Category Archives: Conferences and Events

What cats taught me about project management

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Recently we held a really fun day of internal talks around a variety of issues. I chose to build on the metaphor that Amber Thomas first suggested around “cats and dead birds”. I have used this before in workshops, but I wanted to build on it, and with limited time available (max 10 minutes) this […] Read more

Open Analytics?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Third Reflections So the reflections keep coming, and the connections get stronger as we continue to reflect in the open. There have been some great blog posts from fellow #DigPed delegates in the last few days and maybe at some point we should write a collective piece […] Read more

Connectivism and the tyranny of print

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Second Reflections The recent pedagogy lab on Prince Edward Island was split into two tracks, Digital Literacies and Networks. My experience was mostly with the network track, focusing on the nature of digital networks and network-building. Although, with a dedicated unconference space there was a lot of […] Read more

Red Roads and Connectivism

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

First Published on Medium Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : First Reflections I am just back from Digital Pedagogy Lab on Prince Edward Island, a two track digital workshop and essentially an unconference opportunity. It is only now as I suffer from jet lag and start the reflection process that I realise how […] Read more

Perspectives on Digital: Change isn’t coming, it’s here and it’s permanent

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

I have done two keynotes recently where I have been asked to talk about the future, to look ahead at the horizon and suggest what it might look like when we reach it. Quite frankly, I would be an idiot to try and do that beyond what we know already, and even more so if […] Read more

Leading Change in Libraries: A keynote for UXLibs 2

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

We all have experience of change initiatives at one level or another. After being involved in more than 200 change projects across the higher education sector, and working with senior staff at more than 60 universities, this keynote was trying to communicate some general principles around leading change. A lot of people helped me in […] Read more

Reflecting on UXLibs 2

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

UXLibs II was my first time engaging with this particular library audience. From the outset (as far back as being asked to do the closing keynote)  I got the impression it was going to be a different kind of event. But I wasn’t prepared for the sheer level of enthusiasm and engagement with everything about […] Read more

Preparing for @UXLibs

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Last week I was preparing my keynote for the second UXLibs conference in Manchester, in June. The UXLibs approach is to use ethnographic, usability and human-centred design research approaches to gather invaluable behavioural and attitudinal user information, to inform the work of libraries and beyond. It’s a privilege to be invited to speak to this […] Read more