Archive for November 2008
First Fictions and the Parable of the Palace is the inaugural installment of “Everyware: Designing the Ubiquitous Experience,” a column exploring user experience and design in the era of ubiquitous computing. ‘First Fictions’ considers the profound design implications of foundational visions of ubiquitous computing imagined by technologists such as Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown, and finds precedent for these sorts of techno-social futures in the poetic parables of Jorge Louis Borges.
“Everyware” will be a journey through the expanding wavefront of the ubiquitous experience as it impacts design, covering topics ranging from ubiquitous computing to near-field communication, pervasive computing, The Internet of Things, spimes, ubicomp, locative media, and ambient informatics.
I hope it’s as good to read as it has been to write. And keep the comments flowing!
Readers active in the enterprise, intranet, portal, and syndicated content & functionality spaces might be interested in The Building Blocks of Effective Portals that appears in the November / December issue of Intranets Today.
Intranets is one of the leading publications focused on these topics, with regular contributions from the likes of Rachel Alexander, Jane McConnell, and James Roberston.
You will need a log-in to read the complete article on-line, but perhaps you were thinking of subscribing, and this will pull you in.