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Robin Good: If you like to go back to pen and paper to draw your sketches, rather than launching the latest web prototyping tool, you are probably still doing the best thing.
As Milos Nedved writes on 1stwebdesigner: "...analog methods of prototyping are especially valuable right at the beginning of projects – when speed matters the most.
Working with paper, or perhaps a whiteboard, can accelerate the speed of our learning loops.
Sketch, feedback, sketch, feedback, sketch feedback – you can go through dozens of iterations in one day and you’ll set solid foundations for the rest of the work.
Consider it kind of premium insurance. Getting rough feedback quickly can save you a lot of work."
The article contains a short review of a set of analog, paper-based, web design/ mobile prototyping tools.
Full article: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/paper-prototyping-analog-tools-web-mobile-designers/
Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.
From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."
Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm
(Image credit: GroupPartners)
Learn all about curation here
Learning how to use search and filtering tools is an essential part of infotention -- the other essential part is about learning to manage your attention online -- Howard
"Squirro will revolutionize the way you gather and harvest content in a way that matches your exact interests. Share with friends or colleagues. For work or play. Launching this spring."
Splash is a simple way to build an amazing and free website for your event in minutes.
Network Science and Hubs Visualisation Tool...
File format converters don't have to be difficult to use. Converting your files is easier than ever with the Zamzar free web browser button.
Over this past weekend, I attended the 1st Annual Wyoming TEC Conference. TEC stands for Technology in the Evolving Classroom. During this conference, I had the fortunate opportunity to sit in on A...
Robin Good: Glue is a web app which makes it extremely easy to "clip" any text, image or combination of both from any web page while saving it for you in a tag-based visual board.
Collected items can be easily shared on your Twitter channel.
As of now Glue works only through a Google Chrome browser extension.
Free to use.
More info: http://incredibleglue.com/ ;
Whether you're an iPerson who can't live without a Mac, a Facebook addict, or a gamer, you know that social media and technology say things about your personality and thought processes.
For the past year a team of academics based at the London School of Economics, the University of Leeds and Imperial College have been working on a ‘Research Impacts’ project aimed at developing precise methods for measuring and evaluating the impact of research in the public sphere. We believe the our data will be of interest to all UK universities how to better capture and track the impacts of their social science research and applications work.
IdeaScale is the leading innovation software solution for idea management and suggestion box software.
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Planeto is your social Knowledge Network. What knowledge do your friends have? And what is your own expertise? Join Planeto to play, learn and have fun!
Got a friend who's ready to take the Twitter plunge? Try this handy beginner's guide to the real-time social network.
Science 4.0 is a movement resulting from the formation and use of the World Wide Web. Scientists are using the World Wide Web to collaborate and do science in new ways with significant implications...
This is an online tool for adding time line based text annotations to online video. The tool then converts these to and FLV file and sends them to you. Great for instructional video projects.
Science Online New York (SoNYC) encourages audience participation in the discussion of how science is carried out and communicated online.
We live in an age where creating high quality images is straightforward and necessary to compete with the plethora of online media available...
Robin Good: If you are looking for a series of tools and services that can allow you to publish slideshows and video clips on your web site while using personalized skins and templates Cincopa provides such resources.
The Cincopa multimedia platform allows you to enhance your web site with video, photo galleries, slideshows, podcasts and music by providing a large set of plugins and templates for all major web publishing systems dedicated to these tasks.
"Cincopa is the most complete rich media kit for WordPress, Joomla, Blogger and many other CMS systems. Cincopa includes many videos players, slideshows, galleries, podcast, music players in many different shapes and sizes, in total over 40 skins."
Free basic service available.
Premium plan and comparison with free account: http://www.cincopa.com/cincopamanager/paypal/plans.aspx ;
Find out more and samples: http://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/services ;
(Thanks to Baiba Svenca for uncovering this)
Now you can annotate anything, anywhere on the web, by signing up and installing our bookmarklet!
With so many things to know and techniques to learn it often becomes hard for designers and developers to keep up with their projects and manage their work.
The main bottleneck to the adoption of science 2.0 paradigm is the lack of recognition. The career of the scientists is determined by papers, articles and citations, and there is no recognition for...