Useful Links: Social media your presentations, Design with intent, future ed, accessibility in business

We’re all presenters–in the classroom, at conferences, among your colleagues. Here are 9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations with Social Media. One of the tips in the article is about the backchannel, a topic I’m interested in and have talked about here and here and from SXSWi and again here as well as at BlogHer. Plus, I just reviewed an excellent book called The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever.

Design with Intent talks about how designers can influence behavior—and why they should. It’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve read in a long time.

Persuasion design embeds various forms of influence and “choice architectures” in products and services to maximize the likelihood of positive behavior change. It has been popularized by economists like Richard Thaler through books like Nudge and services like Mint and, which provide countless examples of subtle cues that lead to major shifts in behavior.

The reason this notion of persuasion design tugs at me is that I can see it applied in so many ways to create positive changes in behavior around all sorts of topics. The article is by Robert Fabricant of frog design.

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 at TeachPaperless takes a look at where tech in education is taking us and makes bold predictions. Standardized test makers may not like what TeachPaperless has to say, but I think this idealized version of the future makes a lot of sense.

Resources for Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization from the W3C is a good resource for anyone trying to convince a client about the need for accessibility and for anyone teaching a class in accessibility on the web.

Leave a Reply