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June 28, 2008

Reflecting on user2.0 conference

June 28, 2008

I was thrilled by the enthusiasm and support for the Exploring User2.0 conference earlier this week, and in particular by the variety of ways of participating that different projects came up with and promoted.  What I'm wondering now, is what we all got out of the conference, and how we can capture that and make it useful to others.  ...

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June 03, 2008

Warm-up Event

June 03, 2008

The June online community event is taking shape with plans for digital storytelling and patterns workshops, twitter feeds and, of course, the ever popular radio bazaar and social events.  There's a focus on users, how we represent their perspectives and stories and the differences between them, and we have a great lineup of speakers to set the scene each ...

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May 27, 2008

EMERGE Community June Event: Exploring User 2.0: the shape of future users, 23, 24, 25 June

May 27, 2008

Please Book Now for this event  We all have experience of users to draw on.  The conference is about sharing our stories with other projects, drawing on their experience and reflecting on what we have learnt.  We are at the stage of shaping the programme, so please have a look at the theme and outline and contact Isobel with ...

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April 23, 2008

user engagement - emergent behaviours

April 23, 2008

We're collecting user engagement stories - it'll only take 5 mins.  I've just been in the participatory technologies online session where we had 4 great mini case studies of pedagogic uses of web2.0.  As Jim pointed out, they all showed unanticipated outcomes - the problem as initially defined, did'nt define the outcomes and behaviours emerged.  I'm wondering whether in ...

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April 11, 2008

User engagement - a community practice?

April 11, 2008

Following a stimulating debate with the rest of the Emerge team, especially with Rhona, at our recent meeting in Birmingham (see Josie's blog post), I've been thinking about the relation of user engagement and the Emerge community. The definition of a community of practice is that it forms around a common practice.  The idea of the U&I programme, ...

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February 06, 2008

UIDM Challenge Event

February 06, 2008

Hi all, We (the user engagement specialists in the Emerge team) have been reflecting on our experiences and the outcomes of the York event, and have decided to postpone the Challenge Event advertised for 11-15 Feb until a time at which it can be better integrated into an Emerge Event.So, that's one thing you can cross out of your ...

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September 06, 2007

Prototyping the UIDM

September 06, 2007

I thought at first the post-ALT-C UIDM workshop was going to be a disaster.  John bravely put up the UIDM as an Aunt Sally that the participants immediately knocked down.  It didn't suit their needs, it didn't fit their project, they conceptualised rapid prototyping differently.... But once we got into the swing of things, and projects started thinking about how ...

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August 31, 2007

UIDM Stages 2,3,4

August 31, 2007

I've just updated the UIDM guide in the Emerge Moodle to include descriptions and templates for stages 2, 3 and 4. You'll find the updated guide both in book form, and as new topics in the course. There is space still left on the post-ALT-C workshop to support these stages. The workshop starts after lunch on Thursday 6 Sept, ...

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