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March 31, 2009

The Story of the Planet Platform

March 31, 2009

True to the dogfood principle, we now have a case study on the development of the Planet platform. An amazing tale on international mystery and intrigue. Well, maybe not - but if you’re working in a UK HE institure and thinking of launching an ambitious web2.0 project, you might find our experience informative. Or, if you ...

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March 23, 2009

everything you wanted to know about pattern methodologies but didn’t know who to ask

March 23, 2009

Planet is hosting a symposium at CAL’09 tomorrow. If you’re in Brighton, drop in and join the discussion. Our plan is to break away from the usual talking heads format, and devote most of the time for conversation. We’ve set up a web-space for the symposium at: Where you can find drafts of all the slideshows ...

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March 13, 2009

Kolfschoten and Lukosch: Cognitive learning efficiency & design patterns

March 13, 2009

(cross-posted from ) The 1st full paper for our symposium at CAL is now available for download (pdf). When it comes to design patterns, there seem to be two types of people: born-again evangelists who would sell their mum to convince you that patterns are the cure to all your ails, and normal, decent folk who just ...

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March 11, 2009

Next Generation Technologies in Practice 09 - Loughborough

March 11, 2009

Several of the team have just spent two days in Loughborough at the Next Generation Technologies in Practice JISC conference - excellent event with much food for thought on sharing practice and communities of relevance to Planet. This morning Jim, John and I, together with Wendy Luker, Director of the Persona project, led a ...

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March 04, 2009

Useful Sharing

March 04, 2009

Here is a presentation by Sally Fincher of the University of Kent on Useful Sharing which she gave recently at Glasgow. I think she captures very well many of the issues that arise with sharing practice effectively. (Skip through the section in the middle where they are doing the exercise - although it is in ...

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February 26, 2009

Our EXTEND/Planet discussion….

February 26, 2009

is now available as an Elluminate recording.  Thanks to Cristina and Frances for facilitating this. ...

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Finding evidence

February 26, 2009

There are a couple of things that make patterns distinct from other forms of design guidance. One is that they are routed in practice - they are not simply “good ideas” or theories (not that there is anything wrong with those) but they are drawn from real examples of things that have worked to solve ...

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February 25, 2009

The Planet Video

February 25, 2009

We have produced a short video which provides an overview of the project and our methodology. Many thanks to the EXTEND project for their assistance in developing this and to Jakki Sheridan-Ross for her production. Enjoy! more about "The Planet Video", posted with vodpod ...

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February 22, 2009

Join us for a mini-Planet workshop - online!

February 22, 2009

The EXTEND project is hosting a mini-Planet workshop on Tuesday lunchtime from 12.30 UK time - full details in Cristina’s post. All welcome - we will be sharing examples of successful practice and discussing the Planet methodology. ...

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February 20, 2009

three workshops and a symposium

February 20, 2009

March is going to be very, very busy. Apart from the expected business of writing reports and cleaning up project outputs, we’re going to be running three workshops and leading a symposium at CAL. The Digital Identities Workshop (March 2nd) asks - We use the term ‘digital identity’ to refer to the online representation of an individual ...

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