Digital Neighborhoods – Guiding design

Digital neighborhoods seem like a powerful tool for discussing technology and its impact on users (students, staff, researchers, etc) and the concept adds interesting new requirements to projects. Getting a good understanding of your users’ digital neighborhoods can guide design and deployment of new technologies and help predict impacts on the users themselves. Understanding how … Continue reading Digital Neighborhoods – Guiding design

Old meets new – You can follow the New York Times on Twitter

I just discovered that there are several twitter feeds for the New York Times. These feeds include a main New York Times feed at http://twitter.com/nytimes along with several specific feeds: NYT Business – http://twitter.com/nyt_biz NYT Food – http://twitter.com/nyt_food NYT Metro – http://twitter.com/nyt_metro NYT World – http://twitter.com/nyt_world and about a dozen more. You can find most … Continue reading Old meets new – You can follow the New York Times on Twitter

Collaboration Channels – I don’t want to think about protocols

Burton Group talks about the distinction between Channels and Workspaces in Collaboration. Channels are routes where information flows. Workspaces are areas where collaborators gather. Examples of Workspaces are Wikis, shared document repositories, group calendar software. Channels are things like email, chat, VoIP, video conferencing and telephony. The problem with Channels is that we have to … Continue reading Collaboration Channels – I don’t want to think about protocols