Archive for September, 2007
Latest installment of Lee Leefever’s plain English series, Google Docs in Plain English. Although it’s a ‘client’ production (for the Google Docs team), but it’s worth watching and definitely worth sharing with the people who yet to get the concept of online office.
BTW : Google launched a basic PowerPoint clone that lets you create Presentations inside the web browser. Other than creating presentations from scratch, you can also upload your existing PPT slide-set into Google PowerPoint.
If you are like me, using del.icio.us for a long time, bookmarked more than 10000 articles and things over there and whole place is just looking messy, despite of strict rituals of tagging properly – you might just need this : deliGoo
Install this Firefox extension, and you can search not only your bookmarks and their descriptions, but the text of the pages that they point to as well.
deliGoo will analyze your del.icio.us account and create a Google Custom Search Engine, then use it to search the contents of every site for a match.
A nice article by Rachel Hinman of Adaptive Path : Demystifying Data Analysis on the art and science of gathering and analyzing the user data by a very low-tech toolkit of post-it notes.
The first thing all guests on Clean Sweep [Television Show] do is unload the contents of their home onto their front lawn. This is effective for two reasons: 1) It forces people to face the madness and take a good hard look at all their stuff and 2) It presents “the stuff” in an apples-to-apples format. Similarly, because the data from field research is often in disparate forms (video tapes, transcripts, digital photos, etc.), it’s important to present data in an apples-to-apples format by transforming it into something tangible and visible. Only then can you take a good hard look at everything that’s been collected and start making choices about what is important.
Via Maish. He added
I usually wiki my notes from an interview. This gives my team an opportunity to review the notes and add in any missing pieces or new insights. Next, I go through the notes and highlight the ones that matter to the project. Then I collect all the highlights and present them with supporting notes. But I like the ‘Emerging Insights’ theme that Hinman uses to present her findings. It makes the presentation more direct and appealing.
You probably already know all – or most – of this. But reminders can be useful.
Powerful enough for any website or intranet design and simple enough for your Mum to use
what web-based tools exist to make running and organizing a non-profit or charity organization easier.
Deciding how to bring your revolutionary new product to market is a challenge. Here are some basics to set you on the right road
When you decide that filing a patent is the right thing for your small business, here are nine tips to help you get it done
little frisson of learning, that was a bit of learning over each others’ shoulders.
SenseMaker™ is one of the few software systems to be built on basis of natural rather than management science. It is designed to augment rather than replace human decision making.
potential business use of SMS service Twitter.
Wiki by Nancy : How have you used twitter to collaborate?
oSkope is a visual browser that lets you search and organize items from different web services like Amazon, Ebay, YouTube or Flickr in an intuitive way.
Harold followed up an old post by Dave Pollard on Critical Thinking and re-created the concept with a new perspective of today’s Web tools, through a simple and elegant mindmap : Web tools for critical thinking
May I add web based collaborative MindMaps too?