BlogmapperTM- map your blog and blog your map
~wouldn't this be a great idea for a community blog? you could have different icons for different types of entries (graffiti, haunts, rubbish dump, etc.)
i must check some of Matthew Chalmers's papers (not just his review of where the action is). He is Reader in Computer Science and Research Co-Director of the (newly formed) Kelvin Institute, probably

brilliant idea - yet to be fully executed - but it is a start Geowiki - wanted to add some stuff about nunhead - but the map doesn't show the area in detail, so have nw way of knowing where to click...

Untitled Document
"Inside 'Time for Change'
conversation between
Clement Mok
President-emeritus AIGA
and
GK. VanPatter
Co-Founder, NextDesign Leadership Institute
Partner & Co-Founder, UnderstandingLab

Mok has a quote on the back of a great looking new book too

E-patents: Write to your MP today
-- or the software industry gets it!


so you had better
FaxYourMP

via: NTK

where I saw this, "We start with a package of MS Office training," says Mahmood
Zahir, information and communication technology programme
assistant for the [Afghanistan UN Development Programme],
"where we teach our students an introduction to computers -
Windows XP - and then Word, Excel, PowerPoint..."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,1063619,00.html
- for the love of God: HAVEN'T THESE PEOPLE SUFFERED ENOUGH?

which came as no surprise---

a new blog at smg, could be worth watching? wonder if there'll change the MT template soon :) (i thought I could add my own links)

their second post: sociable thinking: CB: The Usenet of the 70's? ~this is something I was thinking just the other day, having thought about the jargon of blogs, which I think PeterMe brought up...

Trash Your Desktop
"Chandler [...] takes the core functions of [...] personal information management programs and integrates them with the rest of your PC and the Internet. All the information you need to complete a given task or project is grouped on-screen, organized around the one function—e-mail—Kapor sees as the central conduit of our electronic lives.
[...] its logical context—displaying all related items together—and not in the separate folders and application windows of the traditional desktop computer system, you can think of it as a new way into your computer."

it seems there are interesting parallels between Chandler and ZOË

a recent note by Matt[IC] A_clarification_of_cyberspace.txt

which I found having read his ETCON_Glancing_proposal which has just been accepted.

there is more detail on Glancing from the previous months 2003_notes

who needs multiple rss feeds?
simply visit (or subscribe to the rss of) Usability Views - Usability with a twist and get the top content (I asume not everything makes it on), from the top sources, all in one place! That's what I call useful.

a sample of todays UV links:
Web wizards weave their magic
visuos: A Visuo-spatial Operating Software for Knowledge Work
The Devils in the Wireframes

some stuff to restore Human Connectedness

I must try and dig out this! I just hope I have it still...

Communications of the ACM [archive]
Volume 45 , Issue 4 (April 2002)
Supporting community and building social capital
[TOC]

CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar
[streaming videos of this years lectures]
includes Bill Moggridge of IDEO on Designing Interactions his forthcoming (in errrrr.... 2005) book supported by a DVD which will have video interviews with various experts in the design field

upcoming are:
Howard Rheingold on, of course, smartmobs and Michael Slater of Adobe

last terms videos are still available (which I linked to before)

Communication Arts: Interactive winners just announced

Non-Traditional UI: Special Issue of HCI editted by Paul Dourish and Tom Moran [2001]
from ICS 280: NonTradUI (spring 2001)


--for some reason bloglet sent out an unpublished (test) post yesterday - so excuse the non-sense (if you got it)

am amused by all the navel gazing going on ammoungst the blogging fraternity - are 'we' like DJ's - part of a tribe - or simply loud mouths?

Just a quick namecheck (and link of course) to bloglet - which seems to be working very well - sends a reasonably nicely formatted digest as html mail (so you don't miss the title pop-ups - as you do in some email-blogs - or even the links as you do in bloglines :-(

So if you wanna not have to come back here then why not subscribe - add your email to the text box on the left and 'hey presto' (I'll be waiting to see if you do... ;-)



pbf (rollover for explanaition) - when a link is not a link
s k e t c h y   a n i m a t i o n [this and previous Alien Invasion via b3ta]

ALIEN INVASION
please watch this!

matt's got great links (and comments - of course) about:

extelligence

presence

and
the Extended Mind

Doors of Perception:In the Bubble The thermodynamics of cooperation [September 2003] This is the text of [john thackar's] closing keynote talk at the European Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Helsinki

v. interesting comments about e-mail v. group spaces by clay: Many-to-Many: Ozzie on Us on Email
on the recently discovered many-to-many current guest editor is danah boyd ~who I should contact

(what happens to editted posts, in terms of bloglet, I wonder)

Ward's got a blog!
(of sorts - only three posts from quite a while back)
- must check out his neighbours

Half Sisters ~a brief 'conversation' about namespaces (clashing)

"I thought I'd mention why I don't do hierarchy on my wiki.
I see wiki as a place where people work out the names of things that they will say. Since our spoken vocabulary is small, we must struggle to find words that carry value commensurate with the space they consume in our brains. Where works collide in wiki they will also collide in our thoughts. Usually that is a happy circumstance. "

IBM Research | Watson | Cambridge | Visualizing Large-Scale Discussions: "This project aims to identify the kinds of information we need to capture about discussions and the people who participate in them, and how to visualize the information in ways that would support large-scale discussions."
~very relevant to what I am about to plunge into *splash*

from 'the worlds knowledge' (at the BL)
Turning the Pages on the web including recently Leonardo Notebook
- interesting from a usability perspective - uses a drag (psuedo 3d) page turning gimmick which is a bit of a pain (to say the least) - so much easier to just click, or even use the keyboard! [ala thisisamagazine] (you could even show the animation of the page turning - or alternatively trigger the turn with a smaller movement) - I have seen this technique somewhere else recently, where it seemed to work more smoothly and to better effect, but cannot remember where...
- the contents interesting though (in L's reverse mirror writing - which can be reflected and maginified)

listening to the brilliant afternoon play
Find Me - by Matt Bloom.
Set in 2020. Mary has to travel to Sydney for her son's wedding and reluctantly decides to use the new Matter Transportation machines that have overtaken aeroplanes as the main form of global transport. But an error occurs during the process - with terrifying consequences.

...but must remember to record the
The Curious Life Of Robert Hooke ~inventor, engineer, architect and maverick scientist - collaborated with Christopher Wren on the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Hooke was a major figure in the seventeenth century intellectual and scientific revolution.
- but only a few days left...

audiovisceral.net - a video weblog by aisling kelliher who's publications you can read

new article on GUUUI - Balancing visual and structural complexity in interaction design "For people with little experience in interaction design it's tempting to equate visual simplicity with usability. But there is more between heaven and earth than meets the eye. The Q4 issue of GUUUI takes a look at some common pitfalls, where studies have proven that what appears to be simple isn't always what is easy to use."

think I have set up the bloglet thing now - see subscription box on the left - but as I am not sure exactly what it is supposed to do, thought I'd better test it - hence this post (so sorry for the waste of space)

didi's Mind'Space commisioned by MoMA - which incorporates some interesting ideas about tangible computing +

FOUR WORDS TO IMPROVE USER RESEARCH:

Don't

define

tasks

beforehand


- rather, discover what the tasks you should be analysing are, by talking to the people who are performing them - so the task is context specific - i.e. listen to the user first!

from the latest Good Experience Newsletter

Selected Readings in Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Theory, Computer Networks, and the Internet
Author: John December Date: 21 October 1993

from Tom Erickson's bookmarks

why pay $6 for this from Amazon - when it seems to be available for free? Google Search: Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier but maybe it isn't the same version? - t'was mentioned in the latest InfoFlow