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Information Architecture Vs Interaction Design

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The Web, Information Architecture, and Interaction Design by Jonathan Korman

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IA means defining information structures to answer the question “how does a user find the information they want?” Thus navigation links for a big corporate Web site reflect IA: where can I find directions to the company’s main headquarters? When you talk about content, page hierarchy, and taxonomy, you probably have an IA problem.

On the other hand, IxD means defining system behaviors to answer the question “how does a user take the action they want?” Thus the pulldowns, buttons, and checkboxes in a Web email application reflect IxD: what must I do to reply to the sender of this email? When you talk about action, controls, and dynamic elements, you probably have in IxD problem.

via : elearningpost

Written by anol

September 30th, 2005 at 5:49 am

Posted in Information Design

Guide to a Professional Blog Site

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Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site (using WordPress) by Michael K. Bergman from AI3 [PDF]

Gone beyond Blogger? Want to really be aggressive in functionality and scope of content for your personal, professional or corporate blog? If so, this Comprehensive Guide to a Professsional Blog Site may be useful to you.

In this Guide you will find discussion of these useful topics:

  • How to choose blogging software and add-on tools
  • Taking control of the blogging process by hosting your own site
  • Getting your blog to display and perform right
  • Effective techniques for converting existing documents to your blog site HTML
  • Being efficient in posting, organizing and work-flowing to allow your diarist activities to flow naturally and productively
  • Keeping the blog site pump primed with fresh and relevant content.

Written by anol

September 30th, 2005 at 5:43 am

Posted in Social Media

Podcast : new medium for learning

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Podcasting for Learning by Aixa Almonte, Podcast Producer and Kathleen Gilroy CEO, The Otter Group [PDF]. Context, tips, tools and more.

A few of the reasons that they love podcasts for learning.

  • Busy faculty can now deliver fast and easy instruction to learners.
  • Anyone with knowledge and expertise can quickly and easily share it.
  • Podcasts are better than streaming audio since they are portable, re-useable, and can offer subscriptions.
  • Podcasts will soon be searchable
  • Podcasts can be interactive

via Portals and KM

Written by anol

September 29th, 2005 at 10:19 am

Handbook for bloggers

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Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents from Reporters Without Borders [PDF], covering basic introductions, terminologies, setup guidelines, ethical issues and ‘how-to’s of getting around censorship and leagal threats. Some great motivational case studies / stories too. Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

Blogs get people excited. Or else they disturb and worry them. Some people distrust them. Others see them as the vanguard of a new information revolution. Because they allow and encourage ordinary people to speak up, they’re tremendous tools of freedom of expression.
Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest.

Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation. It also explains how to set up and make the most of a blog, to publicise it (getting it picked up efficiently by search-engines) and to establish its credibility through observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.

Written by anol

September 26th, 2005 at 2:27 am

Posted in Social Media

Grassroot KM through Blogs & Wikis

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The BBC’s low-tech KM by David Weinberger

“We have over 200 groups, some reflecting interests not expressed in the organization chart,” he says. For example, there’s a group of 200 people interested in Adobe software that is a powerful resource for getting maximum value from that software. It’s also cut down on internal spam: “The Finance Department used to send out lots of e-mail to everyone. Now they’ve set up interest groups that are opt-in and much more granular. They’re only reaching people who want to hear from them.”

Via: elearningpost

Written by anol

September 22nd, 2005 at 7:48 am