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SenseMaker® Environment October 2014

Online Course: SenseMaker® Environment (self-paced)

From www.cognitive-edge.com


This is a self-paced course introducing you to the SenseMaker® Environment. While it is not facilitator-led, you can also learn from and collaborate online with other participants. The course materials go through the process of working with SenseMaker®, introduces the important terms and key concepts, and illustrates typical results.

Overview: At the conclusion of this self-paced online class, you will have covered:

i) A review of Cognitive Edge basics and Cynefin

ii) An introduction to who uses SenseMaker®

iii) What is a Signification framework and its related terms: story prompt, triad, dyad, signifier

iv) How to collect narrative or story fragments

v) An overview of sense-making methods and the software

vi) What are safe-to-fail probes and other action steps

Effort:    No weekly commitment, approximately 12-20 hours to view/read/watch/review all the content available.

Pre-requisites & Requirements:

1) There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, although it is generally aimed at someone who understands the basics of Cynefin.

2) You will benefit from a broadband or DSL Internet connection although it’s not mandatory.

3) You need one of the following browsers. Please note the Browser Version! Internet Explorer 9 or higher OR any version of Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.



Anyone who wants/needs to learn the basics of SenseMaker® and Cognitive Edge’s approach. Wants to complete a pre-requisite prior to attending one of the other SenseMaker® online courses. Someone who has completed this course would be well-prepared for the two-day, instructor-led SenseMaker® workshop, but would not (yet) be able to run a SenseMaker® project unassisted.


Course starts:

As soon as you sign-up, you will receive log-in details.


December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015


11:30 pm – 2:30 am