Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

A Call to Evaluation Bloggers: Building A Better KT System

by • December 9th, 2011

Are you an evaluator and do you blog? If so, the American Evaluation Association wants to hear from you. This CENSEMaking post features an appeal to those who evaluate, blog and want to share their tips and tricks for helping create a better, stronger KT system.┬á Build a better moustrap and the world will beat […]

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Knowledge Translation Lip (Sync) Service

by • September 29th, 2011

For many, but certainly not all, of the studies we do in public and population health, the audience for this is almost the same. Not all studies or research projects will yield the kind of data that are video-worthy or inspire photosharing, but some are. And if we want the public engaged in science, if we want to reach practitioners and inspire policy makers and researchers alike to pay attention to the evidence being generated, this video might offer some suggestions for a way forward.

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Design for Social Norms or Social Change?

by • August 6th, 2011

Just as we create path dependencies for one set of values, so too can we do the same for others and with other people. The focus on the outcomes of systems rather than their design is problematic if we want change. Starting with design and values at the outset, being conscious of who we invite in and how we engage them and by remaining contemplative about how these systems unfold and the emergent patterns that shape them, designers of all stripes may be better positioned to create social change rather than just for social norms.

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Social Media Staycation

by • July 31st, 2011

18 days abroad and a bad set of Internet connections gave me a rare opportunity to take a break from social media. What happens when the lives we live online disappear, even momentarily? This week I came back from a wonderful trip to the United Kingdom and Germany to a social media world that had […]

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Social Networks: Beyond the Numbers

by • July 8th, 2011

Powerful social network research is as much about having a good statistician as it is an anthropologist and together, they need to have the story that comes from it, woven together by the users.

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Social Media and the Limits to Growth

by • July 4th, 2011

Social media provides a virtual firehose of content that surpasses anything we’ve had access to before. But is this sea of content becoming too much to manage and what does this mean for knowledge-driven enterprises as the barriers to content creation drop almost as low as they are for consumption? I added some new friends […]

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