#Learningtheory and the best way to learn every major #design period from #Arts&Crafts to #Postmodern

I give tours for an historic house in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park that is of the colonial style in both its architecture and collections.  During these tours we talk about the period architecture, objects, and antiquities, and I’m commonly asked how a young man in his early 30’s knows so much about colonial history and material … More #Learningtheory and the best way to learn every major #design period from #Arts&Crafts to #Postmodern

Maximizing your marketing & communications production through three information management practices

Here’s a question for those working in organizations with the responsibility of promoting work, winning awards, and creating content: How long would it take a new employee on your team to perform these 10 queries?: Find all photos taken by a particular photographer in the last five years. Find all past documentation used in applying … More Maximizing your marketing & communications production through three information management practices

Why all #facilitiesmanagers need to be #informationstewards

When an informational professional works in facilities… My first job out of library school was working in the facilities and real estate division of a well funded Ivy League university situated on a large urban campus. I was hired as a digital archivist and data manager in the Office of the University Architect, and my … More Why all #facilitiesmanagers need to be #informationstewards

Why every organization should maintain a #blacklist

A few months ago, I wrote a fairly comprehensive post on explaining the various types of red lists that professionals in the natural and built environment industry might encounter. Essentially, red lists can symbolize things at risk such as flora or fauna, or it can be used to highlight things that are harmful, such as … More Why every organization should maintain a #blacklist

#Gamification and avoiding the technology trap

Motivation before technology Pick up any book on knowledge management and it will no doubt share a case study on the technology trap, where institutions attempt to make best use of their organizational knowledge by primarily thinking about the problem from an IT perspective centered around software and hardware. Instead of strategizing how to build … More #Gamification and avoiding the technology trap

Three screen capture strategies for creating a culture of #knowledge #sharing

In any organization, there always comes a time when you perform a rather complex sequential order of events on a computer application, and you’d like to be able to share this process with others. Maybe it’s the 10 step process for setting up a new office printer, and all your colleagues would benefit from having … More Three screen capture strategies for creating a culture of #knowledge #sharing

Schedules: planting, retention, in blueprints, and projects

My intended audience for this blog is anyone who feels connected to organizations that are empowered by the natural and built environment. Organizations fitting this bill could be land trusts, architecture firms, town governments, and even higher ed institutions. You could be a graphic designer for an engineering firm who appreciates multidisciplinary settings, or perhaps … More Schedules: planting, retention, in blueprints, and projects