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At the Core of the Apple Store: Images of Next Generation Learning (full-length and abridged article) | Big Picture
"What are the essential features of the Apple Store’s learning culture?

* The learning experience is highly personalized and focused on the interests and needs of the individual customer.

* Customers can make mistakes with little risk of failure or embarrassment. Thinking and tinkering with the help of a staff member provide opportunities for deep learning.

* Challenges are real and embedded in the customer’s learning and work.

* Assessment is built right into the learning, focusing specifically on what needs to be accomplished.

A disruptive innovation? We think so. The Apple Store has created a new type of learning environment that allows individuals to learn anything, at any time, at any level, from experts, expert practitioners, and peers."
apple  applestore  learning  schooldesign  innovation  via:cervus  education  lcproject  technology  williamgibson  geniusbar  retail  studioclassroom  openstudio  thirdplaces  problemsolving  teaching  unschooling  deschooling  personalization  individualized  challenge  disruption  assessment  deeplearning  21stcenturylearning  learningspaces  thirdspaces  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
Frank Chimero - There is a Horse in the Apple Store
"When does the magic of a situation fade? When do we get acclimated to the exceptional? Is this how we get by? Would anything get done if we were constantly gobsmacked? Is this how we survive, how we stay sane? We define a pattern, no matter how exceptional, and acclimate ourselves to it?"
zombieculture  spoiledbywonders  apple  ponies  frankchimero  awareness  noticing  2010  aponyintheapplestore  tinypony  tinyponies  lookup  lookaround  humor  applestore  learning  curiosity  children  toshare  topost  from delicious
september 2010 by robertogreco
Genius Bar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"There's a horse in the Apple store.
And no one is looking at it. But me."
frankchimero  noticing  obliviousness  horses  applestore  geniusbar  from delicious
september 2010 by robertogreco
The Future of the Bank Branch - Bank Technology News
"some banks have pushed unconventional branch design even further-so far that actual transactions aren’t even possible; the sole goal is relationship building. ING Direct is an online bank, but management realized the bank needed some physical presence to reassure the public the bank was more than a billboard. So execs devised the ING café, which look like Starbucks; people can go have coffee, smoothies, use a free-wireless connection, and learn about ING if they choose. But the eight “branches” have no transactional ability whatsoever; people still must sign up and do transactions online. For example, the ING café in Chicago had “Bike to Work Week Specials” in mid-June. “Every bicyclist that rides to the ING DIRECT Café during Bike to Work Week will be treated to a free bike valet, beverage and tune up. While you’re there, ask a Café Associate about other simple ways to save your money.”" [via:]
banks  interiors  thirdplaces  lcproject  banking  applestore  ing  wamu  chase  design 
august 2009 by robertogreco

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