humanity | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Technological shifts outpace our awareness of them. While we're busy with our day-to-day lives—getting a new smartphone or downloading the next updates—we often don't notice how these incremental changes shape our relationship with technology. According to Ray Kurzweil, this trend will continue as we become more closely integrated with the tech around us.

“At some point, we’ll be literally a hybrid of biological and nonbiological thinking, but it's a gradual transition,” Kurzweil says.

Instead of happening overnight, he predicts we’ll steadily enhance ourselves using technology, not by replacing the parts that make us human but by building on them over time.

One of the biggest concerns people express about this idea is the fear of losing one’s body or mind in the process—that we’ll become less and less human in the future.

“I don’t want to give that up. I’m not talking about giving things up,” Kurzweil says. “I’m talking about enhancing our experience and our bodies and our brains.”

He likens this process to what happens as we grow and change through life. At what point do we cease to be our "old selves" and become our "new selves"? There isn’t a clear line. We change and grow incrementally. And day to day, those incremental changes aren’t obvious.

“You’re not the same person you were when you were four years old—where is that four-year-old girl? Is she gone, should we mourn her? Well, no, she’s contained in you. You’ve enhanced yourself to become who you are today,” Kurzweil argues.

One thing is clear: Most of us rarely go a day without technology. What do you think will happen in the coming years? Will we become even more closely tied to our tools? Should we?

Via Wildcat2030
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die. So we turned to sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School — to find out what he does to ensure a good night's sleep every single night. 

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 28, 2:49 AM

Are you tossing and turning at night?

Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency

6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Here is a great list of useful videos for helping you in your continuing quest of teaching Media Fluency to your digital students.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, Today, 4:47 AM
So much here that is great to use in the classroom if we want students to be critical users rather than uncritical end users.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from New Customer - Passenger Experience
Scoop.it!

Why We All Need Design Thinking

Why We All Need Design Thinking | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Rather than being a creative activity, problem-solving sessions for many businesses are nothing more than an exercise in analytics.


Via Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein
more...
Astrid F. Kowlessar's curator insight, July 25, 8:10 PM

By meeting customer needs through creative problem solving, technological possibilities, and consumer-based strategies, it's possible for any company in any industry to excel.

 

Here are key reasons you need to consider Design Thinking:

 

Design Thinkers Are Problem Solvers

Design Thinking Leads To Innovation

Leaders Should Be Design Thinkers

Cross-Functional Training Leads To Design Maturity

 

Are you ready to embrace Design Thinking to stay competitive in today's fast-moving business and consumer driven climate?

 

tonnytran's comment, July 25, 10:46 PM
http://anamariareviews.weebly.com/home/skintervention-guide-purely-primal-skincare-2016-review-the-natural-solution-to-beautiful-skin
AcrobaticDesigns's curator insight, July 26, 12:35 AM
#DesignThinking: here creativity takes over problem solving, leads to innovation which could benefit customer in the long run.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

Annotated Bibliography Part 1: Complete Guide to Writing the Annotated Bibliography

In Part 1, we explore the meaning of the words "annotated" and "bibliography," paying special attention to the purposes of an annotated bib and its 3 mai
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
What do a grilled cheese sandwich and information design have in common?  Both are activities that involve the practice of organising information (or ingredients!), simplifying complexity and, also very important, having fun! "How to make a grilled cheese sandwich" is a simple exercise to introduce (design and non-design) students to information design key principles that…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 26, 7:49 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

Read between the lines -- Science360 Extra | NSF - National Science Foundation

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. This marks the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of individual words.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

How to Use Short Videos for Brand Marketing — Medium

How to Use Short Videos for Brand Marketing — Medium | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Without ever getting into YouTube, you can do short videos on several social media sites. On Vine, they last six seconds, Instagram they…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning

7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Facebook Groups In eLearning? Read this article to discover 7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
Jasmine Villarreal's curator insight, July 19, 4:00 PM

Like Twitter, Facebook can be used for eLearning groups. This article states 7 tips that could be used in groups on Facebook. A few examples are: having smaller groups, setting rules, and appointing admins to the groups.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 5:46 PM

I have already used it in small groups with a big success. I really do recomend it as a new tool for student's engagement

Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Cambridge Marketing Review
Scoop.it!

Social Media and the Workplace

Social Media and the Workplace | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most

Via Marketing Colleges
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources
Scoop.it!

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
more...
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 27, 7:39 AM
The three knowledge domains for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments. Update to K-W-L...
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 30, 9:37 AM
I found this graphic to be interesting and thought provoking, so I am sharing it so we can all consider the best practices for 21st Century learning. Let me know what you think!
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity

How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
 

We may be more satisfied with our jobs than we were a decade ago—at least according to Gallup’s research. But employee engagement and retention continue to be among the top challenge companies face around the world, per a report from Deloitte on global human resource trends. That’s because disengaged workers come with a hefty price tag. Gallup estimates that the U.S. economy loses up to $550 billion per year when productivity flags as a result of unhappy employees.

 

In what they describe as the first study of "spatial management," the researchers analyzed data from the more than 2,000 workers at a large technology company with several locations across the U.S. and Europe over two years.

 

They discovered that seating the right types of workers together led to increased productivity and profits. The proper proximity, they write, "has been shown to generate up to a 15% increase in organizational performance. For an organization of 2,000 workers, strategic seating planning could add an estimated $1 million per annum to profit."


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 28, 6:45 PM

Bad behavior in the workplace is contagious. But a new study suggests that pairing workers together can boost productivity and profits.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 29, 6:41 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

The Essential Fluencies | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

The Essential Fluencies | Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The Essential Fluencies are not about hardware, they are about headware and heartware. Learn how to cultivate these critical skills in your classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from What I Wish I Had Known
Scoop.it!

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.
Via Anita
more...
Anita's curator insight, July 27, 6:54 PM
Interesting attributes that could make you stand out positively - and acknowledge in others.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 28, 7:41 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Technology in Business Today
Scoop.it!

6 Apps That'll Make Work-Life Balance a Reality ( & Not Just a Fantasy)

6 Apps That'll Make Work-Life Balance a Reality ( & Not Just a Fantasy) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
These six apps for iOS and Android will help you find work-life balance—which is essential if you want to stay happy, healthy, and sane at work.

Via TechinBiz
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity

What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an upcoming project. Before you fire off an email, ask yourself, "Is this urgent?" If you’re sending the email simply because you don’t want to forget, your employee may not know your response expectations, and this can cause stress that negatively impacts your staff’s productivity and performance.

 

In a new report called "Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect," professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an "always on" culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

 

"It’s easy to depersonalize people when you’re using email, because you don’t see the effect you’re having," says coauthor William Becker, associate professor of management at Virginia Tech. "When boundaries are blurred, it can create all kinds of problems. A lot of companies see the good parts of using email, and don’t think beyond that."

 

 

In the study, participants reported spending an average of eight hours a week doing company-related emails after hours. The greater the amount of time spent on after-hours work, the less successful the employees were at detaching from work. This translated into poorer work-family balance, and even contributed to emotional exhaustion, which Becker says has been shown by prior research to negatively affect job performance.

 


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 6:37 PM

Even if you aren't working nights and weekends, the expectation of constant availability can cause you to burn out.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, July 24, 7:02 PM
Well put article, just because a boss knows a 10pm email means follow up on this task tomorrow, doesn't mean the employee does!
Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

All Innovation is Really #Service #Innovation

All Innovation is Really #Service #Innovation | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
According to government statistics 70-85% of the GDP of Western nations, and 63% of the world GDP is service. Traditional goods firms are emphasizing service in their offerings. So it is positively weird that intro marketing texts put a single chapter on service marketing. It also seems odd to me that most research articles on product innovation focus on new product…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from New Customer - Passenger Experience
Scoop.it!

Forrester 3 E's of Customer Experience

Forrester 3 E's of Customer Experience | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Emotions play an important role to the overall customer experience. Have you ever created an empathy map?


Via Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein
more...
Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, July 24, 5:44 PM

Forrester's 3 E's:

 

1. Emotion

2. Effectiveness

3. Ease

 

How are you elevating the emotional connection between your brand and your customers?

Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

Via janlgordon
more...
janlgordon's comment, June 13, 2014 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

How to Design an Information Visualization

Designing information visualizations offers you endless possibilities when it comes to end products and it would be impossible to provide step-by-step instructions for all these possibilities. However, it is fair to say that while the end products may vary dramatically – the process by which we reach the best possible end product is consistently the same.Author/Copyright holder: Kitware Inc. Copyright terms and licence: CC BY-ND 2.0 As you can see, information visualization can lead t
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Your Startup’s Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides — Marketing and Entrepreneurship — Medium

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides - Marketing and Entrepreneurship - Medium
Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.
Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business — well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.


I get it. The last thing you want to do when you’re sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over… and over… and over again. It’s actually a pretty helpless feeling, asking strangers to decide on the fate of your new venture. If it’s your first or second venture, there can be a real learning curve, too. It takes time and feedback to get it right.
Presentation guru Guy Kawasaki has put together an infographic that can help make your pitch both more effective and less painful....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 19, 5:58 PM

Larry Kim shares a useful slide presentation template for startups from Guy Kawasaki.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 21, 11:02 AM

When Guy #Kawasaki teaches everyone listens, he is a success story.

Scooped by Rosário Durão
Scoop.it!

Three Secrets Of The Most Well-Liked Speakers

Three Secrets Of The Most Well-Liked Speakers | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Likability isn't some innate quality that you have or you don't. It comes down to what you do when you get up to speak.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rosário Durão from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

12 Principles of Modern Learning

12 Principles of Modern Learning | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Infographic.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 25, 1:35 PM
A very interesting infographic about engaging students in modern learning. What do you think?
Skylly_W's comment, June 27, 9:14 PM
Thank you very much
Evoluo's curator insight, June 28, 9:18 AM

Modern learning : vous voyez d'autres principes ? D'autres pratiques ?