Definitions

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  • n. The process by which people give meaning to experience.

Etymologies

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sense +‎ making

Examples

  • In such situations, he says, people turn to Internet discussion groups, blogs and other communications tools for "sensemaking," as they sort out with others the change roiling the world around them.

    Out of Office: Job Loss in the Age of Blogs and Twitter

  • With particular interest in real-time "sensemaking" these innovative systems fundamentally improve enterprise intelligence which makes organizations smarter, more efficient and highly competitive.

    New: All Things O'Reilly

  • We're obsessed with maps -- a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a relentless source of...

    Books Of Maps:

  • We're obsessed with maps -- a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a relentless source of visual creativity.

    Books Of Maps:

  • We re obsessed with maps -- a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a relentless source of...

    Books Of Maps:

  • You relate while you are sensemaking and inventing and visioning.

    The Four Capabilities Behind Great Leadership

  • The four capabilities -- the model was co-created by me, Wanda Orlakowski, Thomas Malone and Peter Senge -- are sensemaking, relating, visioning and inventing.

    The Four Capabilities Behind Great Leadership

  • There is a lot of work that suggests that when leaders come into new jobs or situations they generally need to do a lot of sensemaking early on, or they may have a vision early on if they've been part of the group for some time.

    The Four Capabilities Behind Great Leadership

  • This project looks interesting and relevant to some team sensemaking projects.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Hyperscope call for contributors

  • Finally, the Backstory UI design suggests that a tool can support sensemaking in such a way that it’s not intimidating or distracting for simple investigations, yet has mechanisms that the user may employ incrementally as the complexity of an investigation increases †a characteristic referred to here as scalable sensemaking.

    Technical Report: Backstory: A Search Tool for Software Developers Supporting Scalable Sensemaking « ResourceShelf

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