Everyday, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than most of us assume. So no matter what you do online it’s important that you know what kind of trail you’re leaving, and what the possible effects can be. These tutorials help you to not only learn about your digital footprints, but help you make the right choices for you.
I wanted to provide a resource page for those who want to know what’s out there. Not just for travel bloggers or food writers, but for anyone seeking to build a flexible life in their own way. This includes not just digital nomads, but also work and travel visas, volunteer work and much more.
Access to 100+ million free wifi hotspots, connect with other nomads to get advice or organize meetups, browse the world’s largest transit app supporting more than 1,200 cities in 70+ countries, find or organize co-living arrangements and more.
In a circular economy, products no longer have a life cycle with a beginning, middle and end, and therefore make less waste and add value to their ecosystem. The scale of what we design has shifted from products, to companies, to economic systems.
Who we design for has expanded from a solitary user to an intimately connected web of people spanning the globe. New tools such as AI, the internet of things, and biomimicry mean our design ambitions are limited only by our imagination. The global economy is stuttering and disruptive technologies challenge established business models. A new mindset for business is emerging. It’s worth around a trillion dollars, will drive innovation in tomorrow’s companies, and reshape our lives.
The Circular Design Guide helps innovators create more elegant, effective, creative solutions for the circular economy. Solutions that are invaluable for people, give businesses a competitive edge, and are regenerative for our world.
WINGS and Foundation Center released the second edition of the Global Philanthropy Data Charter. Launched in 2014, the charter is designed to unite the sector around data and global development. The new version includes guidance on how to engage in data-sharing processes. As Managing Editor for WINGS, I co-led the launch of the Data Charter website in 2014 with the help of Elefint Designs.
Dr. David Anderson, the director of COMPASS, developed its predecessor, Healthy Expectations, to help first-year students as they transition to college. First implemented in 2000, the program was based on seven life health principles designed to create healthy communities by fostering a positive and supportive culture for students on campus.
In 2005, as Senior Editor for George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Public Health, I led the editorial process for the multimedia version that earned a model program award from the US Department of Education. A product of hard work, this successful project unlocked a decade of achievements. It was my first taste of life as a digital nomad, and I’ve been working remotely ever since.
The project that grew around COMPASS (creating, optimizing, mapping, planning, achieving, steering and succeeding) was an intensive exercise in autonomy, mastery and purpose long before Daniel Pink brought “Motivation 3.0” to the mainstream. Developing the name, brand, UX and curriculum, and managing contributions from 30+ experts, each brought unique challenges that still inspire me today.
US Dept. of Ed assessment (PDF) http://bit.ly/us-dept-of-education-compass-excerpt
COMPASS website https://compass.gmu.edu/
The Digital in 2017 Global Overview from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that more than half of the world’s population is now connected. Reports include regional data, key insights for 230+ countries, and a 100-page slide deck with infographics.