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SenseMaker® Signification Design – February Online session

Online Course: SenseMaker® Signification (Instructor led)

Instructor: Laurie Webster
Max class size: 20
Min class size: 8
Course runs from February 1 through March 1, 2017
Last day to enroll is Monday, January 30, 2017


This is a instructor-led course that introduces you to SenseMaker® Signification Design.  This covers:

  • understanding the big questions of why run a SenseMaker project;
  • learning the components of a SenseMaker instrument (prompts, triads, dyads, stones, multi-choice questions); and

  • how to get a SenseMaker project up and running.

Come with a project in mind as you will design an instrument — a signification framework — with feedback from the instructor.

The course also offers four live sessions. Each session is scheduled at two different times, if needed, to be determined at the start of the course by participants’ time-zones:

• Conversation in small groups to get acquainted and answer questions;
• Clinic #1 on topics around SenseMaker®;
• Conversation on student-created instruments (signification frameworks); and
• Clinic #2 on topics around SenseMaker®.
The Conversations will be led by Laurie Webster from QED Insight. One Clinic will be led by Michael Cheveldave and the other by Sri Ranjini Mei Hua Raman, both from Cognitive Edge.

Someone who has completed this course would be well-prepared to design a project and set it up for story collection.


At the conclusion of this facilitator-guided online class, you will have covered:

• Role and impact of narrative capture in the broader context of a project;
• Design of story prompts, signifiers, and metadata based on project objectives;
• Relationship between signifier design and fragment capture; and
• How to get your SenseMaker project up and running.


• Participants should allow approximately 3-5 hrs per week for offline completion of assignments plus 1-2 hrs per week for a Conversation/Clinic, over the 4 weeks.

Pre-requisites & Requirements:

• You should have completed a SenseMaker® Workshop (classroom event) OR the SenseMaker® Environment online course. (Alternatively, you may affirm to Cognitive Edge/QED Insight that you have adequate prior knowledge).
• A basic understanding of using a personal computer (Mac or PC), OR, access to someone who can help. You also need to know how to download and upload files to the internet.
• You should have a broadband or DSL Internet connection to access the course materials and to participate in the four online Conversations and Clinics.
• Please use the latest version (or the one before that) of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or a modern mobile browser such as Mobile Safari.
• We are using the latest version of Skype and GoToMeeting for the Conversations and Clinics. Let us know if this will be a problem for you (for example, if you will be connecting from behind a firewall).

Student Discount:

Undergraduate and graduate school students with an “edu” address can use the promotional code ACAD-10 to receive 10% off the charge. This does not apply to faculty or staff. We may contact you to verify your status.


February 1 – February 2


(All day event)


From: USD 475.00