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Welcome to LiNE Zine: the premier e-magazine dedicated to introducing perspectives, insights, and voices at the intersection of business and learning in the new economy.

In the Winter 2000 issue, we focus our attention on design. To do this we cast our light as far and wide as possible to bring in different perspectives and voices. We ask, from a design standpoint, what does a learner require to have an outstanding learning experience. We look at what people require from the design of websites, prototypes, elearning programs, online communities, television, books, conversations, and even a tune. We examine how people take in information and how our environment can truly help us learn effectively and enjoyably along the way. Please join us as we explore.

December 21, 2000 Update

q LiNE Zine publisher Brook Manville Interviews Roger Black, the world-renowned designer. Black talks about learning on the web, and what his design experience can tell us about how people learn through interaction with Internet-based content.

q Jeffrey Huang, Professor of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and co-author/architect Muriel Waldvogel explore the impact of web-based “virtual” innovations on the "physical" architecture for learning—the physical spaces where people work and learn together.

q  Editor Marcia Conner interviews usability and user-centered design expert Judee Humburg. Judee talks about her vision for education, helping people feel that their work matters, and the perspectives she gained from her experiences founding and building Intuit and Hewlett Packard’s Usability departments and as a Montessori teacher.

Check out our Features page for many more articles. And check back here for updates on new content that will be added throughout the coming month. We look forward to learning with you.


October 23, 2000 Update – Fall 2000 Issue

q     LiNE Zine staff converses with Bob Sutton on the Learning-Doing gap and how despite all the information at our fingertips we're all having a had a hard time getting anything done, actually turning what we know into action.

q   Editor-in-chief Marcia Conner talks with Wendy Coles about how she and her team at General Motors (GM) are creating knowledge networks to solve some of their organization's messy problems. Dr. Coles leads the development of GM's knowledge network and organizational learning initiatives and offers real insights into the learning of a large workforce.

q    Tony Loyd, from John Deere, challenges us to ask what the "e" can offer learners in a new feature entitled "Postcards from the Bleeding Edge."


September 11, 2000 – Fall 2000 Issue

q       Publisher Brook Manville interviews Alan Webber, founding co-editor of Fast Company magazine. Alan takes us right into the eye of the New Economy hurricane, calling on his experiences shaping the themes and debates about the new world of work. Alan draws a roadmap to the future based on the possibilities elearning is opening up, and reflects on the importance of knowledge, learning, and technology in today’s business imperatives.

q       Editor-in-chief Marcia Conner presents an insightful and inspiring interview with John Seely Brown, Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Brown’s thought leadership extends well beyond the bounds of science and rises to the higher planes of society, hope, and human nature. He reminds us of the importance of reawakening our inveterate learning instincts, and changing the workplace into a true learning place.

q       Reed Hundt, Chairman of the FCC from 1993-1997, talks about his experiences leading the charge to bring elearning, in the form of the Internet, into every classroom in the United States under a highly successful FCC program. Sticky public policy issues and constant political hurdles were but part of the struggle of implementation; the question of fundamentally differing philosophical beliefs on education were at the core. Read about it here.