I did a workshop for a client about a week ago. 21 people came. After 20 minutes I knew everyone’s name. A few people commented on it, asking me what my trick was or saying that they could never do that. If don’t have a lot of time, my short answer to “how do you remember […]
This is a fantastic tip: “The bookend” is a great technique I use to elicit expectations. At the beginning of a meeting, ask the group a grounding question about their expectations for the meeting. “Write this down: What do you want get out of the next two hours?” Have them put it aside for later. […]
…and what do you get “for free” by having a lecture theatre? If I’m teaching a class in a lecture theatre, that theatre costs the university a certain amount of money. A lecture theatre is a sunk cost and you can easily make the case that it’s not worth it any more. As I understand it, […]
There’s nothing wrong with following a career path you chose when you were 18. But why is it held up as the ideal?
I sit through a lot of presentations and I have strong opinions about the right way to do them. One of my pet hates is the “questions” slide that people put at the end of a deck. I hate this for three reasons. First, it ends a presentation of work that’s taken anywhere from six […]
In tomorrow’s Research Methods tute, this paper is used as a model for the first assignment, a “critical analysis” of a research paper. The point is not to criticise the paper but to demonstrate understanding of how the paper articulates potential design outcomes.