Category Archives: Cognitive Edge

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    The Sensemaking-for-Clients Spectrum, Part I

    Posted on September 13, 2016 by in Cognitive Edge, SenseMaker®, Statistics, Tableau Software

    Several weeks ago, as Laurie prepared for the Cognitive Edge workshop that she and Zhen Goh taught in Houston on September 8-9, Analysis to Action with SenseMaker®, we talked about a question of pedagogy, of “pitch”: How do you teach material when the level of experience and expertise of the potential attendees is diverse? More […]

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  • Implementing the Prophet Motive

    Posted on December 17, 2015 by in Cognitive Edge, SenseMaker®

    Sitting in the infrared sauna last July, as part of a dietary cleanse, my mind started to formulate an offering to give SenseMaker® beginners a way to be mentored. In ten minutes, I sketched out the essence of what the offer would cover. After that, it was just thinking through the details. As a market […]

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    The Man Who Mistook His Graph for a Hat

    Posted on March 18, 2015 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

      Equilateral triangles have been used as a graphical tool for presenting compositional data for at least 150 years, most prominently in geology, metallurgy, and related areas of physical chemistry; archeology and anthropology; and population studies, including genetics. According to Howarth (1996)[paywall], they were also used as early as the 18th century to show mixing […]

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    Story Theming — Any Volunteers?

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 12, 2014. This is my third post #WorkingOutLoud, where I focus on modifying the process of some Cognitive Edge methods. My objectives are better absorption of new material and reduced cognitive overload in a SenseMaker® workshop with CareOregon. This past week I thought about […]

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    Cognitive Absorption

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 9, 2014. As I mentioned in my last post, I am #WorkingOutLoud on how and when I introduce story data and related Cognitive Edge methods to my client, CareOregon. The overall objective is to improve sense-making and follow-up actions for the CareOregon June workshop […]

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    Working Out Loud

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Cognitive Edge, Online learning, SenseMaker®

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on May 4, 2014. Sharing what I do is a big part of why I work. When I started with Cognitive Edge, setting up online courses related to SenseMaker® was one way to share in a structured manner. While I have written a few blog posts, […]

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    Why I like waking up in the morning

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, SenseMaker®

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on October 24, 2012. Since joining Cognitive Edge in 2010, I have found great professional satisfaction in helping our clients recognize problems and make decisions about moving forward. At a more personal level, I have enjoyed greatly the behind-the-scenes aspects of the research and analysis — […]

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    Climbing Mt. Cynefin

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 20, 2010. If you have never paid any attention to the Cognitive Edge logo, please look at the upper-left corner of this page (or the tiny favicon at the beginning of the URL address box). It is an expanding spiral of hexagons, the latter […]

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  • ‘The Eggshell Thing’

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 15, 2010. My first project as an accredited practitioner was with a large international publisher that was trying to get a better sense of customer satisfaction with its products. I can still remember having some “disconnects” along the lines of, whoa, how does that […]

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  • The Corsairs of Cynefin

    Posted on June 17, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Scholarly articles

    This post originally appeared in the Cognitive Edge blog on December 12, 2010. Several days ago I woke up with the opening of the ‘Major-General’s Song’ from Gilbert & Sullivan repeating over and over in my head: I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the […]

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